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Luxury. Ease. Distinctly Local.


Chicago's original pop-up dinner party dressed in white.

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Luxury. Ease. Distinctly Local.


Chicago's original pop-up dinner party dressed in white.

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ABOUT CHICAGO IN WHITE℠

In 1893, Chicago introduced the “City Beautiful” aesthetic movement to the world. The idea was that beautification of a city in a classical and elegant tradition would increase quality of life.

Once a year, for a few short hours, Daniel Burnham's vision comes back to life as hundreds gather in an elegant yet whimsical celebration of all that is good about Chicago.

Much like the sparkling - yet temporary - buildings that Burnham designed, our guests temporarily appear in an open space in AND AROUND our beloved city, dressed in white.

 
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Our 2018 Event


Our 2018 Event


CHICAGO IN WHITE 2018

EVENT DATE:  Summer 2018

LOCATION: Somewhere in the City of Chicago

NON-PROFIT PARTNER:  TBA

COST: TBA

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Our CO-Founders


 

 

 

 

 

Our CO-Founders


 

 

 

 

 

MEET OUR CO-FOUNDERS

JEN LUBY AND KELLY McCoy WILLIAMS

 Jen is Co-founder and COO of Chicago in White. She is the founder of Dayhouse Coworking, a woman-focused coworking + childcare space opening in Highland Park, IL in summer 2018. A fifth generation Chicagoan, she is a former freelance writer, blogger, and editor specializing in food, home entertaining, and fashion — all of which come together for Chicago in White!   Jen is a member of the Junior League of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Women's Board, and currently serves as Vice-President of the Ravinia Festival Associates Board. She lives on the North Shore with her husband, daughter, and two slightly crazy dachshunds. 

Jen is Co-founder and COO of Chicago in White. She is the founder of Dayhouse Coworking, a woman-focused coworking + childcare space opening in Highland Park, IL in summer 2018. A fifth generation Chicagoan, she is a former freelance writer, blogger, and editor specializing in food, home entertaining, and fashion — all of which come together for Chicago in White! 

Jen is a member of the Junior League of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Women's Board, and currently serves as Vice-President of the Ravinia Festival Associates Board. She lives on the North Shore with her husband, daughter, and two slightly crazy dachshunds. 

  Kelly is Co-founder and CMO of Chicago in White. She’s been involved with Chicago in White since its inception. and loves this project because her passions include cooking and throwing a great party. Professionally she works in the marketing technology/SaaS industry and adopted Chicago as her home over 25 years ago. Kelly is  Vice President of Business Development, Enterprise for DAC group . She previously worked at companies such as 360i (Dentsu), IgnitionOne, iCrossing, LinkShare., and Leapfrog Online.   In addition to her professional pursuits, Kelly is a member of the Junior League of Chicago and Union League Club of Chicago and Jack and Jill. Kelly is a widow and raising two daughters Chelsea and Lindsay, and Brutus, a 180 lbs. Neapolitan Mastiff.

Kelly is Co-founder and CMO of Chicago in White. She’s been involved with Chicago in White since its inception. and loves this project because her passions include cooking and throwing a great party. Professionally she works in the marketing technology/SaaS industry and adopted Chicago as her home over 25 years ago. Kelly is Vice President of Business Development, Enterprise for DAC group. She previously worked at companies such as 360i (Dentsu), IgnitionOne, iCrossing, LinkShare., and Leapfrog Online.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Kelly is a member of the Junior League of Chicago and Union League Club of Chicago and Jack and Jill. Kelly is a widow and raising two daughters Chelsea and Lindsay, and Brutus, a 180 lbs. Neapolitan Mastiff.

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Become a Partner


 

 

Each year Chicago in White selects a handful of local partners to be a preferred vendor for all things related to the event. Partner categories include flowers, food & wine baskets, gourmet desserts, and sponsors.

To learn more and to be considered for 2018, please contact us.

BECOME A PARTNER

Become a Partner


 

 

Each year Chicago in White selects a handful of local partners to be a preferred vendor for all things related to the event. Partner categories include flowers, food & wine baskets, gourmet desserts, and sponsors.

To learn more and to be considered for 2018, please contact us.

BECOME A PARTNER

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Are you interested in helping volunteer? Each year a select group of Chicagoans participate in aspects of planning and execution of our annual event.

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Our PAST EVENTS


 

The Chicago in White team hosted our first event in 2011 with over 1,000 Chicagoans in attendance. Guests made their way to iconic Daley Plaza dressed in white, with elegant accoutrement in tow. There, they enjoyed 3-course meals of everything from chicken curry to filet mignon and danced to the sounds of a gypsy jazz band. "Whimsical" and "enchanting" best describe the sensibility of our inaugural event, and every event since.


2011: Daley Plaza
2012: Merchandise Mart South Drive
2013: Randolph Street Market
2015: Ravinia Festival
2016: Midway Plaisance
2017: East 60th Street

 

Our PAST EVENTS


 

The Chicago in White team hosted our first event in 2011 with over 1,000 Chicagoans in attendance. Guests made their way to iconic Daley Plaza dressed in white, with elegant accoutrement in tow. There, they enjoyed 3-course meals of everything from chicken curry to filet mignon and danced to the sounds of a gypsy jazz band. "Whimsical" and "enchanting" best describe the sensibility of our inaugural event, and every event since.


2011: Daley Plaza
2012: Merchandise Mart South Drive
2013: Randolph Street Market
2015: Ravinia Festival
2016: Midway Plaisance
2017: East 60th Street