Third Annual Harvest Party Raises $100,000 for Chicago Botanic Garden

Julie McCaffrey
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Release Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The third annual Harvest Party was held recently on the beautiful late-summer grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden, raising $100,000 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 sipped cocktails, enjoyed a variety of small bites, and listened to the sounds of DJ Famos! in the Helen and Richard Thomas English Walled Garden. J&L Catering served a farm-to-table dinner in McGinley Pavilion. A raffle was held before dinner and a live auction and paddle raise was held after dinner.

The 2019 Harvest Party was co-chaired by Amie Alfe, Wendy Labrum, and Sally Brown Thilman.

Established in 1998, the Guild supports the Garden through service projects as well as fundraising events. Led by co-presidents Jennifer Brown and Jennifer Neighbours, 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 Party, call (847) 835-6830.


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