Lindsey C. Axel
Riley S. O'Neil
Annie O'Scannlain Barlow
Vice President, Membership
Kimberly J. Burt
Vice President, Nominating
Vice President, Programming
Founded in 1998, our membership comprises more than a hundred enthusiastic civic leaders from Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.
We are committed to assisting the Chicago Botanic Garden by promoting it to a larger audience, raising funds for its support and providing services that advance the Garden's mission.
We are very proud of the support the Guild has provided the Chicago Botanic Garden. We have raised more than $2.5 million and introduced hundreds of new friends to the Garden; we also hold the honor of being the first board to reach 100 percent participation in the first phase of the Campaign for the Chicago Botanic Garden.
The Harvest Ball is the Guild's main fundraiser. We are proud to direct
the proceeds of this evening to benefit the Garden's Center for Teaching and Learning, providing educational programs for teachers and youth from preschool through grade 12. These programs inspire a lifelong interest in the natural world and the sciences, as well as concern and
care for our environment.
Your support will enable the Chicago Botanic Garden to reach, teach, involve, and transform students' lives. Center for Teaching and Learning programs engage students with the sciences while instilling in them a sense of responsibility for protecting our increasingly fragile environment. They are our future.
Jennifer P. Keenan
Elizabeth and Chandler Bigelow III