35th Anniversary Gala

A celebration of the enduring legacy of The Chicago Academy for the Arts

Thank you for making last Friday's 35th Anniversary Gala for The Chicago Academy for the Arts an absolutely joyful evening and tremendous fundraising success! 

Student work performed and on display during the Gala was a stunning celebration of The Academy's world-class educational programs. This magical school and its commitment to excellence were showcased in full force last Friday. 

And, thanks to the outpouring of generosity from our incredible sponsors and donors, we grossed more than $360,000 in record-breaking support for The Academy's programs and tuition assistance! Current and alumni families, civic and business leaders, arts patrons, trustees, faculty, and staff came together to help ensure that  exceptional young artists continue to have access to this incredible community. 

On behalf of the Gala Host Committee, the Board of Trustees, and the entire community of The Chicago Academy for the Arts, we thank you!


Emily Barr & Scott Kane and Kelly & Michael Finnerty

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