On Saturday, September 7, 2019, the Adler Planetarium Women’s Board will host the Adler’s biggest fundraising event of the year, the 2019 Celestial Ball. The annual black-tie gala raises more than $2 million for educational programming that engages people in doing science and inspires young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Over 700 guests are expected to attend, including business, civic, and philanthropic leaders. A highlight of the autumn season, Celestial Ball is an elegant evening set under the stars.
We continue our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with this year’s Celestial Ball, which will honor Apollo 11 and humankind’s journey to the surface of the Moon. The Adler Planetarium Women’s Board has spearheaded this unique event for 25 years and raised critical funds for the Adler and our mission to connect people to our Universe.
The Adler Planetarium is pleased to present United Airlines with the 2019 Corporate Partner Award in recognition and thanks for their ongoing commitment to our mission.
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2018 Evening Highlights
Corporate Honorees 2003–Present
2019 United Airlines
2018 Magellan Corporation
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