Every summer we throw the lakeside bash of the season in Chicago. For the 15th anniversary of this event, we’re shaking things up a bit. This year, the event has a brand new name and look: the Great Blue Benefit.

The event, held at Columbia Yacht Club on June 22nd, still has all the facets of its predecessor: sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, live music, and delicious food and drinks from local restaurants.

As in years past, the event celebrates and supports our work to protect the Great Lakes. All proceeds from the event — from ticket sales to a live auction — go towards keeping the lakes healthy and beautiful for today and tomorrow.

Last year, more than $200,000 was raised in just one evening. This support is fundamental to our work and achieving our vision. We’re looking forward to another successful evening of supporting and celebrating the Great Lakes, and we hope you’ll join us!