2018 Smith Nature Symposium & Benefit

On Friday, June 1st, Brushwood Center honored the environmental leadership of Robert Redford and Sibylle Szaggars Redford at its 35th Annual Smith Nature Symposium & Benefit. The event was preceded by the stunning performance, The Way of The Rain – Voice of Hope, for Brushwood Center, a collaboration of Artistic Director Sibylle Szaggars Redford and Music Director and Composer Tim Janis.

Proceeds from the Benefit dinner directly support Brushwood Center’s nature-inspired art and wellbeing programs for youth, veterans, artists, and veterans in our community. Learn more about Brushwood Center’s programs on this video.

Special thanks to the following individuals for making a special contribution in support of Brushwood Center’s programs at the 2018 Smith Nature Symposium & Benefit:

Miah H. Armour · Amy and Mitchell Baker · Lele and Henry Barkhausen · Sue and David Barkhausen · Mary and Gerry Batsford · Martha and George Bermingham · Lenore Beyer · Beth and Bruce Boyd · Emy Brawley · Barbara Brotman and Chuck Berman · Rebecca Cawood and Scott Ratterree · Beth Coughlin and David Wang · Winnie and Bob Crawford · Michelle Cronin · Gail and Dennis Downes · Beth and Harry Drucker · Gail Nieman and Doug Farr · Ann and Timothy Finnegan · Shannon McGinnis and Michael Freilich · Catherine Game and John Cawood · Joan and Russell Game · Kay Ganser and Walter Schutte · Laura Giampietro · Ellen Goldsmith · Selina Gomez-Beloz · Sandra and Tom Hart · Ann and Thomas A. Heinz · Citizens for Judge Hoffman · Teresa H. Horton · David Iacuzzi · Ryan Jacobs · Janie and Rick Jerch · Debby Jewel · Adrienne Johns · Jackie Ramdin Johnson · Kate and Tim Joyce · Bruce Karmazin · Barbara and Ronald Kelner · Duane Lahti · Stephanie Lamm · Nancy Ranney Levi · Michael Levin · Laura Maggos · Suzanne Malec-McKenna · Jeanne and Robert Martini · Erika and Jon Maschmeyer · Rande and Cary McMillan · Jean Meilinger and John Schneider · Jonathan Metzinger · Cindy and Paul Miller · Betty Strack and Greg Mueller · Monica Munaretto · Matthew Nagel · Midge and John Nelson · John and Nicki Norris · Margo and Michael Oberman · Heather and Kevin Ogorzalek · Mary and Bob Pasquesi · Melanie and Ed Ranney · Jean Ranney · Vicky and George Ranney · Cecila Pena-Rosgado and Hector Rasgado-Flores · Anne Grall Reichel and Jack Reichel · Kaitlin and Chris Reimann · Grace Rink · Jackie Rockwell · Christine and Ted Roth · Lorra Rudman · Alissa Rutledge and Thomas Josephson · Diane Ryan · Jean B. Schreiber
Bill Schumann · Jane and Les Sturgeon · Gail and Bill Sturm · Lori and Jeff Sundberg · Susan and Jay Trees · Martha Twaddle · Sophie and Jon Twichell · Mirela Vesa and James Fuhr · Peggy Walker · Wendy Ward · Pam and David Waud · Sandi and David Whitmore · Ann and Mark Wildman · Caitlin Wilkes · Barbara and Alain D. Wood-Prince · Fraser Wyatt


Thank You Smith Nature Symposium Sponsors:


Gold Sponsor:

Butler Family Foundation · Adele and John Simmons

Silver Sponsors:

Harold M. and Adeline S. Morrison Family Foundation · Koya Leadership Partners · Camille and Ross Prindle · Angelica and William Sturm · Village of Riverwoods

Table Sponsors:

Alice and Henry N. Barkhausen · Lele and Henry Barkhausen · Liberty Prairie Foundation · Heather & Kevin Ogorzalek · Eleanor Ranney-Mendoza and Javier Mendoza Diane Rosenberg · Jen and Tor Solberg · Judith Stockdale and Jonathan Boyer · Sophie and Jon Twichell · Sandi & David Whitmore


Presented in partnership with the Lake County Forest Preserves.


Brushwood Center’s programs are made possible thanks to the generosity of The Chicago Community Trust, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Hunter Family Foundation, NorthShore Gas, and community supporters like you.


Host Committee:

Bobbie Brown and Nick Bothfeld · Barbi and Tom Donnelley · Linda and Lydon Neumann · Camille and Ross Prindle · Alison P. Ranney and Erik G. Birkerts · Ginevra and George Benjamin Ranney · Eleanor Ranney-Mendoza and Javier Mendoza · Anne Grall Reichel and Jack Reichel · Adele and John Simmons · Judith Stockdale and Jonathan Boyer · Angelica and William Sturm · Sophie and Jon Twichell · Sandi and David Whitmore

Special thanks to the 2018 Smith Nature Symposium Planning Committee:

Angelica Sturm, Chair · Lele Barkhausen · Lynn Bruch · Judy Iacuzzi · Diane Karzas · Lynne Kennedy · Susan Krakora · Valerie Lewis · Linda Neumann · Camille Prindle · Judith Stockdale · Martha Twaddle · Sandi Whitmore

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