2013 Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit

  • Richard M. Daley, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Carlos Kalmar, and John Bryan at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Emcee Bill Kurtis, presenter Donna LaPietra, and event co-chair Vern Broders at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Ann Lurie and Richard M. Daley at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Brad Ballast, Cynthia Mufarreh, Akram Zanayed, and David Hill at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. 

  • Dick Kiphart, Bill Kurtis, Kate Donovan, and Dan Gibbons at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Alderman Ed Burke and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Mike Kelly, Chuck Kierscht, and Allyson Laackman at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Adam Bonanni, Emily Birsan, Jim Alexander, and Curtis Drayer at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Denny and Susan Georgopulos at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Beth Rodriguez and Jane Pigott at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Ken Pigott, Susan and Dick Kiphart, and Roger Baskes at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • President and CEO Paul Winberg, Kate Donaldson, and Karim Ahamed at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Event co-chair Ginger Meyer and Jim Meyer at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Kate Donaldson and Ryan Whitacre at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Mary Stolper, Craig Terry, Charlene Zimmerman, Laura Miller, and Jon Boen at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Joyce Saxon and Joe Streeto at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Charlene and Jack Zimmerman at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Howard Gottlieb and Julie Baskes at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Amyr Joyner and Marion Kierscht at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Sheila Oettinger and Sue Levine at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • President and CEO Paul Winberg and Francee Harrington at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Emily Birsan and Josephine Lee at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Peter Baugher and guests at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest

  • Event co-chairs Vern Broders and Ginger Meyer at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • John Bryan speaks at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • John Bryan presents the Grant Park Music Festival 2013 Advocate for the Arts Corporate Award to Bradford Ballast for BMO Harris Bank. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Guests at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Jonita Lattimore performs at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Amyr Joyner performs at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Amyr Joyner and Bill Kurtis lead a paddle raise at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Guests at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Guests at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Carlos Kalmar speaks at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. 

  • Donna LaPietra presents the Grant Park Music Festival's 2013 Advocate for the Arts Award to former Richard M. Daley. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Former Mayor Richard M. Daley accepts the Grant Park Music Festival's 2013 Advocate for the Arts Award. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Charlene Zimmerman and Craig Terry perform a tribute to Richard M. Daley at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Betsy Ingram, Dan Gibbons, Kate Donovan, and Gary Zabinski at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013.

  • Rose Ann Grundman and guests at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Ken Pigott and Vern Broders at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Harriet Marty and Jonita Lattimore at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Josephine Lee and Richard M. Daley at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Jennifer and Charlie Kierscht with Richard M. Daley at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Amyr Joyner and Richard M. Daley at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Richard M. Daley with Charlene Zimmerman at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.

  • Richard M. Daley and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar at the Grant Park Music Festival's Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit. September 17, 2013. Photo by Dan Rest.