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Annual Dinner Party: Art & Science

Annual Dinner Party at The Morton Arboretum

Thank You to Those Who Attended the 2014 Dinner Party! 

On Saturday, May 10, more than 300 guests supported the tree-focused work of The Morton Arboretum during the 2014 Art & Science Dinner Party. The event raised $230,000 in support of the Arboretum's programs and and its mission to plant and protect ttrees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. 

The evening featured a fantastic drawing, fare by Jewell Events Catering, decor by Kristina Taheri Special Events with Phillip's Flowers, chocolates by Vosges, and the jazzy sounds of the Scott Williams Trio. 

View photos from the event on Facebook. 

For more than 90 years, art ands cience together have influenced the Arboretum's plant collections, educational offerings, research initiatives, and the way people experience the Arboretum - through mind, body, heart, and soul. 

Thank you to the many donors and organizations who supported this event, especially the 2014 Presenting Sponsor, Northern Trust.  


Save the Date for the 2015 Dinner Party: Saturday, May 16, 2015! 


2014 Chairs

Valencia Ray and Darrell Jackson


2014 Corporate Sponsorship Chairs

Christina Immelman and Joe Weidenbach


2014 Committee Members 

Mary Ann Anderson

Anna Ball 

Sandy Becky 

Ann Grube

Mirja Haffner

Amy Louis

Toni Mueller

Sherry Reum

Catherine Slark

Amy Weidenbach


Thank You to Our 2014 Sponsors! 

Presenting Sponsor ($25,000+)


Ginkgo Sponsor ($15,000-$24,999)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. McQuaid



Chestnut Sponsor ($10,000-$14,999)

G. Carl Ball Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Becky II
Mary L. Burke and the Daniel P. Haerther Charitable Trust
Rose and Bob Fealy
Ann and John Grube


2014 Presenting Sponsor Spotlight: Northern Trust

Since 1889, Northern Trust has actively advanced a culture of caring with a commitment to invest in the communities it serves worldwide – and this commitment is strongest in and around its hometown of Chicago. 

A longstanding supporter of education, Northern Trust believes in the importance of environmental conservation through science-based programs for individuals of all ages. Northern Trust supports the Arboretum’s work which emphasizes the role of sustainable environments in building healthy communities.  

Northern Trust is a global leader in delivering innovative investment management, asset servicing and banking solutions to successful corporations, institutions and individuals.  It is dedicated not only to meeting the needs of clients and shareholders, but also serving as a responsible corporate citizen through support of the diverse communities we represent.

Northern Trust is a key ambassador of the Arboretum’s mission, and we gratefully acknowledge their continued support.

Thank You to Our 2014 Vendors!