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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
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.
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Kim and Chad Feingold
Karen Harrison and Walter Freedman
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Bill and Heather Kelley
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Krueck & Sexton Architects/Turner Construction Company
MB Financial Bank
Morgan Stanley
Ashley and Pam Netzky
Charlene Huang Olson and Christopher Olson
Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Pearce
Dena and Jeffery Perry (EY)
Jennifer and Andrew Prewitt
Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
Proper Title
Gerald Saltarelli
Carina and MJ Shah
Sheridan Road Magazine
Sidley Austin LLP
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