On May 20, nearly 500 leaders from education, philanthropy, business, media, politics, and the arts from across Illinois will come together at Arts Alliance Illinois' 3rd annual benefit luncheon to celebrate the powerful role of the arts. Proceeds support Arts Alliance Illinois' work to advance widespread support for the arts and arts education in Illinois.
Event highlights include...
* keynote presentation by Robert J. Zimmer (President of University of Chicago) on the essential role of the arts in education and civic engagement, with an intro by artist Theaster Gates
* Citizen Advocate award presented to Martha Lavey and David Hawkanson, formerly of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, with an intro by Ben Cameron
* an afternoon of delicious food, amazing company, inspiring presentations, and great networking