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


Gold Sponsors

Hyatt Hotels Corporation
The PrivateBank
The Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Silver Sponsors

Winston & Strawn LLP
Allstate Insurance Company
Carly & Brennan Warren
Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Pearce
Dena and Jeffery Perry (EY)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Proper Title
Wintrust Wealth Managementt

Benefactor Sponsors

Wexford Capital Partners
Francis and Prudence Beidler
Gerald Saltarelli
Karen Harrison and Walter Freedman
Jennifer and Andrew Prewitt
Blakely and Harvey Bundy
Kim and Chad Feingold
The Crown Goodman Family

Contributor Sponsors

Sonia and Badal Shah

In-kind Sponsors

Canon Solutions America