On Saturday, April 12, 2014 the Auditorium Theatre’s second-floor lobby was a scene of elegance and energy. The Auditorium Theatre’s Junior Board held a private reception prior to the performance of the exhilarating River North Dance Chicago, and the attendance, and enthusiasm, was commendable.
The junior board, a diverse group of young professionals committed to furthering the mission of the Auditorium Theatre, is devoted not only to helping fund the restoration and preservation of our National Historic Landmark, but also to raising awareness and generating support for the Auditorium’s educational outreach efforts and world-renowned programming. This commitment will continue to expand throughout 2014 as the junior board begins an initiative to develop a base of members-at-large throughout the city. Members-at-large will have the opportunity to attend junior board events and fundraisers throughout the year, spread awareness about the theatre during this pivotal 125 Season, and participate in volunteer activities.
Attendees at the River North reception represented a wide array of professions and perspective, underscoring the organization’s comprehensive commitment to diversity. From architects and attorneys to artists and advertisers, the Auditorium Theatre Junior Board encompasses an eclectic group of professionals. Yet they all remain united by a common purpose—a pronounced desire to impact the world around them. Current projects in which they are involved (or those under consideration) include: the creation of an accessible entrance to the theatre on Congress Parkway, a fundraiser for the theatre’s “Hands Together, Heart to Art” performing arts summer camp for children who have lost a parent, and their annual fall gala, “The Devil’s Ball.” The Junior Board and Members-at-Large will also be working to promote an upcoming “Made in Chicago” Film Series for the 125th Anniversary Season. Everyone at the Auditorium Theatre is proud to have such talented and compassionate individuals as ambassadors of this cultural institution, and we look forward to witnessing the incredible achievements of this dedicated group of philanthropists.