ICF Annual Gala

Buy Your Tickets Today!

The ICF Gala is Illinois’ premier fundraising event for outdoor education, recreation and wildlife conservation. Proceeds benefit the many programs of the Illinois Conservation Foundation, which since 1995 has raised and given away more than $41 million in collaboration with the IDNR, among other public and private partners.

This year, the ICF celebrates its 25th Anniversary and will be honoring Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame recipients Diane and Doug Oberhelman.  We are excited to have Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops as our keynote speaker!

 

August 5th, 2020 | 5 pm | Union League Club 65 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL

Discounted Valet Parking | Business Casual

 

5:00 pm: DOORS OPEN! Open Bar, Live Music, Silent Auction and Raffles

6:00 pm: Dinner, Cash Bar, and Live Music

7:00 pm: Program, Keynote Speaker, Awards

8:00 pm: Live Auction

8:45 pm: Raffle Drawing, Silent Auction Closes

Individual Ticket - $175

Individual tickets are on sale and going fast!

(must be bought in advance, no tickets sold at the door)

Table Sponsor - $1,700

Purchase a reserved table for 10, and your organization's logo will go in the program and on table signage.

 

Corporate Sponsor - $5,000

Includes a reserved table for 10 people, table signage, logo in program, event signage, and logo on ICF website.  You also receive the option to choose an additional table of 10 (total of 20 people), one 4-person team at the Director’s Hunt in Rend Lake Nov 30th & Dec 1, 2020, or a full page add in the 2020/2021 Hunting and Trapping Digest or 2021 Fishing Digest.

Main Event Sponsor - $10,000  SOLD OUT

Includes a reserved table for 10 people, table signage, event signage, logo on ICF website, and a full ad page in program. Also includes free advertising space in our upcoming Outdoor Illinois App. You will also have the option to choose an additional table of 10 (total of 20 people), one 4-person team at the Director’s Hunt in Rend Lake Nov 30th & Dec 1, 2020 or a full page add in the 2020/2021 Hunting and Trapping Digest or 2021 Fishing Digest.

 
 
Need a room?  Stay at the Union League Club at a discounted rate!
Phone:  1-800-443-0578
Email:  clubservices@ulcc.org
Block reference:  Illinois Conservation Foundation

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Keynote Speaker, Johnny Morris

Noted conservationist and founder/CEO Bass Pro Shops

Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, got his start in 1972 by selling

fishing tackle out of the back of his father's store. Since then, Johnny has earned a

reputation as one of the most visionary and influential retailers of the last 50 years.

Today, he is known as a retail and travel destination pioneer with a passion for

connecting people to nature. Bass Pro Shops now has 200 retail stores and marine

centers across North America that welcome more than 200 million visitors annually.

Johnny also revolutionized the marine industry with TRACKER, America’s best-selling

fishing boats and ATVs, and offers genuine Ozarks hospitality at Big Cedar Lodge, a

premier wilderness resort that Travel + Leisure has named “Best Resort in the Midwest”

for the three consecutive years. A leading conservationist nationally, in 2019 The

National Audubon Society awarded Johnny with its prestigious Audubon Medal for his

lifelong efforts to protect wildlife habitat and connect more people to the great outdoors.

Download Johnny’s full bio at: www.basspro.com/johnnymorris.