Center honors Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
February 28, 2013 5:02PM
David Kennedy (second from left), deputy commissioner of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, accepted the Civic Partner Awards from the Beverly Arts Center. Picture with him are state Rep. Fran Hurley (from left); Beverly Arts Center board president Barbara O’Malley and Chicago Ald. Matthew O’Shea (19th). | Michael E. Burke photo
Updated: April 4, 2013 6:07AM
The Beverly Arts Center, of Chicago, recently presented its Civic Partner Award to the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Michelle T. Boone, commissioner for the department’s support of the nonprofit fine arts center.
Accepting the award for Boone was Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events deputy commissioner David Kennedy.
In a ceremony that took place at the center’s annual benefit auction, Leslie and Thomas Jacobs, of Chicago’s Beverly community, also were recognized.
They received the Rosemary and Richard Polanek Award for outstanding service to the center.
Meanwhile, Pauline Schaffer, of Beverly, awarded Volunteer of the Year.
The auction is the center’s major annual fundraiser, planned and presented by the BAC Auxiliary.
Officials said this year’s theme, “At the Circus,” lent a festive air to the popular event.
The Beverly Arts Center was founded in 1968 and is located at 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago.
The regional facility provides multicultural and multidiscipline fine arts education and programming for all ages.