Corporate Sponsorship

Sponsor Spotlight: William Blair

William Blair, founded in 1935, is the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. William Blair believes that investments in our community yield the greatest return, and has been a proponent for the arts through significant funding of more than 100 cultural organizations annually. William Blair is a proud sponsor of the Grant Park Music Festival Classic Series. 

In 2019, the Festival presented William Blair with the Advocate for the Arts Award, which honors civic leaders that have exhibited outstanding commitment to Chicago’s arts and cultural landscape. The Festival is grateful for William Blair’s partnership and dedication to inspiring the next generation of philanthropists, providing access to the arts, promoting equity and diversity, and funding innovative programs and initiatives.

A group of William Blair employees gather on the Great Lawn prior to a concert in 2019.