Butterfly and ballet galas herald spring

May 11, 2012
Chicago Tribune
Candace Jordan


The Joffrey Ballet honored the 10th anniversary of its Women's Board on May 6 with its Celebration Gala, which began with a special performance at the Auditorium Theatre. Mayor Rahm Emanuel then welcomed more than 800 attendees to the Palmer House Hilton, where they enjoyed a dinner, tribute video and the presentation of the Arpino Angel Award.

Co-chairs were Helen Melchior, Pamella DeVos, Victoria Holdren, Mary Pat Burns, Mary Jo Basler, Nancy Bauer, Leslie Hindman, Liz Sharp, Anne Kaplan, Joan Colmar, Kate Bensen, Jan Melk and LaPietra and Candace Jordan. The Celebration Gala raised more than $1.6 million.

Freelance writer Candace Jordan is involved with many local organizations, including some whose events she covers.

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