The Social Scene Around Town

The Scene Around Town, Across Town is a recap/compilation of events that took place in and outside of Chicago. 

Event: Chicago History Museum’s 22ND annual Making History Awards

22ND annual Making History Awards_Michael H. Moskow, Shirley W. Ryan, Frank M. Clark, Melissa Bean of JPMorgan Chase, and Art Johnston

Date: Wednesday, June 8
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago |120 E Delaware Pl 
Who’s who: Frank Clark, Anne Pramaggiore, Lester Crown, Shirley Ryan, Andrew McKenna, Laura Ricketts, Michael H. Moskow
Host: Ali Velshi
The scoop: The Chicago History Museum hosted the 22ND annual Making History Awards. Over 450 guests attended the gala helping to raise a record $1 million. The event paid tribute to the positive and enduring impact of some of our city’s extraordinary leaders. This year’s awardees included:Frank M. Clark (former ComED CEO)– The Marshall Field Making History Award for Distinction in Corporate Leadership and Innovation, presented by Anne Pramaggiore; Art Johnston – The Jane Addams Making History Award for Distinction in Social Service, presented by Laura Ricketts; Michael H. Moskow – The Harold Washington Making History Award for Distinction in Public Service, presented by Lester Crown; Shirley W. Ryan – The Bertha Honoré Palmer Making History Award for Distinction in Civic Leadership, presented by Andrew McKenna on behalf of Marca Bristo; and JPMorgan Chase accepted by Melissa Bean, Chairman of the Midwest – The Cyrus McCormick Making History Award for Historic Corporate Achievement, presented by Motorola Solutions.

Making History awards_Ali Veshi
Host Ali Velshi

Making History Awards for the Chicago History Museum _Andrew McKenna_Shirley W. Ryan
Andrew McKenna, Shirley W. Ryan
22ND annual Making History Awards_Michael H. Moskow_Lester Crown
Michael H. Moskow, Lester Crown

Making History Awards for the Chicago History Museum

22ND annual Making History Awards_Liz Stifel
Guest, Liz Stifel


Event: Shedd Aquarium Dark Waters Gala  

Shedd Aquarium Gala 2016

Date: Saturday, June 11
Where: Shedd Aquarium
Co-Chairs: Alissa and Tom King, Lesly and David Koo
The scoop: The Dark Waters gala, themed after the aquariums mysterious, yet enticing nocturnal creatures that emerge after sundown to create a spectacle in the dark waters, attracted 700 guests that supported Shedd’s mission of connecting people to the living world raising approximately $1.9 million. The evening’s entertainment included a surprise performance by the Chicago Children’s Choir, an aerial lyra display from Aloft Circus and Shedd’s belugas, dolphins, penguins and sea lions. During the aquatic program, guests participated in a paddle raise that generated more than $360,000. 

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Trent and Amy Sheridan, Laura Micheli and Gavin Daly

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Shedd Trustee Alex Singla and Parita Singla

Shedd-President’s-Council-Member-John-Podjasek-with-fiancé-and-Shedd-Gala-Committee-Member-Laura-Sargent-with-Mark-Cozzi-and-James-Goeke
 John Podjasek with fiancé Laura Sargent, Mark Cozzi and James Goeke

Shedd-Gala-Committee-member-Valencia-L.-Fellows-and-husband-Jonathan-Fellows
Valencia L. Fellows and Jonathan Fellows
Shedd-Gala-Committee-member-Heather-Zimmerman-and-Troy-Zimmerman
Heather Zimmerman and Troy Zimmerman
Rebecca-and-Charlie-AsfourRebecca and Charlie Asfour
Emily-Schmid-gala-committee-members-Cathy-Schmid-and-Teri-Brown-and-Abby-Brown
Emily Schmid, Cathy Schmid, Teri Brown, Abby Brown

Alfy-D’Ancona-Lois-Eisen-Terri-D’Ancona-Steven-Isen-with-Shedd-Aquarium-mascot-the-Strawberry-Dart-Frog
Alfy D’Ancona, Lois Eisen, Terri D’Ancona, Steven Isen with Shedd Aquarium mascot the Strawberry Dart Frog

Shedd-Gala-Co-chairs-David-and-Lesly-Koo-President-and-CEO-Bridget-Coughlin-and-husband-Brian-Wegner-and-Gala-Co-chairs-Alissa-and-Tom-King
Shedd Gala Co-chairs David and Lesly Koo, President and CEO Bridget Coughlin and husband Brian Wegner, and Gala Co-chairs Alissa and Tom King


Event: Adler Planetarium’s Women’s Board Celestial Ball Launch Party

Adler Planetarium Womens Board Celestial Ball Launch Party_7718

Date: Thursday, June 9
Where: Del Frisco’s | 58 East Oak Street
The scoop: President of the Adler Planetarium’s Women’s Board, Linda Ieleja Gerstman and Chair of the 2016 Celestial Ball, Jacqueline Hawwa, invited a mix of philanthropists and well-known Chicagoans for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and merriment as a kick-off to the 2016 Celestial Ball: Across the Universe, taking place September 10. Throughout the evening, guests were treated to a uniquely Adler experience featuring a hands-on, minds-on activity called Under Pressure, where an Adler Facilitator assisted attendees in designing and conducting a variety of experiments that tested what happens to various objects when put into a vacuum chamber.

Adler Planetarium Womens Board Celestial Ball Launch Party-1

Adler Planetarium Womens Board Celestial Ball Launch Party_Geza Gyuk, Allyson Poulos, Karen Poulos, Eliza Primavera-Bailey, and Forrest Bailey

Tanya Silvio, Carrie Ott, Matt Ott, Elizabeth Meloy, and Vida Asiegbu

Geza Gyuk, Allyson Poulos, Karen Poulos, Eliza Primavera-Bailey, and Forrest Bailey

 

photo credits: ©Shedd Aquarium: Eva Ho/Heidi Zeiger/Dan Rest; Chicago History Museum/Dan Rest; Adler Planetarium/Arielle Gallione

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