The 2016 Celestial Ball: Across the Universe, took place at the Adler Planetarium on Saturday, September 10, and was chaired by Women’s Board member, Jacqueline Hawwa. The Celestial Ball, the Adler Planetarium’s annual black-tie gala hosted by the Women’s Board in partnership with the Board of Trustees, is attended by more than 700 guests—including influential business, civic, and philanthropic leaders. Guests at the Celestial Ball will enjoy an elegant cocktail reception and silent auction, a seated dinner featuring hands-on demonstrations from the Adler’s Science Sommeliers, followed by dancing, all set under the Adler’s stars.
During the gala, the Adler Planetarium presented the 2016 Corporate Partner Award to S&C Electric Company, represented by President & CEO Kyle Seymour. The Adler is grateful for S&C Electric Company’s generous support of ATLAS (Adler Teen Leaders Advancing STEM), and to John Estey, Chairman of S&C Electric Company, for his continued leadership and service as a member of the Adler’s Board of Trustees.
Through the generous contributions of sponsors and guests, the 2016 event raised more than $1.6 million for exhibitions, shows, and programs that inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Check back soon for information on the 2017 Celestial Ball.
Corporate Honorees 2003–Present
2016 S&C Electric
2015 BMO Harris Bank
2014 PNC Bank
2013 JPMorgan Chase
2012 Motorola Solutions
2011 PNC Bank as “Science Education Partner Awardee” (with “Special Recognition Awards” to Gensler and to McKinsey & Company)
2010 Charter One Bank
2009 Motorola/Motorola Foundation
2008 Illinois Tool Works
2006 (none – Adler’s 75th Anniversary)
2005 S&C Electric