The Gala for Lincoln Park

The Annual Gala for Lincoln Park
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Annual Gala for Lincoln Park

As a supporter of the Lincoln Park Conservancy, we want to say thank you for all that you do to help us to preserve, protect and enhance Lincoln Park. Our greatest asset in our mission to better the Park is people. We wish you and your loved ones health and peace during this stressful time. 

For the health and safety of our supporters, The Conservancy will postpone our Wonders of the Park Gala, originally scheduled for April 24th, 2020. The Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the income it generates is critical to the Conservancy’s mission in the Park. Support from the Gala funds our programming, Park initiatives, stewardship days, construction projects, and our staff, who make this work possible. One-third of the Conservancy’s operating budget comes from Gala proceeds. This year’s launch of the Campaign for North Pond, our unprecedented, three-year restoration plan for the North Pond Nature Sanctuary, makes this income more essential than ever.   

The continued financial support of our donors and sponsors is essential during this uncertain time. Without it, our efforts in the Park—including the restoration of North Pond—become precarious, as do our operations in support of this work. The Park can sustain us during this time of social distancing and anxiety, and our mission to sustain the Park must go forward. The work of the Conservancy is vital to ensuring that Lincoln Park remains a vital asset to you, your families, and to the millions who are engaged and energized by the Park’s countless wonders, now and for future generations. 

Thank you for your continued support!  Now more than ever we need the Park and the Park needs all of us! 

The Board and Staff of the Lincoln Park Conservancy


Want to donate by check? No problem!
Please make checks payable to “Lincoln Park Conservancy” and mail them to:

Lincoln Park Conservancy
2000 N Racine Ave, Suite 4800
Chicago, IL, 60614

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The Gala is the Conservancy’s biggest fundraising event of the year, and the 2020 Gala promises to be the best and most successful yet. All proceeds will benefit the Campaign for North Pond, our 3-year, $7 million initiative to dredge the pond to improve water and habitat quality, stabilize its banks to reduce runoff and erosion, and increase the natural areas around the pond to increase habitat for native species.


Sponsorships are also available and provide extensive exposure throughout the spring and at the event.

2020 Gala for Lincoln Park Sponsorship Packet

Silent/Live Auction Donations

Silent auction donations are also being sought.  

Gala Auction Form 2020 – Lincoln Park Conservancy

No matter how you do it, we thank you in advance for supporting the Gala and joining us in celebrating 36 years of service to Lincoln Park!

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Thank you to our 2020 Gala Sponsors!


Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors

William Blair logo






John and Linda Baker


The Colvin Family


John and Deborah Gross


Rick and Katrina Kash


Craig and Cathy Smiddy


Community Sponsors

Charles-Schwab-logo (002)


Lindsay Everest Logo_ 

Austin and Isabel Carpenter


James and Danielle Hoeg


Tom and Janet Sontag

Thank you to our 2020 Gala Committee!

Molly Pusch                            Gala Co-Chair

Rachel Pasquini                      Gala Co-Chair

Danielle Hoeg                         Gala/Marketing Co-Chair

Mark Becker                           Marketing Co-Chair

Julie Jahn                                Sponsorship Co-Chair

Isabel Carpenter                    Sponsorship Co-Chair

Brittani Kemp                         Auction Co-Chair

Trei Ricketts                           Auction Co-Chair

Kim Bodden                           Décor Co-Chair

Lauren Levine

Linda Baker

Melinda Munson

Janet Sontag

Gail Colvin

Julie Fiala

Alyson Coates

Jill Sanford

Cathy Smiddy

Kelly Small

Kelly Taylor

Kim Kozminski

Wyatt Harris

Catie Osborn

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