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325 Guests Attend Summer Dinner Dance

Summer gala raises $425,000 for Garden science and education programs

Julie McCaffrey
(847) 835-8213, direct

Release Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (June 23, 2014) – More than 325 guests recently celebrated the beginning of the summer party season at the Summer Dinner Dance at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The black-tie soiree began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served on the Esplanade, followed by an intimate dinner dance in an elegant pavilion. One of the most talked-about events on the North Shore and in the Chicago area, the 2014 Summer Dinner Dance raised $425,000 for the Garden’s science and education programs.  

HMR Designs created the beautiful setting inside the tent with white peonies and a modern green-and-white palette. Passed hors d'oeuvres and dinner was catered by Calihan Catering. Lynne Jordan and the Shivers played while guests danced the night away. Guests received mini orchids and chocolate chip cookies before departing through paths lined with luminaria.

The Committee for the Summer Dinner Dance was co-chaired by Mr. and Mrs. David R. Casper of Northbrook, Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Foreman of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Gavin of Winnetka. The Summer Dinner Dance was generously underwritten by BMO Harris Bank and Winston & Strawn. Additional support was provided by Beam Suntory, Bonterra Organic Vineyards and Lagunitas Brewing Company.

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