The Museum of Science and Industry’s Colombian Ball Raises More Than $2 Million

The Museum of Science and Industry celebrated its 35th Annual Colombian Ball on Saturday, October 3. The event honored the museum’s past, the impact it is making on science education and bold plans for the future. The event raised over $2 million which will go toward funding the museum’s educational programs, exhibits, and experiences.

Guests enjoyed an amazing evening of food, drink and dancing including exploring MSI’s amazing new temporary exhibition, Robot Revolution, sponsored by Google.org with additional major support from The Boeing Company. Guests also were surprised with an performance by Questlove. The Ball was co-chaired by Brooke and Duncan MacLean and Sedra and Byron Spruell. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ms. Amy Rule serve as honorary co-chairs.

Presenting sponsors of the 2015 Columbian Ball: Deloitte LLP and MacLean-Fogg Company

Principal sponsors: BMO Harris Bank; Liz and Kent Dauten, Keystone Capital, Inc,; Dover; The Driskill Foundation; ITW; Rita and John Canning; Max and Jim Farrell; Michael and Jacky Ferro,The Sun-Times Foundation/The Chicago Community Trust; Liz and Eric Lefkofsky and Kathleen and Jim Skinner

Co-sponsors: Allstate Insurance Company; Anonymous; David Bohnett Foundation; BP; The Crown Family; James Drury Partners; Enova; Exelon; Christina and Ron Gidwitz; Andrea and Jim Gordon, The Edgewater Funds; GCM Grosvenor; Molex; Motorola Solutions; Northern Trust; Cathy and Bill Osborn; COL (IL) J.N. Ptrizker, IL ARNG (Ret.); Marilyn Fatt Vitale and David Vitale and Walgreens

Co_Chairs Duncan and Brooke MacLean. Photo by Alison Neidt Tonnen.
Co-Chairs Duncan and Brooke MacLean. Photo by Alison Neidt Tonnen.
Anthony and Leslie Scattone of Wilmette with Nancy and Mark Stacy of Clarendon Hills. Photo by Alison Neidt Toonen.
Anthony and Leslie Scattone of Wilmette with Nancy and Mark Stacy of Clarendon Hills. Photo by Alison Neidt Toonen.
Amy Ellis of Wilmette Meredith Mitchell of Lake Forest and Cathy Dohanalk of Lake Forest. Photo by Jeff Schear
Amy Ellis of Wilmette Meredith Mitchell of Lake Forest and Cathy Dohanalk of Lake Forest. Photo by Jeff Schear
Gus and Irina Schaefer of Glenview. Photo by Alison Neidt Toonen.
Gus and Irina Schaefer of Glenview. Photo by Alison Neidt Toonen.
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The Colombian Ball tablescapes. Photo by Alison Neidt Toonen.

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