Grab your Dyn-O-Mite dresses and leisure suits and boogie on down to the Marriott Mag Mile for a Night at Studio M!  You’re going to dig all we have in store for our epic Disco Ball, #27TopHat!

 

 

So get ready to disco with Travolta and look cool in pics with the Village People, because our entertainment lineup will bring you back to the era that started it all!

 

Click below for a quick video message from our Official Ambassador, Heather D, who has all the event details!

Boogie Wonderland – $15,000 Exclusive to Two Sponsors – SOLD OUT

  • Two tables of 10 (20 tickets) with premier front row seating
  • Full-page color ad (inside front or back cover)
  • Full-screen corporate ad prominently projected on event video reel
  • Private VIP reception & awesome swag for all your guests
  • Corporate inclusion in Marklund’s social media campaign the night of the event
  • Logo and link on event website
  • Verbal recognition from podium
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts
  • Logo included in pre-event social media sponsor promotions
  • Exclusive pre-event social media marketing acknowledgment as a premier sponsor
  • Exclusive company spotlight on one event eblast with a quick link or “like” option to instantly follow your corporate Facebook or Twitter account

 

Dancing Queen- $12,500 Exclusive to Three Sponsors

  • One table of 12 with premier front row seating
  • Full-page ad
  • Full-screen corporate ad prominently projected on event video reel
  • Private VIP reception & awesome swag for all your guests
  • Corporate inclusion in Marklund’s social media campaign the night of the event
  • Logo and link on event website
  • Verbal recognition from podium
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts
  • Logo included in pre-event social media sponsor promotions
  • Exclusive pre-event social media marketing acknowledgment as a premier sponsor
  • Exclusive company spotlight on one event eblast with a quick link or “like” option to instantly follow your corporate Facebook or Twitter account

 

Stayin’ Alive Champagne Bar Sponsor – $10,500 Exclusive to One Sponsor – SOLD OUT

  • Logo featured at specialty champagne bar and on ice sculpture during cocktail hour
  • One table of 10
  • Half-page ad
  • Full-screen corporate ad prominently projected on event video reel
  • Private VIP reception & awesome swag for all your guests
  • Corporate inclusion in Marklund’s social media campaign the night of the event
  • Logo and link on event website
  • Verbal recognition from podium during the event
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts
  • Logo included in pre-event social media sponsor promotions
  • Exclusive pre-event social media marketing acknowledgment as a premier sponsor

 

Shake Your Groove Thing Photo Booth Sponsor – $10,000 Exclusive to Three Sponsors

  • Logo featured on sponsor signage at the photo booth
  • Logo on all guest photo keepsakes
  • One table of 10
  • Half-page ad
  • Full-screen corporate ad prominently projected on event video reel
  • Private VIP reception & awesome swag for all your guests
  • Corporate inclusion in Marklund’s social media campaign the night of the event
  • Logo and link on event website
  • Verbal recognition from podium
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts
  • Logo included in pre-event social media sponsor promotions
  • Exclusive pre-event social media marketing acknowledgment as a premier sponsor

 

Feel the Fever E-Bidding Sponsor – $8,500 Exclusive to Two Sponsors

  • Logo on e-bidding site where all guests will register, view auction items, place bids, and check-out
  • One table of 10
  • Half-page ad
  • Logo and link on event website
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts

 

Retro Game Cave Sponsor – $7,500 Exclusive to One Sponsor

  • Logo on signage at event game cave where guests will enjoy nostalgic games and activities to take them back to the 70s
  • One table of 10
  • Quarter-page ad
  • Logo and link on event website
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts

 

Andy Warhol Live Art Exhibit Sponsor- $7,500 Exclusive to One Sponsor – SOLD OUT

  • Logo on signage at event interactive art exhibit and live auction show reel
  • One table of 10
  • Quarter-page ad
  • Logo and link on event website
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts

 

Cool Cat Sponsor – $6,500

  • One table of 10
  • Quarter-page ad
  • Logo and link on event website
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts

 

Disco Inferno Table Sponsor – $5,500

  • One table of 10

 

I Will Survive Fund-in-Need Sponsor- $5,000 – Exclusive to Five Sponsors

  • Lead match gift for $5,000 to help fill the gap in funding for the high-quality care Marklund provides. Used as a match, your gift will encourage guests to give at their best level.
  • Be among five couples/companies to join in the match to create a cumulative $25,000 lead match
  • Two (2) tickets to attend the event with premier seating
  • Logo and link on event website
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts

 

Out of Sight VIP Reception Sponsor- $5,000 Exclusive to One Sponsor

  • Presenting sponsor for VIP cocktail reception
  • Corporate logo on VIP invitation
  • Corporate logo on signage at VIP entrance
  • Two (2) tickets to attend the event, plus entrance into VIP reception
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts
  • Logo and link on event website

 

Groovy Menu Card Sponsor- $4,000 One Sponsor Exclusive

  • Logo on all menu cards displayed at each guest place setting
  • Two (2) tickets to attend the event
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts
  • Logo and link on event website

 

Jive Talkin’ Guide to the Evening Sponsor- $4,000 One Sponsor Exclusive

  • Logo on all evening guides given to guests at registration
  • Two (2) tickets to attend the event
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts
  • Logo and link on event website

 

Good Vibes- $550 Individual ticket

Not ready to get back to the ballroom? Want an additional add-on to your table purchase?  These opportunities give you great ways to support our Disco Ball without buying tickets.  A short virtual experience will be aired for at-home guests the night of the event for anyone who prefers supporting from home.

 

Brick House Virtual Experience Sponsor – $5,000 Exclusive to Three Sponsors

Sponsor the virtual portion of our Disco Ball experience so folks viewing at home can participate in the night fever too!

  • Logo featured on video reel during the virtual show for at-home guests
  • Full-page ad
  • Corporate inclusion in Marklund’s social media campaign the night of the event so you can experience your corporate shout-out from the comforts of your own home
  • Logo and link on event website
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts

 

Funky Town Coat Check Sponsor – $3,500 One Sponsor Exclusive

  • Logo on signage at the coat check and coat check tickets
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts
  • Logo and link on event website

 

To the Max Bar Sponsor -$3,000 One Sponsor Exclusive

  • Logo on all signage at the bars
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts
  • Logo and link on event website

 

Dynomite Place Card Sponsor – $2,500 One Sponsor Exclusive

  • Logo on all guest place cards
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts
  • Logo and link on event website

 

Can You Dig It Paddle Sponsor – $2,500 Exclusive to Two Sponsors

  • Logo on all bidding paddles
  • Logo on bidding page of program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts
  • Logo and link on event website

 

I Will Survive Late Night Food Sponsor – $2,000

  • Logo on all signage at our late-night food spread
  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts
  • Logo and link on event website

 

You Should Be Dancing Entertainment Sponsor – $1,000

  • Special recognition in program journal
  • Logo featured on event eblasts
  • Logo and link on event website

 

Program Journal Ads

$3,000 Full-page ad (7” x 10”)

$1,500 Half-page ad (7” x 5”)

$500 Quarter-page ad (3-1/2” x 5”)

 

All ads are black and white, except the “Boogie Wonderland” sponsors who will receive full-color ads.  Please email high-resolution digital files to Jeannine Zupo at jzupo@marklund.org no later than Monday, January 1, 2023.

 

Customized benefits are available based on sponsor needs.  Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information call Jeannine at 630.624.9874

Click below to make reservations for your accommodations!

Event Chairs

Kelly and Tom Roule

Event Vice Chairs

Sandy and Mike Herlihy

 

Event Committee

Abbie Armbruster

Ana Armbruster

Jim Armbruster

Lindsey Burnette

Will Dale*

Kim Delort

Carol Donahue

Holly Francis*

Karen Golden

Erika Haneberg*

Jackie Janega*

Laura Karlins*

Tim Kueker

Natalie Miller

Kate Moore*

Lisa Morema*

Melissa Nilles*

Binna Porter

Bud Porter

Janine Porter*

Stacey Prentis

Zach Prentis

Marge Santo*

Catie Schmidt

Max Schmidt

Cheryl Simoncelli

Katie Wojciechowski*

Jeannine Zupo- Director of Signature Events

Tiffany Zurek*

 

Auction Committee

Nicole Catizone*

Michelle Mattia*

Peggy Szarzynski

Sue Wick

 

Marklund Ambassador

Heather D of Marklund Tommy Home

*New Member

2022 — Sandy and Mike Herlihy
2021 — Peg and John Haskins
2020 — Becky and John Duffey
2019 — David Pierro
2018 — Jeanne and George Webster
2017 — Aon
2016 — Karen J. Golden
2015 — The Foglia Family Foundation
2014 — Bud and Jim Porter
2013 — Carol and Mike Donahue
2012 — Andrea Billhardt
2011 — Gary, Jean & Beth Lederer
2010 — George and Pam Rion
2009 — Greg Osko
2008 — Jim and Lynn Armbruster

2007 — Joel Thompson
2006 — Robert Paddock/Paddock Publications
2005 — Bruce Jensen and Gail Ludewig/Total Works
2004 — Kevin Acker/West Suburban Bank
2003 — Senator James “Pate” Philip
2002 — Everett Van Der Molen
2001 — Congressman Henry Hyde
2000 — Robert Bernard
1999 — Dennis Langley and Peter Cyrus
1999 — Senator Steven J. Rauschenberger
1998 — Robert Smetana
1998 — Gwendolyn S. Henry
1997 — Father John Guiney

1996 — James D. Anderson
1995 — Jean Jordan
1994 — Jim Ford
1993 — Dennis Zimmerman
1992 — Michael Brenan
1991 — Richard Theriault
1990 — Gale Sayers
1989 — John P. Frazee
1988 — Birger Nyborg
1987 — Paul Greening
1986 — Thomas O. Myers, Jr.
1985 — Doris Whitney
1984 — Erhardt Weidmann
1983 — Richard Rathman
1982 — Edwin Deicke
1981 — Hiriam Sibley

The ball was established in 1997 when donors Jim Ford and Len Patyka chaired Marklund’s first-ever black tie gala. The event was held at the Shedd Aquarium and net $50,000, a great accomplishment for a first-year event! The ball immediately outgrew the Shedd space the following year and has moved to many venues since then, including the Field Museum, Union Station, Navy Pier, and Marriott hotels.

Since its inception, the ball has raised more than $8,528,073 in net proceeds, which has supported Marklund’s general operating and endowment funds.

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