Illuminate | Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier

Benefit Events


Saturday, November 5, 2016
Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier 

On November 5, 2016, please join us for our gala: Illuminate - celebrating the power of discovery, the joy of “figuring it out,” and the boundless capacity of Chicago’s children. Once again, we will welcome over 600 professionals for a night of dinner, dancing, and philanthropic revelry as we raise over $700,000 on behalf of CCM’s innovative exhibits, educational programming, and community access initiatives.

By supporting the Chicago Children’s Museum, you ensure that children are able to learn and grow in fun interactive ways. Your contributions guarantee the museum is accessible to families across Chicago.

For sponsorship information or to learn more about the event please contact Danielle Echols, 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


  • @properties
  • Accenture
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Ascent
  • Prudence and Francis Beidler
  • Jodi Block and Barry Malkin
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • The Bluhm Wolf Charitable Foundation
  • The Boeing Company
  • Blakely and Harvey Bundy
  • Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.
  • The Crown Goodman Family
  • CBRE, Inc.
  • Chicago Children's Museum Auxilary Board
  • Chicago Children's Museum Metropolitan Board
  • The Crown Goodman Family
  • DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Laura Dunne
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Kim and Chad Feingold
  • Morgan Flatley and Luke Johnson
  • Karen Harrison and Walter Freedman
  • Jones Day
  • JWC Media
  • Bill and Heather Kelley 
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Kivvit
  • Krueck + Sexton Architects/ Turner Construction Company
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • MEC
  • Navy Pier
  • Ashley and Pam Netzy
  • Charlene Huang Olson and Christopher Olson
  • Jeffery and Dena Perry (EY)
  • PNC Bank
  • Jennifer and Andrew Prewitt
  • Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
  • Proper Title
  • The PrivateBank
  • Gerald Saltarelli
  • Keri and Larry Serota
  • Badal Shah
  • TBWA/Chiat/Day New York
  • Valor Equity Partners
  • Carly and Brennan Warren (EY)
  • Wexford Capital Partner, LLC
  • Bruce and Beth White
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Wintrust Commercial Banking
  • Wintrust Wealth Management
  • Ronna and Steven Zoll

In-Kind Sponsors