Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2014

June 21
12:01 PM 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrated the enduring vitality of Shakespeare on Monday, June 16 with GALA 2014 at its home on Navy Pier, raising nearly $1.2 million for Chicago Shakespeare in Urban Communities. Three hundred and fifty of Chicago's civic, corporate and cultural leaders attended the event benefitting CST's civic engagement and education initiatives, including the citywide summer tradition Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks and Team Shakespeareeducation programs. The evening culminated in the presentation of the fourth annual Spirit of Shakespeare Awards to this year's Civic Honoree, The Boeing Company and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith and his wife Denise, and Artistic Honoree, Chicago theater legend Mike Nussbaum.

Check below for photos from the event.

The record-breaking fundraising total was made possible by GALA 2014 Lead Sponsors Exelon - Robin and Steve Solomon, Food for Thought Catering and Ventas, the support of Host Committee, and the advocacy of CST's Board of Directors. Event Chairs Anna and Bob Livingston, Robin and Steve Solomon, and Charlene and Bill Tomazin spearheaded the evening's events.

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