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LAF 30th Annual Benefit

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Starry Night


Friday, Nov 6, 2015


Adler Planetarium
1300 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605



Thank you to all who attended this SOLD OUT event and to our generous Annual Benefit sponsors!! Your support helped raise funds for LAF’s Olmsted Scholars Program, Landscape Performance Series, and other transformative initiatives.


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Thank you to all who attended LAF’s 30th Annual Benefit on November 6, 2015 at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium. The over 500 guests and 32 generous sponsors made the event our most successful yet, raising $264,000 for LAF research and scholarship programs!

Top designers and leaders from practice, academia, and industry enjoyed a star-filled evening of cocktails, fine local food, and amazing views of the Chicago skyline. The progam honored the 2015 Olmsted Scholars, including the $25,000 graduate and $15,000 undergraduate winners, and gave a preview of what’s to come as LAF celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016.

LAF was honored to have IRONSMITH as the Annual Benefit’s Lead Sponsor, along with 31 other sponsors whose financial and in-kind support made the event such a success.

Interested in becoming an Annual Benefit Sponsor?

For information on sponsorship opportunities for 2016, contact Christina Sanders at or 202.331.7070x13.

Thanks to our Lead Sponsor: