BluePrints

BluePrints, SOAR's annual benefit, raises funds to support the organization's community programs. At the event, typically held in a neighborhood cultural institution, the SOAR Vision Into Reality Award is presented to Chicagoans in the arts and architecture who have communicated the unique beauty of Streeterville and Chicago to the world.

Our 2017 event will take place on Thursday, October 12th at the beautiful Arts Club of Chicago. More details will be shared soon.


Past recipients have included

 Nada Andric
Associate Director of SOM
and
James Goettsch

Chairman and CEO of Goettsch Partners 

Dirk Lohan
Lohan Anderson 

Michael Toolis
CEO and Chairman, VOA Associates

Laurence O. Booth
Director and Principle of Booth Hansen

Jeanne Gang
Principal and Founder, Studio Gang

Adrian Smith
Founder, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

Santiago Calatrava
Founder, Santiago Calatrava Architects and Engineers

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Blueprints and the Cubs--What a Great Combination!

Who could have known that SOAR's annual fundraising event on November 2, 2016 would occur on the only rainy night in weeks-and coincide with Game Seven of the World Series-yes, that one, in which the Chicago Cubs triumphed? But despite, or maybe even because of the elements and baseball history, the large Blueprints crowd at The Arts Club of Chicago was especially attentive and upbeat. We are grateful to Alderman Brian Hopkins (Ward 2) and Master of Ceremonies Andy White, Director of Connectivity and Engagement, Lookingglass Theatre, for their participation along with a few interruptions to announce the score. Vision Into Reality Award recipients James Goettsch, Chairman and CEO, Goettsch Partners, and Nada Andric, Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, were gracious and eloquent in their remarks as Streeterville residents and members of SOAR. The Arts Club staff, from catering to coat check, was hospitable and professional. And, as always, we are grateful to our sponsors, committee volunteers and those who volunteered for the evening.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

GLOBAL SPONSOR          

SKYLINE SPONSORS

                               

 

 SHORELINE SPONSORS

                  

 INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

MARGARET DICKERSON & ROBERT FLIEGELMAN 

 JIM & MARY HOUSTON          MAURY & JUDY FANTUS 

ANTHONY KEMPA    PAUL & JOAN RUBSCHLAGER    JOHN & GAIL WARD  

  

We are grateful for the hospitality of The Arts Club of Chicago for hosting the 2016 BLUEPRINTs Gala.

To see more photos of the festive Blueprints event click here.

 
Committee Rosalie Harris_ Chair Margaret Dickerson_ Deborah Gershbein_ Linda Avery_ Clare Hennessy
Committee Members Rosalie Harris,  Margaret Dickerson-Chair, Deborah Gershbein, Linda Avery, Clare Hennessy
Nada Andric, Deborah Gershbein, James Goettsch, Alderman Brian Hopkins
Nada Andric Honoree, Deborah Gershbein SOAR President, James Goettsch Honoree, Alderman Brian Hopkins
















Deborah Gershbein_ Joe Armenio_ Rosalie Harris_ Doreen Rogers
Deborah Gershbein, Joe Armenio, Rosalie Harris, Doreen Rogers

Sandy Golub_ Alderman Brian Hopkins_ Lee Golub
Sandy Golub, Alderman Brian Hopkins, Lee Golub

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