CHICAGO, IL – Only a day after the Cyrus Tang Hall of China exhibit opens to the public, the Chinese American Service League (CASL) will be hosting its 26th Annual Dinner Gala at The Field Museum on Thursday, June 25th, 2015.
To celebrate this extraordinary new exhibit, CASL will kick-off a stunning gala celebration with a cocktail reception in front of the exhibit hall. Guests can view the full exhibit to the sound of traditional acoustic Chinese music, and an invigorating Lion Dance will mark the beginning of dinner. Following an elegant program of gourmet Asian fusion cuisine, a quartet from the VanderCook College of Music, entertainment and awards, guests can attend a second networking cocktail hour in front of the exhibit hall, and view the exhibit again.
The gala attendee maximum capacity (1300) will be nearly twice that of past galas. The Chinese American Service League wishes to make great strides in building supportive friendships new and old, and increase the awareness of our mission exponentially. This unprecedented CASL event will likewise provide its guests with an invaluable opportunity to come together as one Chicago community-one family with each member in support of each other, and together in support of CASL mission to make the American Dream possible for anyone who wishes to attain it.
Gala Chair: Tim Maloney, Bank of America Illinois President
Emcees: Judy Hsu (ABC-7), Nancy Loo (WGN-TV)
Special Appearances by Linda Yu, Joanie Lum, Judy Wang, Susanna Song, and Eric Horng
Sponsors as of 5/21/15
Golden Ram: Chinatown Parking Corporation, Nielsen, Sue Ling Gin Charitable Foundation, U.S. Bank
Dragon: Anonymous,Baxter, ComEd, MacLean-Fogg Company, Lawrence Rosenzweig and Dr. Cynthia Wong,Â Wintrust Community Banks, Bob and Mayari Pritzker Foundation, Bruce and Beth White, Linda Yu
Phoenix: Anonymous, ABC-7, Ariel Investments, David and Marilyn Fatt-Vitale, Norm and Bonnie Finkel,
JP Morgan Chase, Lakeside Bank, Janet and Craig Duchossois, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, PNC Bank, Walgreens, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Art and Elaine Wong, Zeller Realty Group
Tiger: Akira | Gage Diamonds, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, BMO Harris Bank, Comcast, Gloria Castillo.
Cigna-HealthSpring, Stuart H. Ellison, Mandarin Leader, Nicor Gas, Northern Trust, Northwestern Medicine,
Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management, site design group ltd, The Oberweis China Opportunities Fund, State Farm,Â Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Wight & Company, Cary Wong and Judith Tanaka, Jok and Sharon Wong,
University of Illinois at Chicago, R.M. Chin & Associates, Valerie Darryl and Curtis Tom, Wong & Knowles