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A New ExPIERience

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Join Navy Pier as we celebrate a joyful reopening and showcase our remarkable partners and artistic collaborators.

Guests will experience cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in Pier Park and a seated dinner in the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion, featuring a performance showcase highlighting the Pier’s dynamic artistic programming.

All funds raised support the Pier’s mission to provide free and engaging programming to our community.

Honoring Peoples Gas

With special thanks to Navy Pier Life Trustees Norman Bobins, Donna La Pietra, and John Schmidt for their years of dedicated leadership



  • BMO
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Hornblower

  • Shoreline Sightseeing

host committee

  • Allstate
  • Virginia and Norman Bobins, The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation
  • Joan and Bill Brodsky
  • Cboe Global Markets
  • CIBC
  • Michelle L. Collins
  • Exelon
  • GCM Grosvenor
  • ITW
  • Laura and Craig Martin
  • Mesirow
  • Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
  • Much Shelist, P.C.
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Peoples Gas
  • Jennifer Steans and Jim Kastenholz
  • Robin and Mark Tebbe

event partner

  • Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum
  • Rita and John Canning
  • Craig and Janet Duchossois
  • Katten
  • Koch Family Foundation
  • Emily Heisley Stoeckel and Kevin L. Stoeckel
  • Invenergy
  • Abby McCormick O'Neil and D. Carroll Joynes

Supporter Listing as of August 4, 2022

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About Navy Pier

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2022, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

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