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). The 2014 award luncheon takes place on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
2014 Honoree: Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of Space X.
Stay tuned for 2014 details!
2014 Chair: Laura Myntti
2014 Co-Chairs: Linda I. Celesia and Tanya R. Silvio
Celestial Ball: Infinite Horizons
The Celestial Ball is the Adler's annual black-tie gala attended by more than 650 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 took place on Saturday, September 7.
Chair: Elisa Primavera-Bailey
Corporate Honoree: Glenn F. Tilton, JPMorgan Chase
The Adler honored JPMorgan Chase represented by Glenn F. Tilton, Chairman of the Midwest, with its 2013 Corporate Partner Award. JPMorgan Chase 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
Terri L. Cable
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.
Tanya R. Silvio
Orli D. Staley
Friends of the Webster Institute
Support the Adler's Collections
The Adler Planetarium's Webster Institute houses one of the world's most valuable collections of historic scientific instruments, rare books, maps, works on paper, and materials documenting the exploration of the Universe.
Join the Friends of the Webster Institute to strengthen and preserve the museum's permanent collections while enjoying special benefits, including exclusive friends-only events and behind-the-scenes tours with curators throughout the year. Membership in the Friends of the Webster Institute is open to all Adler Annual Fund and Shepard Society members for an additional $100 annually.
- Annual Webster Memorial Lecture reception with speaker
- Exclusive, friends-only events highlighting the Adler collections
- Private behind-the-scenes tour led by a museum expert or scientist
- Recognition as a Friends of the Webster Institute in the Adler's Annual Report to Donors
For more information, or to join today, please contact Christie Hoyt, manager of major and individual gifts at 312.542.2420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.