Event Raises $1 Million

Fans of preservation and architecture convened on Thursday, March 19, 2015, when Landmarks Illinois marked its tenth annual “Legendary Landmarks Celebration.” The highlight of this year’s celebration was the awarding of “landmark” status to three of Chicago’s most respected civic and cultural leaders: Historian Tim Samuelson, Business Leader Rocky Wirtz and Construction Firm Bulley & Andrews, represented by Allan E. Bulley, Jr. A total of 765 guests attended the celebration, which amassed a new high record of $1 million by the end of the night with the help of a live auction, paddle raise and final gift match from Richard Driehaus.

Chicago historian Geoffery Baer of WTTW Channel 11 greeted guests as the evening’s Master of Ceremony. To cap the evening, past Legendary Landmark Honorees in attendance joined Wirtz, Samuelson and Bully on stage for a group photo of the elite group of Chicago arts and business leaders.

10th Anniversary Celebration Co-Chairs

  • Joseph M. Antunovich
  • Richard H. Driehaus
  • Leslie Hindman
  • Lois Weisberg
  • Sandra Rand, Chair of Host Committee

10th Anniversary Landmark Circle

  • Antunovich Associates
  • Bulley & Andrews
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Trust
  • Midway Wholesalers & The Rand Family
  • Alan Salpeter and Shelley Gorson
  • Anne Voshel, AVA Consultants

10th Anniversary Skyline Leader

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois/HCSC
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • James and Brenda Grusecki
  • The Hill Group
  • Leslie S. Hindman
  • Frieda Ireland, Telephone and Data Systems
  • J&J The Monroe Building
  • Karen and James Prieur
  • S&C Electric Company
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Smithfield Properties LLC
  • Zeller Realty Group