Supporters of the Chicago Children’s Museum saved the day at the superhero-themed gala, held Nov. 2 at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom (600 E. Grand). More than 600 guests accessorized their black-tie attire with capes, cuffs and masks before enjoying cocktails and dinner and bidding on live-auction items, including a trip to France and tickets to the Emmy Awards. The evening raised more than $800,000 to support the Museum’s mission of improving children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect.
The Sun-Times Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust will match donations to the Chicago Children’s Museum up to a total of $25,000. Up to $1,000 can be matched per individual donation.