Gala Quick Facts
||Wednesday, May 7, 2008 6:00pm
||The Fairmont Chicago, 200 North Columbus in downtown Chicago
||Kathy Bette, Kay Mabie, and Pam Strobel - Gala Co-chairs
Marc Firestone, Kraft Food - Corporate Chairman
||Steve Robinson and Bill McGlaughlin
|Corporate Maestro Award:
||Betsey Puth and Barbara Schmitt
|Media and Raffle Sponsors:
||98.7WFMT & American Airlines
||call 847.905.1500, ext. 141|
About the Gala
The MIC Gala is a yearly event that raises critical scholarship support in order to ensure that the Music Institute's exceptional music education and arts therapy are accessible to a diverse student body. Each year, the Gala honors an individual or individuals who have had a profound impact on music education with the Dushkin Award, established in memory of the Music Institute’s founder David and Dorothy Dushkin.
his year Music Institute of Chicago is privileged to honor WFMT’s Steve Robinson and Bill McGlaughlin as Dushkin honorees of the 2008 MIC Gala. Their leadership in engaging audiences with classical music through the program Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin makes classical music accessible and fun for over 600,000 listeners a week. This groundbreaking series is heard weeknights at 7:00 pm on 98.7 WFMT, and is carried on 49 radio stations across the country.
Details & Costs
Tables of ten are available at sponsorship levels of $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000. Individual tickets are $500. WFMT is the media sponsor for the 2008 gala and American Airlines is the raffle sponsor and official airline of the Music Institute of Chicago. American Airlines has generously provided six pairs of tickets to the fabulous destinations of Shanghai, London, Brussels, Hawaii, St. Thomas, and Buenos Aires. Raffle tickets are $75 each, 3 for $200, 8 for $500, and 18 for $1000.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 847.905.1500, ext. 141.
Corporate Maestro Award
This year MIC’s Corporate Maestro Award honors Abbott, for their philanthropic leadership in support of Chicago’s cultural organizations.
We would like to thank our media sponsor 98.7 WFMT and our raffle sponsor, American Airlines for helping to make the 2008 Gala a success by their generous contributions.