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Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation raises over $215k and joins Loop supporters in new event space

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Oct. 25, 2022

CHICAGO— Chicago Loop Alliance is pleased to announce the Autumn City Lights Annual Gala presented by Pressure Washing Systems in support of the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation generated more than $215,000 for the non-profit organization and gathered over 400 key Loop stakeholders and supporters. Funds raised will support public art programs and events in the Loop in 2023. Past examples of Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation initiatives include Sundays on State, ACTIVATE, Loop Mural Walk, The Gateway and more.

The Autumn City Lights gala took place on Friday, Oct. 7 at Convene Willis Tower, featuring a VIP pre-and after party at Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop hotel, cocktails and dancing, and performances by Chicago Soul Revue, Lookingglass Theatre and more.

Autumn City Lights was presented by Pressure Washing Systems with support from Program Sponsor Concorde New Media, and additional support from Acadia Realty Trust, Balanced Environments Inc., Bannerville, CIBC, CIRCLE Foundation, CityEscape Garden Center and Design Studio, ComEd, DePaul University, EQ Office, Hilton, Millennium Park Plaza, PNC Bank, and Wintrust.

“As an organization based in amplifying and supporting Loop organizations with a vested interest in preserving the legacy of the Loop, while accelerating the future of the district, we are always thrilled to converge with some of the Loop’s biggest fans for a night of celebration,” said Michael Edwards, President and CEO of Chicago Loop Alliance. “This year’s gala was an astounding success, in large part due to the support of organizations committed to the crucial recovery of the Loop. Celebrating in a new and inviting venue like Convene Willis Tower where you can work and play, shows the dichotomy of our downtown as more than an office center, but the true arts and entertainment oasis that is continues to be as well.”

About Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation
The Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) affiliate organization that pushes the limits of what a downtown can be for its residents, workers and visitors. The Foundation seeks to enrich the Loop's public spaces through artistic expression and free cultural programming. By building a connection between people and the places they share, the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation hopes to create an inclusive downtown environment that fosters creativity and enhances the Loop's appeal to the people and businesses that are a part of it. For more information, please visit here.

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