All Aboard for the Holidays



Jean Franczyk, President and CEO of the Chicago Botanic Garden, with All Aboard! Co-chairs Mary Alice Miller and Marcy Johnson.



The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society inaugurated the holiday season with its 12th annual All Aboard! gala at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Three hundred and fifty supporters of the popular North Shore amenity attended, ensuring that the Botanic Garden will continue to protect biodiversity, connect people with plants, and move forward with thriving research and programs.

Setting the mood for  the 2017 virtual tour, “A Holiday Journey through Italy,” Kehoe Designs created dining rooms around such themes as “Capri,” “Tuscany” and “Tivoli.” Carrying the exotic atmosphere further, Jewell Events Catering served festive regional fare and the Joe DeLuca Orchestra entertained guests with authentic Italian music. Overseeing it all were the evening’s co-chairs Mary Alice Miller and Marcy Johnson, led by  Woman’s Board President Nancy Kurz,  


Kate and Kevin Maloney.


Jessica and Brian Obiala.


Barbara and Robert Kehoe,


Calvine and Charlie Bowen.


Jed and Kate Morris.


Caity Anast and Jim Anthony.


Amy and Marilyn Whittle.


 Lyndsey Rice, Eric Fields, Alexis Miller and Madison Graham.


Bruce and Terri Mason and Carolyn and Howard Katz,


 Nancy Kurz, Woman’s Board President, and Dora and John Aalbregtse.


Sissy Wheeler, May Kat Kneibler and Madeline and Harvey Plonsker.


Jeff Peyton, Cy Rohan, Judy Hicks, Colleen Rohan, and Colleen Peyton.


John and Brittany Gottschall.


Kaitlyn, Laura, Marcy, Mary Claire and Madelyn Johnson.


Jean Franczyk, President and CEO of the Chicago Botanic Garden, with her husband Chris Hall.


Scott and Marcy Johnson and Mary Alice and Craig Miller.