Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit

Co-Chairs: Amy Lee Boonstra, Kate Donaldson, Adam Grais, LaRue Robinson
 

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Your generosity uplifts our community through free access to great music in a spectacular setting.

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The Grant Park Music Festival Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit combines food, music and fun while providing vitally important support for the Festival's free programming, which is offered each summer in parks throughout the City of Chicago. 

With the legendary Chicago news anchor and Festival friend Ron Magers as emcee, the 2021 Awards Benefit took place on October 27th at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.  The event raised in excess of $950,000—smashing the previous record by more than $100,000.

The 2021 Advocate for the Arts Awards honored community leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to Chicago’s arts and cultural landscape.  

2021 Advocate for the Arts Awards Honorees

BOB WISLOW
Chairman and CEO
Parkside Realty, Inc.
Presented by Donna LaPietra
Chair and President, Millennium Park Foundation
 

WALTER E. HELLER FOUNDATION 

KYLE DICKSON
Conductor, Violinist, Educator

For more information about this event, please call 312.744.2162 or email development@gpmf.org.