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RenBen: Wildcard

Wildcard save the date cards, hand-sprayed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio

  • Wildcard save the date cards, hand-sprayed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio

  • Sat, Oct 13, 2018
    6:30pm

    Rockwell on the River
    3057 N. Rockwell St.
    Chicago, IL 60618
    [map]

    Chaired by Marilyn and Larry Fields

    Wildcard is a dynamic gala benefitting the Renaissance Society’s 2018-19 program.

    Wildcard draws on the Ren’s curatorial strength to present an exclusive evening of artist activations and performances.

    Wildcard brings together the Ren’s most generous supporters.

    Wildcard introduces a new, biennial benefit model for the RenBen.

    Wildcard is ephemeral, temporal, and immersive.

    Wildcard reflects the Ren’s spirit of agility and experimentation.


    Each year the Renaissance Society hosts a benefit gala and that unites our community of supporters for an evening of art and celebration.

    Taking a break from our usual art auction model, which we will return to in 2019, this year the Ren presents Wildcard, an exciting event shaped by artists in one of Chicago’s newest venues. Be prepared to be surprised, delighted, and intrigued by a program especially commissioned for this evening.

    The success of our annual fundraiser bolsters our commitment to artists and their ideas, and it ensures that we remain free and open to the public. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the 2018–19 season of exhibitions, events, and publications.

    There are many ways to participate:
    Host a table | Buy a ticket | Make a donation


    Gala tables

    $25,000: Table for 12

    • Host Committee recognition
    • Invitation for two to “Rehearsal Dinner” hosted in the home of Marilyn and Larry Fields on October 12 with the performing artists, the Renaissance Society’s Executive Director and Chief Curator Solveig Øvstebø, and other supporters
    • Priority seating at Wildcard
    • Customized engagement opportunity for you and your friends, colleagues, or clients
    • Patron membership for the 2018–19 year of programs, including access to exclusive events and opportunities such as travel and opening dinners
    • Early access to the Ren’s trip to Norway in June 2019

    $15,000: Table for 12

    • Host Committee recognition
    • Invitation for two to “Rehearsal Dinner” hosted in the home of Marilyn and Larry Fields on October 12
    • Priority seating at Wildcard
    • Private exhibition tour for up to 20 people led by Solveig Øvstebø
    • Patron membership for the 2018–19 year of programs, including access to exclusive events and opportunities such as travel and opening dinners
    • Early access to the Ren’s trip to Norway in June 2019

    $10,000: Table for 10

    • Host Committee recognition
    • Invitation for one of the Wildcard performing artists to join your table
    • Private exhibition tour for up to 20 people led by Solveig Øvstebø
    • Patron membership for the 2018–19 year of programs, including access to exclusive events and opportunities such as travel and opening dinners

    $7,500: Table for 10

    • Host Committee recognition in marketing materials including event program, invitation, website, and annual report

    Individual Tickets

    • $750: Single ticket
    • $1,500: Benefactor ticket (covering the cost of an artist and yourself)

    Underwrite one of our costs, or make a donation

    • $10,000: Artist honoraria
    • $10,000: Décor
    • $5,000: Artist travel
    • $3,500: Graphic design
    • $2,500: Valet
    • $2,000: Event photography
    • $1,000: Staff meals
    • $1,000: Program book
    • $500: Coffee service
    • $500: Security

    Gifts of any size are welcome and greatly appreciated.

    For any questions or further information, please contact Colleen Kelly: email / 773 795 0642, or Julia DeRose: email / 773 795 2397

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