From March 23-28, 2014, the Auditorium Theatre held one of our most ambitious projects in our National Historic Landmark’s 125-year history…our Drive to 125 Challenge. During this time, we committed to raising $125,000 in 125 hours. A unique opportunity from a generous friend afforded us the chance to match every dollar raised provided we reached our goal.
It was an exhilarating and daunting several days—but in the end, we are pleased to say that the entire campaign was a tremendous success. Of course, we never would have achieved our goal without the kind support of our dear friends from throughout the community.
It was a truly humbling experience to see so many good people throughout Chicago united in support of this challenge. Friends like you are the reason the Auditorium Theatre has persevered and triumphed for 125 years. Our 125thanniversary is another step forward in etching our mark on the cultural landscape of Chicago, and the world—and the kindness of good people like you provide the fiber and the future of our mission. We would like to extend our deepest and most profound gratitude to everyone who helped make the Drive to 125 Challenge a success…we simply couldn’t do this without you.
As part of our celebratory 125th year, we have placed a canvas banner in the lobby located on the west wall near the bust of Ferdinand Peck, the man who acted as both visionary and driving force behind the theatre’s inception. Even though the challenge is complete, for a gift of $125, you can still sign your name to this commemorative canvas. The banner will continue to hang in our lobby until August, 2015. At that time, it will be placed in a time capsule until it is unveiled at our 200thanniversary in 75 years. For more information, please call (312) 341-2364.