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Mark Your Calendars for this Year’s Great Blue Benefit!

We are delighted to come together virtually in celebration.

Join us Thursday, June 17, for a fun-filled evening where you’ll celebrate with others who care about clean water and learn how you can protect the Great Lakes. Tickets are free, and donations are welcome.

Proceeds from the Great Blue Benefit support the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ work to make the lakes healthy, safe, and beautiful for all.

2021 Keynote Speaker
Ellen Alberding, President, Joyce Foundation
Special Guest
Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer

Featured Speakers:

  • Larry Bell, President & Founder, Bell’s Brewery, Inc.
  • Joel Brammeier, President & CEO, Alliance for the Great Lakes
  • Sue Conatser, Board Chair, Alliance for the Great Lakes
  • Melinda Danforth, Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, Oneida Nation
  • Cam Davis, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
  • Crystal M.C. Davis, Vice President of Policy & Strategic Engagement, Alliance for the Great Lakes
  • Kim Foreman, Executive Director, Environmental Health Watch
  • Tim Hoellein, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola University Chicago
  • Jo-Elle Mogerman, Director-WildCare Park, Saint Louis Zoo; Incoming Board Chair, Alliance for the Great Lakes
  • Joy Mulinex, Executive Director, Ohio Lake Erie Commission,
  • Joyce & Charlie Solberg, Solberg Manufacturing

Register or sponsor.

Check out the sponsor levels.

Can’t join us at the event? Consider donating.

For more information, please contact Mary Barton at or (312) 445-9737. We hope you’ll join us!

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