Celebrate the Harris

On February 21, 2018, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance hosted its 2018 Gala: Celebrate the Harris. The evening featured the return of American Ballet Theatre to Chicago, and raised more than $1.1M to support the Harris Theater’s collaborative mission. We are grateful for the generosity of the 2018 Gala Leadership and Donors.

Honorary Chair

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Marilyn F. and David J. Vitale

Harris Family Foundation, Caryn and King Harris
Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols
Abby McCormick O’Neil and D. Carroll Joynes
Marilyn F. and David J. Vitale


BMO Wealth Management
Kay Bucksbaum
The Crown Family
Kent and Liz Dauten, Keystone Capital
Jim and Karen Frank
Jay Franke and David Herro
Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel and John H. Krehbiel, Jr.
Jack and Sandra Guthman, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Irving Harris Foundation, Joan W. Harris
Mellody Hobson and George Lucas
JPMorgan Chase
Kay and Fred Krehbiel
Robert M. and Diane v.S. Levy
Northern Trust 
Scott C. Swanson, PNC Bank

Ariel Investments
Rita and John Canning
Janet and Craig Duchossois
Fifth Third Bank
Loop Capital
Judith Neisser
Ken Norgan
Cathy and Bill Osborn
Reed Smith LLP
John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe

Media sponsor

The 2018 Gala brought together over 400 civic and philanthropic leaders for an evening of celebration in support of the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, which is proud to be recognized as a cultural leader in educational and outreach initiatives, artistic partnerships, and bringing the finest national and international music and dance to Chicago.