Every year, the Alliance hosts the lakeside event of the season at Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago — all to benefit the Great Lakes. We are so grateful to everyone who supports our work to protect the lakes at the Great Blue Benefit in June of 2018, and all year round. You can check out photos from the benefit in our Facebook album! 

Thanks to the generosity of attendees and supporters like you, the Great Blue Benefit raised more than $170,000 in 2018. Every dollar raised at the benefit supports our work to protect the Great Lakes and those who drink from them, swim in their water, and sit by their shores.

Couldn’t make the event, but still want to contribute? Click here to donate.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Rudinsky at crudinsky@greatlakes.org or (312) 445-9736. We’d love to hear from you!

Thank you to our sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Miller Cooper & Co., Ltd.

Tucker Ellis

Bronze Sponsor

AMLI Residential

Andy and Meredith Miller

Duncan Stuart

Joan Rothenberg and Kenneth Walchak

Lake Express, LLC

MB Financial

Nick Bothfeld

Rachel Schneider and Jeff Davis

Robert and Janet Helman

Stratosphere Networks

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Patron Sponsor

Baker McKenzie

BMO Private Bank

Cynthia M. Ackerman

David and Katy Pepper

Dorothy Marks

Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.

Howard Learner and Lauren Rosenthal

J. William and Diane Allen

Luvie and Scott Myers

Mission Accounting Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Theodore B. Martin, Jr.

Paul Herbert

Susan and Mark Mihalo

Thomas & Jeannie Tisbo

Whitney and Aaron Fershee

William and Kelly Koch


Dale and Judy Bryson

Debra Shore

Linda Cronenwett

Lisa Bookstein and Ken Bloom

Marie Markey

Marlo Boyle

Noelle Brock

Paul Culhane

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Stephen and Alisoun Brewster

Tom Healy

Media Sponsor


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