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Second Annual Harvest Party Raises $50,000 for Chicago Botanic Garden

Julie McCaffrey
jmccaffrey@chicagobotanic.org                
(847) 835-8213

Release Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Harvest Party photo by Maria Rebelo

GLENCOE, IL (Sept. 20, 2018) – The Second Annual Harvest Party was held recently on the beautiful late summer grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden, raising $50,000 for the Chicago Botanic Garden. Proceeds benefit Windy City Harvest, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture education and jobs-training initiative to help build a local food system, healthier communities and a greener economy.

More than 200 guests for the garden party sipped cocktails, enjoyed a variety of small bites, and listened to the sounds of live music of Goldmine Pickers in the Krasberg Rose Garden. Food for Thought served dinner in the Rose Garden.

The 2018 Harvest Party was co-chaired by Cory Daverman, Abby Baine Dunn and Jennifer Morehead.

Established in 1998, the Guild supports the Garden through service projects as well as fundraising events. Led by co-presidents Jenny Brown and Kim Vender Moffat, the group has more than 100 members representing a diverse group of young leaders from the Chicago area. For more information about the Guild or the Harvest Ball, call (847) 835-6830.

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Editors, please note: For digital images, contact Jasmine Leonas at (847) 835-6829 or at jleonas@chicagobotanic.org.

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