Events for Donors



Founders' Council Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Since 1996, Dr. Janet Voight has been exploring Earth’s last frontier: the deep sea. Go behind the scenes with Dr. Voight for a closer look at specimens she has collected and research she has conducted on dozens of deep sea cruises. Please RSVP by March 31 with the link above or by contacting Deanna Doyle at or (312) 665-7836. Complimentary parking will be available in the Museum's West Lot. 

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Conservation Celebration featuring the 22nd Annual Parker/Gentry Award

The Conservation Celebration recognizes and celebrates the conservation efforts of the Keller Science Action Center at The Field Museum and its exceptional partners. Proceeds from each $75 ticket benefit The Field Museum's conservation work. The reception will begin at 6pm, and the award presentation and keynote by Dr. David Vaughan begins at 7pm. Complementary parking is provided. Business casual attire is preferred. 

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Women in Science Luncheon

The Women’s Board of The Field Museum will present its annual Women in Science Program and Luncheon on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 featuring a presentation by Ilene Gordon, Chairman, President and CEO of Ingredion, a leading global producer of nature-based ingredient solutions for food, beverage, brewing and industrial customers around the world. Ms. Gordon’s presentation will be followed by a moderated conversation with Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin (Ret.). A seated lunch will follow in the iconic main hall at The Field Museum.


Founders' Council Loop Luncheon

The Power of Partnership in Impacting Science Learning To make a positive impact on the overall success of students, sometimes the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Hear from Director of Learning Beth Crownover how four Chicago organizations - Big Shoulders Fund, The Field Museum, Northwestern University, and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - have formed a unique partnership to build science capacity in 10 Archdiocesan Chicago schools located in the city's neediest areas.