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Illumination Gala

Support for the Loop's rich arts and culture is cause for celebration.


The Annual Illumination Gala gathers more than 500 supporters for a celebration of the Loop’s rich cultural amenities and its continued transformation due to the work of the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation and its partners. The Gala offers an evening of food, drink and live entertainment while raising funds to support the Foundation’s projects and programs.

15th Annual Illumination Gala

Friday, September 20, 2019
6:30 – 11 pm
Hilton Chicago
Grand Ballroom


What does your attendance at the Gala mean?

Supporting the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation means more public art, more alley activations, and more placemaking initiatives. It simply means a more vibrant downtown.

gala photo block


14th Annual Illumination Gala

In 2018, Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation honored Lou Raizin, president of Broadway In Chicago, and Roche Schulfer, executive director of The Goodman Theatre at the 14th Annual Illumination Gala. The two leaders have been pivotal in transforming our city through the vibrant Chicago Theatre District.


Pressure Washing Systems
BrightView Landscaping
GEMS World Academy Chicago
Bannerville USA

Table + VIP After Party Sponsors

Chicago Zoological Society I Brookfield Zoo
DePaul University
Goodman Theatre
Impact Networking
Metropolitan Properties
Tawani Property Management
theWit Hotel

Table Sponsors

ABC 7 - WLS Television
Acadia Realty Trust
AceBounce/Flight Club
Auditorium Theatre
Broadway In Chicago
Choose Chicago
Columbia College Chicago
Downtown Apartment Company
Enwave Chicago
Equity Office
First Hospitality Group
Freeborn & Peters LLP
Hard Surface Finishers
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
McGuire Engineers
Mid-America Real Estate Group
Newcastle Limited
Palmer House/Hilton Chicago
Related Midwest
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
SP Plus Corporation
Stone Real Estate
The John Buck Company