GLENCOE, IL (July 1, 2014) –The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden presents the 16th Annual Harvest Ball at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, on the beautiful early fall grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Guests for the black-tie garden party will be greeted with Moët & Chandon champagne as they walk through the Heritage Garden to a cocktail reception and silent auction in McGinley Pavilion.
Jewell Events Catering will serve dinner on the Esplanade in a tented pavilion decorated for the autumn season by Event Creative. A live auction will feature travel packages, including a trip to attend the Caroline Herrera show at Fashion Week in New York City. The Chicago Players will play while guests dance the night away.
All proceeds from the Harvest Ball will benefit the design work of renowned landscape architect Mikyoung Kim. Kim’s plan will offer a gateway to nature for children and their families entering the Chicago Botanic Garden’s new Learning Campus.
The Harvest Ball is co-chaired by Guild members Carolynn Pfaff, of Chicago, and Emily Reynolds, of Winnetka. Serving as auction co-chairs are Toni Canada, of Chicago, and Abby Dunn, of Winnetka. The annual ball, attended by more than 400 of Chicago’s civic leaders, has raised nearly $3 million to date for the Garden’s education, environmental and children’s programs.
Established in 1998, the Guild supports the Garden through service projects, as well as fundraising events. Led by co-presidents Brayton Alley, of Lake Forest, and Kimberly Burt, of Chicago, the group has more than 100 members representing a diverse group of young leaders from the Chicago area.
Tickets for the Harvest Ball begin at $550. Table packages are available. Support for the 2014 Harvest Ball will be provided by Beam Suntory, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Bonterra Organic Vineyards, and Moët & Chandon. For more information about the Guild or the Harvest Ball, call (847) 835-6830.