Benefit Events | Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier

Benefit Events

Make. Believe.

Saturday, November 4th
Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier

Thomas Harmening, KPMG LLP 
Jennifer Vachon, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Join Chicago Children’s Museum’s Board of Directors on Saturday, November 4th in celebration of childhood wonder and the impossible becoming possible. With storybook style and fairytale flair, CCM’s 2017 Gala, Make. Believe., promises to be a night of merriment, dinner, dancing, and philanthropic revelry as we raise critical funds for Chicago Children’s Museum.

By supporting the Chicago Children’s Museum, you ensure that CCM is THE place where children from across Chicagoland, regardless of financial circumstances, can come to explore what it is to be limitless, to create with your own hands, to use your own voice, to take risks. To be a child. To write your own story.

For sponsorship information or to learn more about the event please contact Rachel Carlsen, Fundraising Events Coordinator, at 312-464-7714 or

While children are at the heart of the museum, this event is not family-friendly.


Lead Sponsors



Allstate Insurance Company 
BDT Capital Partners, LLC 
Prudence and Francis Beidler 
Ellenna and Jon Berger 
Jodi Block and Barry Malkin 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois 
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association 
Bridgeview Bank 
Blakely and Harvey Bundy 
Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. 
CBRE, Inc. 
Daniels Consulting Group 
DLA Piper LLP (US) 
Ernst & Young LLP 
Kim and Chad Feingold 
Karen Harrison and Walter Freedman 
Hyatt Hotels Corporation 
Bill and Heather Kelley 
Kirkland & Ellis LLP 
Krueck & Sexton Architects 
MB Financial Bank 
Morgan Stanley 
Ashley and Pam Netzky 
Charlene Huang Olson and Christopher Olson 
Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Pearce 
Perimeter Architects + Construction 
Dena and Jeffery Perry (EY) 
Jennifer and Andrew Prewitt 
Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation 
Proper Title 
Robert R. McCormick Foundation 
Gerald Saltarelli 
Carina and MJ Shah 
Sheridan Road Magazine 
Sidley Austin LLP 
Jennifer Steans & Jim Kastenholz 
The Crown Goodman Family 
Daniel Tierney 
Carly & Brennan Warren 
Wexford Capital Partners, LLC 
Winston & Strawn LLP 
Wintrust Wealth Management 
Ronna and Steven Zoll

In-kind Sponsors

Canon Solutions America