Steppenwolf Red or White Ball raises $80,000
Steppenwolf governor Joel Cornfeld of Chicago and director of development Sandy Karuschak of Brookfield. | Lee Litas~Sun-Times Media
Updated: May 21, 2012 8:09AM
Steppenwolf Theatre’s Auxiliary Board welcomed more than 450 young professionals to the annual Red or White Ball, held Friday night to raise funds for the theater’s educational programs. Guests made their way to the off-the-beaten-path Architectural Artifacts in Chicago for an evening of cocktails, dancing, and top-of-the-line people watching.
Kathryn Erbe, Steppenwolf ensemble member and former star of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” acted as honorary chairwoman for the event and made certain to sell more raffle tickets. Other notable names spotted among the fashionable crowd included actors Lily Molekwu and Robert Schleifer, event chair Kim Davis, and co-chairwomen Dina Searle and Bryce Cooper.
As the evening progressed, the music got louder, enticing many to hit the dance floor as the DJ played well-known party tunes. Steppenwolf actors and staff got in on the fun as they danced in groups and encouraged wallflowers to join in on the fun.
More than $80,000 was raised for Steppenwolf Young Artists, the theater’s nationally recognized arts education program, which serves more than 15,000 students, teachers and families per year.