The Wedding Toast

Noelle & Nick Noyes, trying to catch a few bites of dinner during the glorious Field Museum reception.

Nick & Noelle,

May your marriage be forever blessed.

May your love grow stronger through bad times and good.

May your life together make others better.

And may your circle of family and friends continue to grow – with others just as beloved and wonderful as those celebrating with you tonight.

Groomsmen during the Saint Michael’s service & good sport Jonah Balfe asleep on his dad’s shoulder

Father Jack Wall’s service was perfect – God is love and this union is heaven sent.

Sevon Kalpakjian - United Airlines cockpit before returning home.

Sevon Kalpakjian – United Airlines cockpit before returning home.

$675,000,000!! Raised by Women for Chicago

These awards were given to the Women’s Boards who have raised over $675,000,000 for Chicago’s cultural institutions. $675,000,000!! That’s power. Powerful women, powerful boards.

Kudos to the Chicago History Museum’s Women’s Guild President Joan Werhane for envisioning this and to the entire Guild for brilliant execution – bringing all the boards together for a beautiful celebration, which Make It Better Media proudly sponsored.

Also, congratulations to the following Women’s Boards honorees:

Adler Planetarium
Art Institute of Chicago
Bronzeville Children’s Museum
Chicago History Museum (Costume Council & Guild)
Chicago Horticultural Society
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Zoological Society
DuSable Museum of African American History
Field Museum
Goodman Theatre
Joffrey Ballet
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art
Northwestern University
Ravinia Festival
University of Chicago