Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts and raises $150,000+
Honoree Julianna Margulies with Marlene Breslow-Blitstein of Glencoe | Photo courtesy of Kyle Flubacker
EVENT: Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts (Julianna Margulies)
BENEFITING: Steppewolf’s Professional Leadership Program
DATE: March 12, 2012
LOCATION: JW Marriott Chicago
Updated: June 25, 2012 5:30PM
Nearly 300 guests were on hand on March 12 at the third annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts luncheon honoring Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Julianna Margulies at JW Marriott Chicago, 151 W Adams St. Following a VIP reception, leaders from Chicago’s business and civic communities enjoyed an engaging lunchtime interview with Ms. Margulies who currently stars in the hit CBS drama “The Good Wife”, about her stage, television and film career by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Martha Lavey in a format similar to Inside the Actors Studio. Previous honorees include ensemble members Joan Allen and Martha Plimpton.
The sold-out event raised $150,000 for Steppenwolf and the theater’s Professional Leadership Program, a nationally-recognized training program for young professionals seeking hands-on experience in theater administration, production and technology. The program includes apprenticeships, internships and a multicultural fellowship.
The co-chairmen for the 3rd annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts included Carole L. Brown, Elizabeth Connelly, Nene Foxhall, Donna La Pietra and Jan Melk.
Other notable guests in attendance included Virginia Bobins, Michele Boone, Marlene Breslow-Bitstein, Kathleen Brown, Mary Ellen Caron, Joyce Chelberg, Elizabeth Cole, Ellen Costello, Nora Daley, Mary Dempsey, Amy Eshleman, Jacky Ferro, De Gray, Christie Hefner, Linda Johnson Rice, Bernie Keller, Terry Kinney, Sherren Leigh, Lynn Lockwood Murphy, Helen Melchior, Stephanie Neely, Julie O’Connor, Nancy Pacher, MK Pritzker, Trisha Rooney Alden, Amy Rule, Cari Sacks, Smita Shah, Dr. Lauren Streicher, Bobby Takiff, Jackie Tilton, Estelle Walgreen and Dia Weil.
BMO Harris Bank was the lead sponsor of the 2012 Women in the Arts luncheon. Bonnie L. Spurlock and Helen Zell are Event Sponsors.
For additional information, visit steppenwolf.org.