Purple By Night

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An Adult-Only Evening In Support of Purple Asparagus



Emceed By NBC5’s Siafa Lewis!


Event Details

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Location: The Ivy Room, 12 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (Map)
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Ticket Cost: $90 Early Bird Special Through 2/28; $95 after 2/28; $105 at the Door (if available)
Public Transit
 : Red Line (Grand Stop) / #156 LaSalle Bus / #65 Grand Bus
Parking: Valet and Garage Parking Available in the Area
Dress Code: Urban Chic



Honoring Our 2018 Star Spear, Bess Celio

Bess has a degree in Art History from DePauw University and a Masters in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Illinois Chicago. She worked for various non-profit arts organizations before having children and then switched to volunteering. She has served as the Founding Board Chair of the Healthy Schools Campaign and Climate Cycle and has a deep interest in the health and wellness of our planet and its inhabitants. She has had the privilege of serving on the Board of the Lumpkin Family Foundation for 20 years.


Beverage Sponsors

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Event Chairs

Christy Levy, Co – Chair
Lara Ramsey, Co – Chair


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Host Committee

Peggy Antosiewicz, Julie Badynee, Shannon Buth, Kay Christ, Jennifer Christiansen, Sarah Cobb, Ceciel Coolegem-Fosco, Alia Dalal, Colleen Foster, Carolyn Gilbert, Maria Hagen, Janet Hagen, Leah Hamilton, Heather Haukness, Marilyn He, Jill Houk, Beth Kauffman, Karyn Kruschka, Margaret Laport, Catherine & Billy Lawless, Naomi Levine, Claudia Martin, Jennifer Medley, Robin Mitchell, Cassidy Morris, Laura Mueller, Tolulope Onigbanjo, Raeanne Sarazen, Anne Stockton, Tom Van Lente, Rachel Warach, Josie Washuk, Randi Whitman, Jennifer Wolf