Celebrate Collaboraction's work and support our mission at our annual gala, The Utopian Ball, on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 6 pm (CST) at Venue West (221 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60612). 

The event will feature a cocktail hour, table service dinner, performances by Collaboraction artists, awards ceremony, live auction, and more! 

Chairs of The Utopian Ball 


Kelsey Malnati Howell 

Executive Director of the 

Marc & Jeanne Malnati Foundation

Dr. Marcus Robinson

Co-Director of Enrich Chicago and Collaboraction Board Member

Hosted by 


LeeAnn Trotter

NBC Chicago

Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 6 PM (CST)

Venue West | View Map >> 

Approximate Running Time: 4 hours with dinner, live entertainment, art installations, silent and live auction 

Recommended Age: 18 and up 

Ticket Details through August 31

• Early Bird is $200 until August 31 | Use Code: earlybird 

• Eary Bird table of 10 is $2,000 until August 31 | Use Code: earlybird

Ticket Details September 1 - October 23

• Single tickets are $250 

• Table of 10 tickets are $2,500

The 2021 Host Committee

Linda Karn

Darlene Jackson

Andrew Balderson

Pat Merryweather-Arges

Dana N. Anderson

John Clark

Sandra Delgado

David Cherry

John Curley

Sarah Neukom

David Genovese

Justin Frick

Steven Philpott

Jason McAllister

Sammy Rangel

Matthew Woodburn

Jeremy Getz

COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

Guests must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 3 days of the event to attend in-person.