Join us for an all White Attire Summer Soiree in a private apartment at 999 N. Lake Shore Drive! You know, that building on the curve opposite the Drake Hotel, that mystery dream place we never get a chance to experience? On Wednesday, August 14, we have the amazing opportunity for a very rare and unique visit to a private “mansion in the sky” with an original Marshall floor plan. This sparkling apartment overlooking Lake Michigan is so elegant, so memorable, we have included it in our film! Tickets are $80.00 per person. Space is limited!
You can still make donations to the very first introductory film on Benjamin Marshall. Scroll down to find out how you can contribute to history!
Or to pay by check, make out to Benjamin Marshall Society and please send to:
Benjamin Marshall Society c/o Carolyn Selke 728 North Dryden Avenue Arlington Heights, IL 60004
For questions or information, please call Carolyn Selke at 847.977.3865
Donations are non-refundable. Contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
A Sneak Peak Into Our Latest Project!
A Short Documentary Film
Benjamin Marshall, Chicago architect, a short film to be premiered at the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
This is the first-ever short film on the works and legacy of Benjamin Marshall, one of the greatest Chicago architects. Marshall designed some of the most iconic buildings in the city such as the Drake Hotel, the Edgewater Beach Hotel, East Lake Shore Drive, and the Blackstone Hotel... . The Benjamin Marshall Society is dedicated to creating an international forum on architecture and urbanism through film, literature, exhibits and a host of public programs.
This short film will be introduced during the second half of 2019 and will showcase many of Marshall's works as well as highlight key elements of his Gatsby-like life. The goal is to educate Chicagoans and visitors from all over the world about the architect behind the buildings they have long admired.
The documentary will be available in public libraries and will become a permanent part of the Benjamin Marshall Society's tools to continue supporting the rich history of Chicago. The Society has set the fundraising goal of $35,000 for the production of the documentary, to be filmed by Wild Bill Productions, out of Hollywood.
In gratitude for your generous donation, your name will be included in documentary credits of the film on Benjamin Marshall to be premiered at the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
For all questions and information call Bill McCluskey at (866) 948 5140
Executive Producer: $5,000 (top billing)
• Name, company name, and logo at the beginning front end of the film as "xxx Presents." • A First private showing for donors and guests before public release, and lecture by Benjamin Marshall Society. • 8 tickets to next Benjamin Marshall Society gala where the film will be shown. • Recognition in all accompanying film brochures and website.
• Name, company name, and logo in film credits under "Producer." • A First private showing for donors and guests before public release. • 5 tickets to next Benjamin Marshall Society gala where the film will be shown. • Recognition in all accompanying film brochures and website.
Ascot: $250 • Name in film credits under "Ascot". • Recognition in all accompanying film brochures and website, including in the program of the film premiere.
Special Thanks: $100 •Name recognition in the program of the film premiere. •A special Benjamin Marshall thank you postcard.
General Donation To Donate and Support the Benjamin Marshall Society
Immerse yourself in the history of Chicago withBenjamin H. Marshall: Chicago Architect.
Call Bill McCluskey at (866) 948-5140
Benjamin H. Marshall: Chicago Architect, the first ever - published book on this "maker" of Chicago and commissioned by the Benjamin Marshall Society, will give you a page - turning, insiders' look into Marshall's fascinating life and work.
While the majority of Benjamin Marshall's work was in Chicago, he also designed buildings, residences, hotels and theaters across the United States. Ahead of his time, he was among the first in the development of the financial tool which would later become known as co-operative ownership, or co-ops.
The Benjamin Marshall Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations to the Society are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.