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Bold, Bright Future — 2023 Columbian Ball

Bold, Bright Future — 2023 Columbian Ball

Your MSI transformed for one night only.

Thank you for joining us at this dazzling affair and helping raise more than $1,300,000 for the Museum of Science and Industry.

Highlights of this spectacular event included a one-of-a-kind drone show presented by event partner Sky Elements.

By supporting the Columbian Ball, you have invested in future generations of science leaders and innovators, helping to inspire the inventive genius in everyone.

We can’t wait to welcome you the Columbian Ball again next year.

43rd Annual Columbian Ball

Saturday, September 30, 2023
6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Columbian Ball Chairs

Pat and Kelly Basu

President and CEO

Chevy Humphrey

Chair, Board of Trustees

David J. Vitale

Chair, President's Council

Steven V. Hunter

Guests mingle in Entry Hall during cocktail hour
Pat and Kelly Basu

A note from Columbian Ball 2023 Co-Chairs Pat and Kelly Basu:

Thank you for all who helped MSI celebrate its 90th anniversary at the Columbian Ball. MSI is both a world class museum and a testament. It is a testament to humanity’s quest for knowledge and excellence; to our determination and courage; and to our ability to work together to achieve what we once thought was impossible. Thanks to your support, millions who interact with MSI in the future can have their knowledge kindled, their imagination awakened and their hope restored.

It's not too late

There's still time to be part of the 43rd Annual Columbian Ball. Make a donation today in honor of MSI’s 90th Anniversary and a bold, bright future of discovery.

Donate now

For more information

Please contact columbianball@msichicago.org or (773) 947-6146.