Welcoming the Autumn Season
By Megan McKinney
What more delightful way to welcome the autumn season than with an evening of black tie dining and dancing within the glorious grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden. The weather was perfect for the 2016 Harvest Ball, co-chaired by Sophie Goodwillie and Leslie Martin in a tented pavilion decorated by Tom Kehoe in the style of a French farmers’ market.
Co-presidents of the sponsoring Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden are Emily Reynolds and Amy Brock. Auction co-chairs were Maxie Clarke, Whitley Bouma Herbert and Sarah Vaile. And the Chicago Groove Collective provided lively music for dancing, not quite under the stars—but close.
Susan Canmann and John Fornengo were Guild founding co-presidents.
Heather Ingram, Toni Canada, Jessica Muinzer and Julie Saunders.
Nate and Ana Silva Ernst.
Lucas and Tiffany Erickson.
Megan Panje-Wilson and Thad Wilson.
Sarah and Ryan Vaile.
Caroline and Marty Masterson.
Steve and Kelly Ciaccio
Swope and Maxie Clarke.
Janalee Neilson and Molly Pusch.
Toni Canada again, with her husband, Rick.
Whitley Bouma Herbert and David Herbert.
Robert F. Carl