“MASCH BASH” BBQ
The greatest urban BBQ is going HIGHER and SKY-ER! This year, Anne and Mike Maschmeyer’s spectacular two-level luxury deck is the place where 100 loyal LPCS supporters and their friends will enjoy the legendary BBQ of Rob and Kimley Svendsen and drinks and other accompaniments provided by LPCS Board Members Maria (and Scott) Kennedy and George Kuhlman on Friday, June 16. Among old and new friends, you’ll also enjoy live entertainment at this quintessentially urbane summer party.
Details: 06/16/17 (rain date: 06/17/17) | 7:00pm-11:00pm | $150 per person
Donors: Anne and Mike Maschmeyer; Rob and Kimley Svendsen; George Kuhlman; Maria and Scott Kennedy
RED, WHITE, AND SPARKLE!
Round out your new or established wine cellar with a 35-bottle assortment of wine, including several standouts valued at more than $100. Whether you’re celebrating with something bubbly or just winding down, whether you’re serving Mexican, French, Italian, or something else, there’s an accompaniment to be found here!
THIS ONE’S A HOME RUN!
Win or lose, rain or shine, the afternoon of August 31 will be a memorable one with four first-row seats behind home plate to watch the world champion Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. You’ll have access to the AUDI club, VIP entrance privileges, and $200 in Cub Bucks to fritter away on fritters or beer!
Donors: The Make It Better Foundation
AT THE PEAK OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
From pop culture to highbrow and back, times two! Get your music and theatre thrills as only Chicago can provide them! You’ll get two tickets to each of the following: “Disney’s Aladdin” at the Cadillac Palace Theatre; “Hamilton: An American Musical” at The PrivateBank Theatre; the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall; “Dreamworks’ Madagascar” at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier; and the world-renowned Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theatre. Make three of those evenings even more memorable and relaxing by enjoying overnight stays at The Fairmont Chicago, Palmer House, and The Blackstone hotels!
Donors: Cadillac Palace Theatre; The PrivateBank Theatre; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier; Joffrey Ballet; The Fairmont Chicago; Palmer House; The Blackstone
THE MOVEABLE FEAST
Enjoy an extravagant and delicious seven-course dinner with perfect wine-pairings and musical entertainment in your own home. Borderline-obsequious table service by LPCS Executive Director Dan Hula and members of the LPCS Board, menu design and execution by Board Member/chef-impersonator George Kuhlman, with atmosphere the way you like it! Last year’s dinner went for seven hours, so plan accordingly.
Donors: LPCS Board of Directors led by Chef George P. Kuhlman
“NANTUCKET OF THE MIDWEST”
Picturesque Egg Harbor on Lake Michigan in Door County, WI is where up to eight of you can enjoy a beautiful cottage and house for four nights and five days. Tranquil, scenic, and smog-free, the location may make it hard to head back home! If you choose to stay September 27 through October 1, the two biggest fans can use the owners’ tickets for the September 28 Bears/Packers game an hour away at Lambeau Stadium. Those who stay behind can start working on a giant cooler full of Omaha steaks, chops, sides, and desserts that will be ready for you to pick up on your way north (16 servings).
Donors: Michael and Katie Roeck; George Kuhlman
MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA FOR TWO
This wide-ranging concert series will take you from all four days of Lollapalooza fun in Grant Park to the side of the Chicago River for country and western music at the Windy City Smokeout and on to landmark Wrigley Field for both the James Taylor and Dead & Co. concerts. Along with the concerts (or separately), you’ll enjoy three delightful dinners at The Gage, Coda Di Volpe, and Rockit Bar & Grill.
Donors: Rob and Kimley Svendsen; Carol and Brendan Deely; The Gage; Coda Di Volpe; Rockit Bar & Grill
LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER!
It’s The Big Easy, so ease into a charming coach house off St. Charles Avenue in the Uptown District of NOLA. Perfect for two couples or a family, this delightfully decorated home sits a block from the streetcar, adjacent to the Garden District and a close walk to the shops and restaurants of Magazine Street. During your four-night stay, use your $250 gift card for dinner at a legendary restaurant like Shaya or find a hot new spot of your own. Available for Christmas, New Year’s, the French Quarter Fest (the largest free musical festival in the South, April 12-15, 2018), or another agreed-upon time. (Not available during Jazz Fest or Mardi Gras.) Date must be chosen by June 1, 2017.
Donors: Sally and Tim Connelly
GRILLFEST FOR THE GUESTS
This year’s riff on the priceless experience of serving a great, hearty dinner to LPCS Guests will be an outdoor celebration in the leafy front yard of Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church. Steaks, chops, and all the best fixins from a summer grill will be provided by LPCS. All you need to do is pay now, show up, tend the grills, and show your love and respect for our wonderful LPCS Guests! They are always amazed at and moved by your generosity and friendship. At the end of the day (or night), this is what it’s all about.
Donors: META X Sponsors