The Chicago skyline served as the perfect backdrop to the Celestial Ball (1300 S. Lake Shore), hosted by the Adler Planetarium’s Women’s Board Sept. 7. Honorary chair Captain James A. Lovell, Jr. and co-chairs Elisa Primavera-Bailey, Linda Gerstman, Donna Beering, decor chair Rebecca Childers Caleel and more than 700 guests danced to Motown, soul, disco, Top 40 and Big Band hits from local band SWAY Chicago. The bash raised more than $1 million for the Adler’s STEM education programs that reach more than 90,000 students and teachers each year.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event. The Sun-Times Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust will match every dollar donated to the Adler Planetarium, up to a total of $10,000. Up to $1,000 can be matched per individual donation.