Big Fish Ball
A Special Message
"Thank you for making the Big Fish Ball a rousing success on June 13. Friends raised more than $260,000 to help make the Chicago River one of the world's greatest metropolitan rivers. We hope to see you next year."
Co-Chairs David Wong of Certare Ventures and Robert Sit of Site Design Group
About the Big Fish Ball
The Big Fish Ball is Friends' largest fundraising event that includes a fabulous cocktail hour that brings together 500 leaders and young professionals from the Chicago community to the river with an amazing opportunity to engage with river wildlife and a delightful three-course dinner and program that honors the recipients of the Chicago River Blue Awards, the highest achievement in river-sensitive designs along the river. The evening also includes a silent and live auction and a raffle featuring gifts and certificates from hundreds of local businesses.
Your evening doesn't end at once the final music plays. You can make a whole night of it when you buy tickets to our special Shoreline Sightseeing After Party Cruise that immediately follows our gala. The cruise is a wonderful way to see the river and city’s amazing architecture in semi-darkness while sipping cocktails.
To discuss sponsorship and table purchases or raffle/silent auction donations for 2018, please contact Kim Olsen-Clark at (312) 939-0490, ext. 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in volunteering next year? We need greeters, raffle and silent auction volunteers, photographer assistants, and more! Contact Annette Anderson with any questions.
It’s never too late to make a donation to support Friends. Click here to learn how your gift supports the Chicago River system.