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Relive Navy Pier’s first ever Virtual Celebration!

This event featured performances by local musicians, Alexis Lombre and Sam Trump, and Navy Pier public program partners, Chicago Human Rhythm Project and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance. Get an exclusive preview of internationally renowned and locally-based artist Nick Cave’s upcoming project at the Pier and a deeper look at the making of Postcards to Chicago, a recent permanent public art installation that now covers the north side of Navy Pier.

And stick around until the end for an exciting announcement from a special guest!

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Support Navy Pier

Navy Pier is dedicated to showcasing the talents of local artists and cultural organizations. This past summer, one of our first priorities was the revival of the Pier’s free public programming in a safe and distanced manner. Prioritizing free live music, fitness classes, jazz concerts in Polk Bros Park, and cultural celebrations means supporting local organizations, artists and musicians who have lost so much income and performance opportunity since COVID-19 began.

We’re proud to be a place for the public to safely rediscover Chicago.

All donations will be matched, up to $20,000, thanks to the generosity of the Navy Pier Associate Board, Gery & Sunny Chico, Clayco, William Blair,  John Schmidt & Janet Gilboy, and Nicholas & Hilary Vallorano.

Host Committee - Event Chairs
Ellen Alberding & Kelly Welsh
Mr. And Mrs. Norman Bobins,
The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation
Joan & Bill Brodsky
Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel &
John H. Krehbiel, Jr.
Linda & Richard Price Family Fund
Jennifer Steans & Jim Kastenholz


Sponsors
Koch Family
Foundation
Emily Heisley
Stoeckel &
Kevin L. Stoeckel
Laura & Craig Martin
Loop Capital
Markets, LLC


Partners
Lisa & Jeffrey Aronin,
The Aronin Family
Foundation​
Jacolyn &
John Bucksbaum
Gery & Sunny Chico Michelle L. Collins
Theresa Mintle
& Michael Toolis​
M. Bridget Reidy
John Schmidt &
Janet Gilboy
Pratima & Niranjan Shah
Weiner Family
Foundation
Robin Loewenberg Tebbe &
Mark Tebbe
Rita & John Canning


Supporters
John &
Ann Amboian​
Kristin & Steve
Haramaras​
The Joseph and Bessie
Feinberg Foundation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

William J. Brodsky
Chairman

Chairman
Cedar Street Asset Management

Norman Bobins
Vice Chairman
Vice Chairman
CIBC US Region

Michelle L. Collins
Secretary
President
Cambium LLC

Jennifer W. Steans
Treasurer
President & CEO
Financial Investments Corporation

BOARD MEMBERS

Lisa Konik Aronin
Board Member
Boys & Girls Club of Chicago

John Bucksbaum
CEO
Bucksbaum Retail Properties LLP

Gisselle Castillo-Veremis
Consul General
Consulate General of the Dominican Republic

Gery J. Chico
Partner
Chico & Nunes

Larita Clark, Ex-Officio
CEO
Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

Nora Daley
Civic Leader

Marilynn Kelly Gardner, Ex-Officio
President and CEO
Navy Pier  

Sandra P. Guthman
Chair, Board of Directors
Polk Bros. Foundation

Jill Griebenow
Senior Vice President
Cboe Global Markets

Brett J. Hart, Ex-Officio
President
United Airlines

Dean M. Harrison
President and CEO
Northwestern Memorial HeathCare

Roger J. Kiley, Jr.
Ex-Officio
Board Member, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority/Attorney, Roger J. Kiley, Jr. Law

Steve Koch
Managing Partner
Bowline Group

Donna La Pietra
Vice President and CEO
Kurtis Productions

Richard Price
Chairman and CEO
Mesirow Financial

Charles R. Matthews
President & CEO
Peoples Gas & North Shore Gas

Laura Martin
Partner
Katten

Michael G. O’Rourke
President
Signature Bank

Jorge Ramirez
Managing Director
GCM Grosvenor

Bridget Reidy
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Exelon

James R. Reilly, Life Trustee
Former CEO
Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority/Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Planning Council

Sandra Reynolds
Global Director of Sales
Kendall Miles Designs, Inc.

John Simpson
Partner
Broadhaven Capital Partners                    

John R. Schmidt
Partner
Mayer Brown

Smita Shah
Founder & CEO
SPAAN Tech

Emily Heisley Stoeckel
Chairman of the Board
The Heico Companies and Heico Holding

Robin Loewenberg Tebbe
President
LIFT LLC

Michael A. Toolis
Vice President
Regional Business Leader, Buildings (US Central), Stantec

Kelly Welsh
President
The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago

About Navy Pier

More Than You Imagine

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 2020, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.


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