Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

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Ron Huberman, Rick Eddington
Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash
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Ron Huberman, Rick Eddington

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Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Tom Smithburg, Colette Cachey Smithburg

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Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Marko Iglendza, Neal Zucker

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Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Mark Tebbe, Robin Loewnberg Tebbe, Neal Zucker, Nina Mariano, Bob Mariano, Marko Iglendza

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Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Guest, Joanna and Grant DePorter

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Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Lee and Sandy Golub

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Lara Shiffman, Neal Zucker, Roe Conn, Anna Davlantes, Grant DePorter, Alderman Brian Hopkins, Lee Golub
Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Lara Shiffman, Neal Zucker, Roe Conn, Anna Davlantes, Grant DePorter, Alderman Brian Hopkins, Lee Golub, Tony Abruscato

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Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Tony Abruscato, Roe Conn

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Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Anna Davlantes

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Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

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Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

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Dawn Hasbrouck, Dr. Jill Dodds, Dr. Bal Nandra, Dr. Robert Gay
Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash
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Dawn Hasbrouck, Dr. Jill Dodds, Dr. Bal Nandra, Dr. Robert Gay

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Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

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Marko Iglendza, Neal Zucker, Lara Shiffman, Marc Shiffman
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Marko Iglendza, Neal Zucker, Lara Shiffman, Marc Shiffman

Samantha Ronson
Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Samantha Ronson

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Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Shawn Soltani

Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

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Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Eleanor Simon

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Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Guest, Azeeza Khan, Dr. Jill Dodds, Guest

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Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Green Tie Ball’s 25th Anniversary Bash

The overarching theme of the night for the events attended Saturday (10/1) evening was about past, present, future and Green Tie Ball’s Starry Night was another example of reaching back to the past to celebrate the future. 25 years ago, the first ever Green Tie Ball was co-chaired by Neal Zucker and Lara Shipp Shiffman. At the time, they were both up-and-coming young professionals tapped by the late Donald J. DePorter to lead the surge of their social and philanthropic next gen friends; even before junior/auxiliary boards were a thing to philanthropic organizations.

They had 500 guests including friends family and supporters show up to the event held in the street, and ever since Green Tie ball has grown into Chicago’s must attend event on the fall social calendar for the social-philanthropic crowd, drawing large crowds.

“We’ve been so excited to see how much this event has grown over the past 25 years to become a must attend gala each season. To be included from the beginning has been fantastic”
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Neal Zucker and Lara Shipp Shiffman

This year,  1,000 guests were in attendance to celebrate the Chicago Gateway Green fundraiser at Architectural Artifacts. Chicago area restaurants and dessert shops including Gibson’s, Harry Caray’s Italian Steak House, Sprinkles and Lou Malnati’s where the 23 boxes of pizza vanished in record time, provided guests with bites while dancing to music from DJ Rock City, DJ Dante, Dr. Bombay, and headliner Samantha Ronson. Add us on snapchat to see these events in real time 👻

 

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Green Tie Ball 2016, emceed by WGN Radio’s Roe Conn and Anna Davlante, served as a reunion/homecoming as many of the original GTB committee members were on hand for the 25th anniversary. See more pictures from the event in the gallery above.

“Starry Night is a nod to the first Green Tie Ball’s theme ‘One Enchanted Evening Beneath the Stars’,” said Grant DePorter, Chairman of Chicago Gateway Green. “My father, Don DePorter, would have been so proud to see how the city has embraced the Green Tie Ball and how much Gateway Green has grown over the years.” -Grant DePorter, Chairman of Chicago Gateway Green

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photo credits: Auste Kuncas; Mila Samokhina; Matt Mansueto Photography
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