Kerfuffle!

About Kerfuffle!

ChiArts’ spring gala and presentation, Kerfuffle!, welcomes supporters, arts partners and civic leaders to a celebration of ChiArts’ past and future to raise funds in support of ChiArts’ conservatory programs. Student artists and performers display their talents throughout the evening through open studios, poetry stations, pop-up performances, and an opening feature on stage. The event includes a cocktail reception, elegant dinner buffet, and opportunities to explore various performance exhibits throughout the venue. Funds raised through Kerfuffle! are integral to continuing our tuition-free arts program, which serves over 600 students from all of Chicago’s 50 wards. ChiArts’ arts conservatories are wholly supported by individual, corporate, and foundation donations;, therefore, Kerfuffle! remains a vital component of ChiArts’ fundraising efforts.

Kerfuffle! 2017

April 27, 2017
6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark Street

Kerfuffle co-chairs (left to right) Neal Zucker, Pam Strobel, John Hart
Kerfuffle co-chairs (left to right)
Neal Zucker, Pam Strobel, John Hart

For questions regarding Kerfuffle! 2017 or to become an event sponsor, please contact Jessica Ramirez Welton, Director of Development, at jwelton@chiarts.org or 773-534-9729.

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KERFUFFLE [KER-FUHF-UHL]

1. (NOUN): A COMMOTION OR FUSS
2. (TRANS VERB) TO PUT INTO DISORDER OR DISARRAY; RUFFLE OR DISARRANGE
SYNONYMS: BROUHAHA, HOOPLA, OUTBURST, RUCKUS[FROM SCOTTISH CURFUFFLE, CARFUFFLE, FROM SCOTTISH GAELIC CAR (TWIST, TURN) + FUFFLE (TO DISARRANGE)]

THE EVENING WILL BE A KERFUFFLE OF DANCE, CREATIVE WRITING, MUSIC, THEATRE, AND VISUAL ARTS FEATURING THE SCHOLAR-ARTISTS OF THE CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS.

 

We thank our Kerfuffle! 2017 sponsors

Presenting – $50,000

 

Top Performing – $25,000

 

Best Supporting – $10,000

Lew, Steven, and Caralynn Collens
Elissa Hamid Efroymson and Adnaan Hamid
John Hart and Carol Prins
Hart Family Foundation

Jim and Kay Mabie

Pam and Russ Strobel

Neal Zucker and Marko Iglendza

Producers – $5,000


Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly
William and Anne Goldstein
Leah Gordon
Marilynn and Ronald Grais
Sandra and Jack Guthman
Mirja and Ted Haffner
Betsy and Arthur Holden
Alan and Lisa Jagiello
The Jayaraman Family
Sylvia Neal and Dan Fischel
Jon and Lisa Seda

Stars – $2,500

Julie and Roger Baskes
Stephanie and Barry Batson
Sondra Berman Epstein
Joo and Stephen Boe
Eleanor P. Brenner in honor of Carol Prins and John Hart
Deloitte
Lori Gray Faversham
Gensler
Adam and Denise Hoeflich
Robert Kohl and Clark Pellett
Susan Lichtenstein, John Rokacz, Karen Zelden, and Ralph Senst
John Shea
Lisa Simmons and John Street*
Chester Wilson, Jr. and Chad Pilkins*

Media Sponsor

*ChiArts parents