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Annual Dinner Party: Brilliance in Bloom

Thank You to All Those Who Supported the 2015 Dinner Party: Brilliance in Bloom

440 supporters attended the Saturday, May 16 Dinner Party: Brilliance in Bloom. This signature annual fundraising event supports the Arboretum programs and its mission to plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. 

Guests enjoyed brilliant fare by Jewell Events Catering, decor by Kristina Taheri Special Events with Phillip's Flowers,  and a spectacular drawing. 

View photos from the 2014 event on Facebook. 


Saturday, May 16, 2015

6:00 - 11:00 p.m. 

The Morton Arboretum Visitor Center


2015 Chairs

Amy and Joe Weidenbach 


2015 Committee 

Mary Ann Anderson

Anna Caroline Ball 

Sandy Becky 

Ann Grube

Mirja Haffner

Fanee Haleas 

Lucy Hayes

Amy Louis

Toni Mueller

Patty Oleniczak 

Valencia Ray

Sherry Reum

Catherine Slark

Barbara Yokom


Thank You to Our 2015 Sponsors! 


Presenting Sponsor ($25,000+)



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

Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. McQuaid


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

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


Sponsor Spotlight: U.S. Bank 

U.S. Bank is committed to actively serving the areas where its customers live, work, and play. A strong believer in strengthening the Chicago community, U.S. Bank is a proud corporate partner of The Morton Arboretum. 

U.S. Bank provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust, and payment services to consumers, businesses, and nonprofit and for profit institutions. However, U.S. Bank's commitment to the community goes far beyond the financial products and services offered. 

In support of The Morton Arboretum, U.S. Bank is dedicated to making a difference through its goals of sustaining healthy, empowered, and beautiful communities.