Lightscape Preview 2023
Lightscape Preview 2023

Time to Shine

Save the Date for an

Exclusive First Look at Lightscape

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Hosted by The Board of Directors and Woman’s Board of the Chicago Botanic Garden, Lightscape Preview is the Garden’s biggest and brightest event with an evening full of lights, celebration, and a time to shine in support of our purpose: connecting people to the power of plants so people and planet may thrive.

Enjoy private access to the Lightscape trail ahead of the public opening with artistic light and music installations, entertainment, delectable bites, and refreshments along the way.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a global leader in horticulture, plant science and conservation, urban agriculture, learning, and community engagement. Your support of Lightscape Preview, the Garden’s only major fundraising event, helps advance the Garden’s mission: We cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life.

With your support, we’re able to share the ways the Garden and its programs improve the lives of people, communities, and our amazing planet.

2023 Lightscape Preview Co-Chairs

Board of Directors

Barbara Malott Kizziah and Ernie Torain

Woman’s Board

Elizabeth Phillips-Sorich and René Svach

Guild

Amy DeVore and Megan Kellerman

Chicago Botanic Garden Lightscape 2022
Chicago Botanic Garden Lightscape 2022
Chicago Botanic Garden Lightscape 2022
Chicago Botanic Garden Lightscape 2022
Chicago Botanic Garden Lightscape 2022
Chicago Botanic Garden Lightscape 2022

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2023 Lightscape Preview Sponsors

Presenting

  • ITW – Deborah and Michael Zimmerman
  • The Mammel Family Foundation – Ann and Brian Balusek
  • Helen and Dick Thomas
  • Water Street – Elizabeth and Tim Dugan

Host Committee

  • BMO – Erin and Henry Munez
  • Neville F. Bryan
  • Jill and Bob Delaney
  • Robert F. Finke
  • Patricia and William Hagenah
  • Barbara Malott Kizziah and Keith Kizziah
  • The Negaunee Foundation
  • Karin and Ernie Torain
  • Catherine M. and Frederick H. Waddell
  • William Blair & Company – Laura and Bruce Linger and Amy and Ryan DeVore

Benefactor

  • Ball Horticultural Company
  • Carol Barnett
  • Beam Suntory
  • Suzanne and Michael Burns
  • Diana S. Ferguson and Erroll D. Staton
  • Steve Gavin and Cassie Spencer
  • Nancy Gidwitz and Jeff Grossman
  • Jane Irwin
  • Scott and Marcy Johnson
  • Ann and Greg Jones Family
  • Lydia and Stephen Kelley
  • Lois Morrison and Justin Daab
  • Jenny and Craig Niemann
  • Elizabeth Phillips-Sorich
  • Bob and Laura Probst
  • Gail Seidel-O’Gorman
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Byron Smith
  • Wanji and Clive Walcott
  • Nicole Williams and Dr. Lawrence Becker

Patron

  • Dora and John Aalbregtse
  • Matt and Mallory Banholzer
  • Janice and Phil Beck
  • The Buehler Family
  • Dave and Jane Casper
  • Linda and Dan Falotico
  • Lori Gray Faversham
  • Adam and Alexandra Gerchen
  • Huron
  • Jennifer Minor Lansing and Joseph G. Lansing
  • Mary Alice and Craig Miller
  • Jane S. Park
  • Patel Brothers
  • Plante Moran
  • Elizabeth Pruett
  • Shore Capital Partners
  • Smithburg Family Foundation

Lightscape Preview is a fundraising event celebrating the opening of the popular ticketed exhibition, Lightscape.
Sponsors and guests of the Preview enjoy the benefits listed below.

Presenting: $50,000+

  • Entry for 20 to Lightscape Preview on November 9, 2023
  • Name recognition as Presenting Sponsor for Lightscape Preview on event save-the-date, invitation, website, and night of materials*
  • Additional 20 VIP Lightscape tickets for a return visit to the trail in 2023

*Deadlines apply to printed materials: April 20 for the Save the Date & August 15 for the invitation.

Host Committee: $25,000

  • Entry for 10 to Lightscape Preview on November 9, 2023
  • Name recognition as Host Committee on event save the date, invitation, website, and night of materials*
  • Additional 10 VIP Lightscape tickets for a return visit to the trail in 2023

*Deadlines apply to printed materials: April 20 for the Save the Date & August 15 for the invitation.

Benefactor: $10,000

  • Entry for 10 to Lightscape Preview on November 9, 2023
  • Name recognition as Benefactor Supporter at Lightscape Preview on invitation, website and night of materials*
  • Additional 4 VIP Lightscape tickets for a return visit to the trail in 2023

*Deadlines apply to printed materials: April 20 for the Save the Date & August 15 for the invitation.

Patron: $7,500

  • Entry for 10 to Lightscape Preview on November 9, 2023
  • Name recognition as Patron Supporter at Lightscape Preview on invitation, website and night of materials*

*Deadlines apply to printed materials: April 20 for the Save the Date & August 15 for the invitation.

For more information about sponsorship, please contact Meg Shanahan at mshanahan@chicagobotanic.org or (847) 835-6958

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Meg Shanahan at mshanahan@chicagobotanic.org or (847) 835-6958.
Thank you for your support!

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