WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2021 • 5:30 PM • VIRTUAL EVENT

In lieu of our in-person annual gala, we are hosting a brief virtual event on May 19th to support ChiArts tuition-free, pre-professional arts programs.

ABOUT THE HONOREES
ChiArts mourns the loss of Jim Mabie, who passed away on Saturday, May 8. Jim and his wife Kay helped create The Chicago High School for the Arts and generously gave a $1 million gift to support the launch of the ChiArts Foundation this year. 

Jim served as ChiArts’ founding Board Chair for five years and Kay Mabie as Chair for two years. Jim continued to serve on the ChiArts Board and most recently the ChiArts Foundation Board, while Kay continues to serve on the ChiArts School Board. Their leadership, generosity, passion, and kindness have been integral to the School’s success and continued growth. As friends, mentors, and supporters, the Mabies have left an indelible mark on the lives of ChiArts faculty, staff, and more than 1,000 Scholar-Artists.

Our thoughts are with Jim’s family and all who knew and loved him. Click here to read the beautiful tribute written by Jim’s family. 

ABOUT THE VIRTUAL EVENT
Join us to give a Standing Ovation to our scholar-artists for their hard work, creativity, and accomplishments this year, to the tireless dedication of our teachers and staff, to Jim & Kay for their impact, and to all of our supporters. We hope this online celebration will lift your spirits and provide a glimpse into the infinitely creative world of ChiArts’ scholar-artists.

Standing Ovation will be a live-broadcasted virtual event and will feature alumni performances, a conversation between ChiArts Foundation President, José Ochoa, ChiArts Head of School, Terri Milsap, and a former novice program alumni, as well a special toast to our honorees, Jim & Kay Mabie.

Funds raised through this event will help ensure the next generation of diverse, talented artists can continue to experience ChiArts Dance, Creative Writing, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts conservatories.

EVENT LINK
All donations and sponsorships include an e-vite to the virtual event on May 19th.
A Zoom link will be sent via Paperless Post prior to the night of the event.

ALUMNI PERFORMERS & CONTRIBUTORS 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 SPONSORS

PRESENTER

ARTISTIC VISIONARY



PRODUCER




Kay Bucksbaum
The Collens Family
Betsy & Arthur Holden
John Hart & Carol Prins
Gary Metzner & Scott Johnson
Neal Zucker & Marko Iglendza

STAR


Jim & Karen Frank
Christine & Greg Gallagher
Bill & Anne Goldstein
Marilynn & Ronald Grais
Lori Gray Faversham
Howard Gottlieb & Barbara Greis
Jack & Sandra Guthman
Mirja & Ted Haffner
Tom Hurvis & Ann Andersen
Shruti & Vijay Jayaraman

Pam & John McCambridge
Sylvia Neil & Dan Fischel
Cynthia Plouché & Joe Rafson

PATRON

Anthony Barash & Terri Hanson
Robert Cook
Peter, Joanne & Molly Fischer
Kate Grossman & Peter Fidler
Hindman Auctions – Silvia & Jay Krehbiel

Robert Kohl & Clark Pellett
Randy Rissman
Alice & John Sabl
Lisa Simmons & John Street
Pam & Russ Strobel

 

 

Questions? Please contact:
Megan Sauve, Development Manager

msauve@chiartsfoudation.org