The Gala for Lincoln Park

The 35th Anniversary Gala for Lincoln Park
Friday, April 26 2019
Saddle & Cycle Club of Chicago – 6 PM – 11 PM


35th Anniversary Gala for Lincoln Park

In celebration of 35 years of preserving, protecting, and enhancing Chicago’s largest and most visited park, the Lincoln Park Conservancy will host its 35th Anniversary Gala for Lincoln Park on Friday, April 26 at the Saddle & Cycle Club of Chicago. The Gala will be attended by over 300 persons and feature live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing, and highlights from the Conservancy’s 35 years of service to Lincoln Park.

Event Schedule:

6:00 P.M. – Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction

7:30 P.M. – Dinner and presentation

8:30 P.M. – Live auction

9:00–11:00 P.M. – Music and dancing

The Gala is the Conservancy’s biggest fundraising event of the year, and this year’s Gala promises to be the best and most successful yet. All proceeds will benefit the Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary Campaign which focuses on three major goals in 2019:

Construction of the Sunshine Playscape by August 2019

Completion of the North Pond Master Plan by August 2019 (with the Pond’s restoration to immediately follow)

Establishment of an operating reserve that will allow for the extension of our programs, services, and stewardship to more parts of Lincoln Park

Tickets for Gala

Tickets are currently on sale.  Don’t miss early-bird pricing of $350 per ticket and $3,500 for a table of ten, through March 15, in celebration of our 35th Anniversary. 



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

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Silent/Live Auction Donations

Silent and live auction donations are also being sought. 

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No matter how you do it, we thank you in advance for supporting the Gala and joining us in celebrating 35 years of service to Lincoln Park and gearing up for 35 more! For more information about the Gala, email us below.


Gold Sponsors

Associated Bank

Silver Sponsors

William Blair

The Colvin Family

DV Trading

Rachel and Scott Pasquini

Tom Stringer Design Partners

John & Carol Walter Family Foundation

Community Sponsors

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Sandra Hurse and Jaime Wright

Chantal and Bernard Seguy

Charles Schwab – Hari Nair and Stephen Cless

Thank you to our 2019 Gala Committee & Sponsors!

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Molly Pusch Gala Co-Chair
Danielle Hoeg Gala Co-Chair
Julie Juan Marketing Co-Chair
Mark Becker Marketing Co-Chair
Cathy Smiddy Décor Co-Chair
Kelly Small Décor Co-Chair
Brittani Kemp Auction Co-Chair
Trei Ricketts Auction Co-Chair
Lauren Levine Sponsorship Co-Chair
Catie Osborn Sponsorship Co-Chair
Linda Baker
Janet Sontag
Gail Colvin
Julie Fiala
Alyson Coates
Kim Bodden
Wyatt Harris
Jill Sanford
Melinda Harmon
Rachel Pasquini
Kim Kozminski
Melissa Cecola
Kelly Taylor
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