Support the Adler
Deepen your understanding of the past, present, and future of astronomy and space sciences by joining one of the Adler's affiliates groups.
Joining an affiliate group supports the Adler's mission to inspire exploration and understanding of our Universe through educational programming and its collections. Your contributions help develop thrilling exhibitions and shows; cutting-edge research and education programs.
The Women's Board
Adler's Lead Partner in Education
The Women’s Board is the Adler’s lead partner in education, supporting the museum’s education, research, and advocacy missions. Since 2002, the board has provided essential support for the Adler’s marquee education programs. The fundraising and outreach of the Women’s Board are vital to the museum’s efforts to engage women and minorities in science.
Women in Space Science Award Celebration
The Women in Space Science (WISS) award recognizes women who have made significant contributions in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This year's award luncheon takes place on Thursday, May 2.
2013 Honoree: Amber Gell
2013 Chair: Mihra Seta
2013 Co-Chair: Carolyn Berg
Celestial Ball: Infinite Horizons
The Celestial Ball is the Adler's annual black-tie gala attended by more than 600 business, civic, and philanthropic leaders. It raises more than $1 million for exhibitions, shows, and programs to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This year's Ball takes place on Saturday, September 7.
Chair: Elisa Primavera-Bailey
Corporate Honoree: Glenn F. Tilton, JPMorgan
The Adler Planetarium is pleased to honor JPMorgan represented by Chairman of the Midwest, Glenn F. Tilton as the 2013 Celestial Ball Corporate Honoree. JPMorgan is a generous partner in the museum’s science education programs for young people, especially underserved audiences.
For more information, please contact Sara Rebmann at 312.322.0523 or email@example.com.
Current Women's Board Members
Nancy A. Temple, President
Linda I. Celesia, Founder
Cynthia L. Ballew*
Sherry Schmitter Block
Rebecca Childers Caleel
Elaine D. Cottey
Susan V. Downing*
Sarah M. Fritz
Linda leleja Gerstman
Mel Cooney Higgins
Katherine C. Hunt
Caroline Becker Joss*
Mary Ann Karris
Marie E. Kipp
Naomi Knappenberger, Ph.D.
Orli D. Staley
The Webster Club
Support the Adler's Collections
The Webster Club is an organization of museum friends whose support strengthens and preserves the Adler Collections. Members of the Webster Club enjoy exclusive benefits and access to one of the world's greatest collections of historic scientific instruments, rare books, maps, works on paper, and space exploration materials.
For questions or more information, contact the Webster Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 312.322.0332.