2016 Best of Downtown Awards Event

  • The Cliff Dwellers 200 South Michigan Avenue, 22nd Floor Chicago, IL, 60604 United States

Best of Downtown Awards Event

Where:                Cliff Dwellers (200 South Michigan, 22nd Floor)

When:                  November 10 2016

5:00 Drinks, Cheese & Crackers
5:45 Buffet Dinner
6:30 – 7:30 Awards
Bar open until 9:00 pm.

Join Friends of Downtown members, guests and award recipients at the Cliff Dwellers to celebrate architecture, planning, policy, business and people that have had a significant impact on the livability and beauty of downtown Chicago at our annual fundraiser and awards banquet.

Our 2016 Awards and Recipients Include:

Mary Ward Wolkonsky Lifetime Achievement Award -  Blair Kamin
Best Plan - Fulton Market Innovation District Plan
Best Project Implementation - Chicago Riverwalk
Best Renovation or Adaptive Reuse - Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Best Continued Use - Glessner House
Best Open Space - Maggie Daley Park
Best Program - Chicago Architectural Biennial 2015
Best Streetscape - Wabash Street Arts Corridor
Best Ephemera - Activate
Coolest Thing - Statue Stories Chicago
Commitment to Downtown - Daley Plaza Farmers Market
Welcome to Downtown - SRAM and Kimpton Gray Hotel

Individual tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members and Include dinner and 2 drinks tickets and are available for purchase through Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-of-downtown-presents-the-2016-best-of-downtown-awards-tickets-28568568357?aff=enivtefor001

In addition to reduced ticket prices to events, members receive a ticket to our annual meeting at the East Bank Club in December as well as opportunities to serve on committees. More information on benefits and how can be found on our website at www.friendsofdowntown.org. Membership is tax deductible.

For companies and organizations seeking a partner in friends of downtown and greater visibility for their brand and mission, please consider one of the sponsorship packages below. All packages are Tax deductible. The money we raise helps fund Janes Walk Chicago, planning charrettes, this awards ceremony, and our website as well as a variety of other yearly programming. 

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES:

BFF  - $1500

8 Tickets to the Awards Ceremony
Large logo printed on promotional material, program and table tents.
Large logo on sponsorship boards located at entry and on stage
Verbal recognition during event and opportunity for remarks or announcing award recipients
Logo on home page of www.friendsofdowntown.org
Logo on ‘partners’ page on www.friendsofdowntown.org
Logo on Friends of Downtown marketing material for 2017
8 Memberships to Friends of Downtown for 2017

BESTIE  - $750

4 Tickets to the Awards Ceremony
Medium Logo printed on promotional material, program and table tents
Medium Logo printed on sponsorship boards at the entry and on stage
Verbal recognition during the event
Logo on ‘partners’ page on www.friendsofdowntown.org
4 Memberships to Friends of Downtown for 2017

FRIEND  - $250

2 Tickets to the Awards Ceremony
Logo printed on promotional material, program and table tents.
Small logo printed on sponsor boards placed at the entry to the event and on stage
Logo on ‘partners’ page on www.friendsofdowntown.org
2 Memberships to Friends of Downtown for 2017

Payment for the sponsorship packages can be made through a link on our website. Please contact info@friendsofdowntown.org for more information and with any questions about the sponsorship packages.

You are receiving this because you have in the past supported the Friends of Downtown, either through interest, activity or membership. Thank you sincerely, and we are grateful for your support at any level, whether donating, attending or simply telling a friend.

Hope to see you soon!