Celestial Ball

Celestial Ball | Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 6:30 pm - Midnight | Black Tie

Saturday, September 8, 2018

6:30 pm | Reception
8:00 pm | Dinner & Dancing

The Celestial Ball is the Adler Planetarium’s annual black-tie gala. Hosted by the Adler Women’s Board, this one-of-a-kind fundraiser supports everything we do. It helps our neighbors see Saturn through a telescope for the first time, our teens find a home in the scientific community, and our guests explore the farthest reaches of our Universe.

With the support of the business, civic, and philanthropic leaders who attend the Celestial Ball, the Adler invites every person on the planet to look up at the stars, wonder what might be, and turn impossible dreams into real mysteries we can solve together.

The Adler is pleased to recognize American hero, Captain James A. Lovell, Jr. and Magellan Corporation represented by its president, Bob Arthur.

For details about sponsorship opportunities, please see our sponsorship brochure!

For more information, please contact development@adlerplanetarium.org.

2017 Evening Highlights

Event Committee Chairs

Dinner Co-Chairs

Pradip K. Patiath & James J. O’Connor, Jr.

Event Co-Chairs

Lisa H. Bertagna & Mihra Seta

Galaxy Sponsors

Galaxy Sponsors Celestial Ball 2018

Quasar Sponsors

Abbott  |  AbbVie  |  American Airlines  |  Aon  |  Susan & Bob Arthur  |  BMO Harris Bank  |  CNA Financial Corporation  |  Cressey & Company LP / Bryan Cressey  |  The Crown Family  |  Dover Corporation  |  Draper & Kramer, Incorporated / Forrest Bailey & Elisa Primavera-Bailey  |  Janet & Craig Duchossois  |  John & Cathie Estey  |  GCM Grosvenor   |  Horizon Pharma  |  JPMorgan Chase & Co.  |  Ray & Lisa Lewis  |  McKinsey & Company  |  Motorola Solutions  | Dushan and Nancy A. Petrovich |   Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP / Seth & Trudy Jacobson  |  UL  |  Ulta Beauty  |  XL Catlin

As of August 17, 2018

Generous Support Provided By

Celestial Ball Special Thanks

Corporate Honorees 2003–Present

2017    Dover

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

2007    ComEd

2006    (none – Adler’s 75th Anniversary)

2005    S&C Electric

2004    Boeing

2003    Household