Create the Future Annual Benefit
Join us live online April 29, 2021 at 12pm for the first-ever Create the Future Annual Benefit!
One of the largest gatherings of our state’s creative community, the Alliance’s Annual Benefit is going virtual this year to ensure everyone can gather in the safest way possible. The program will demonstrate the resiliency of the creative sector through this crisis, honor the work of extraordinary cultural champions, and unify us as we face the future together.
All proceeds from the event support the work of the Alliance, to bolster the creative sector during this crisis and sustain artists and cultural organizations both now and into the future.
Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?
Questions? Contact Dimi Venkov at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 855-3105 ext. 4.
2021 Creative Voice Award
2021 Citizen Advocate Award
In his tenure as president, Darren Walker has transformed the Ford Foundation into one of the world’s leading charitable organizations focused on reducing inequality. He values the arts as essential to the human experience, and has integrated the foundation’s support for the arts and social justice.
Michelle L. Collins is President of Cambium LLC, a consulting firm, corporate director on five public and private companies, and a member of the Advisory Board of Svoboda Capital Partners, LLC. As past president of the board of Chicago Sinfonietta, she helped restructure its business model and place it on a more secure financial foundation. She also previously served as a trustee of The Field Museum, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Historical Society, the Chicago Urban League, and many others.
Also honoring the inaugural Creative Youth Development Award recipient, sponsored by Allstate.
Thanks to our Sponsors
As of April 6, 2021
Don and Liz Thompson
Michelle L. Collins
The Chicago Community Trust
Efroymson Family Fund
Denise and Gary Gardner
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Cindy and Bruce Lubin
Joan and Bill Brodsky & Navy Pier, Inc.
Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel
Peoples Gas Community Fund
Polk Bros. Foundation
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Mr. & Mrs. Norman Bobins, The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation
Carnahan Family Foundation
John Ettelson and William Blair
Irving Harris Foundation
Thayer and Chris Jabin
The Joffrey Ballet
Lyric Opera of Chicago
The Poetry Foundation
Terra Foundation for American Art
Questions about sponsorship? Contact Dimi Venkov at email@example.com or (312) 855-3105 ext. 4.
Mimi de Castro
Marilynn K. Gardner
Adnaan Hamid and Elissa Efroymson
John W. Rogers Jr.