about MOSAIC 2022

Join us for an exciting evening celebrating Chicago’s diverse cultural excellence and recognizing the region’s cultural heritage leaders.

August 8, 2022
5:30pm-9:00pm

Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

Ticket sales are now closed. To support our mission and our fundraising goals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation or bidding on our silent auction.

GALA HIGHLIGHTS

  • Culinary offerings representing cultures from around the world.
  • Cultural activation tables, featuring interactive demonstrations by Members of the Alliance.
  • Vibrant, engaging cultural performances showcasing the breadth of Chicago’s diverse talent. 

This year’s performance highlights:

            • Music and dancers from the Korean Performing Arts Center of Chicago
            • A performance from a Native American group

Our 2022 Honorees

CULTURAL CHAMPIONS AWARD

Vanessa Vergara & Joseph Seliga

Vanessa B. M. Vergara and Joe Seliga are lifelong Chicagoans whose pride in their own cultural identity has inspired them in supporting centers of cultural heritage and cultural institutions in our city. In 2016, Vanessa joined the Board of the Chicago Cultural Alliance and in 2018 was elected Board President. Joe has committed his time to various cultural organizations and not-for-profit institutions, including serving on the boards of the Chicago History Museum, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and the Civic Federation. Vanessa and Joe have committed themselves to supporting cultural organizations in Chicago because of their firm belief that you cannot know where you are headed without first understanding where you came from.

Outstanding community leader Awards

Byoung Sug Kim

Executive Director and Founder, Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago (KPAC)

Byoung Sug Kim founded the Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago (KPAC) in 2013. Through his organization and team of professional artists, he is able to bring high-quality authentic performances and instruction to people of all ages, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds. He provides weekly classes, bringing together multiple generations of Korean Americans, and delivers 80 performances annually to 25,000 people across Chicagoland andbeyond. He has brought joy and knowledge to students studying world music at universities to K-12 students in Chicago public schools. His vision and leadership have made KPAC the leading Korean cultural arts group in the Midwest.

Melodi Serna

Executive Director, American Indian Center of Chicago (AIC)

Melodi Serna is from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and the Oneida Nation. She was raised in the Native community in Chicago and participated in activities at the American Indian Center as a child. Having served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, she is a fifth generation Native veteran and is proud of her family’s continued military service. As a consultant, she has worked to help create, develop, and consult multiple businesses and organizations in areas such as foundational structure, policy work, programming, and grant writing. She is also a special needs and education advocate. In addition to previously serving as the AIC’s Board Vice President, Melodi is the Chairwoman of the Citywide American Indian Education Council for Chicago Public Schools American Indian Education Program and continues her charitable work to minority communities locally and nationally.

Thank You to our Sponsors:

Cultural Leaders

Cultural Advocates

Event Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

MOSAIC is a unique opportunity for sponsors to support the Alliance’s annual programs and initiatives while enjoying an exclusive, culturally enriching experience with Chicago’s top civic and business leaders. The MOSAIC audience brings together the Alliance’s diverse membership with our vast network of supporters.

To learn more about supporting MOSAIC as a sponsor, please contact Executive Director Mónica Félix at [email protected].

Cultural Advocate ($2,500)
  • 8 Tickets to the MOSAIC Gala
  • Quarter-page ad in the MOSAIC program book
  • Hyperlinked logo on the Chicago Cultural Alliance website
  • Corporate name/logo displayed on screen loop during the dinner reception
CULTURAL COLLABORATOR ($5,000)
  • A reserved table at the dinner reception for 8 guests
  • Half-page ad in the MOSAIC program book
  • Corporate name and logo recognition in pre- and post-event e-communications
  • Hyperlinked logo on the Chicago Cultural Alliance website
  • Corporate name/logo displayed on screen loop during the dinner reception
CULTURAL LEADER ($10,000)
  • Cultural Leader Sponsor logo placement and recognition on all event materials
  • A reserved table at the dinner reception for 8 guests
  • Full-page ad in MOSAIC program book
  • Corporate name and logo recognition in pre- and post-event e-communications
  • Hyperlinked logo on the Chicago Cultural Alliance website
  • Corporate name/logo displayed on screen loop during dinner reception
  • One dedicated Facebook and Instagram post from the Chicago Cultural Alliance (9000+ reach)
  • Recognition as a sponsor of one of our cultural activation tables, featuring interactive demonstrations by a member of the Alliance
  • Special thanks and verbal recognition as Cultural Leader Sponsor during the awards ceremony
CULTURAL INNOVATOR ($15,000)
  • Cultural Innovator Sponsor logo placement and recognition on all event materials
  • Two reserved tables at the dinner reception for 8 guests
  • Full-page ad in MOSAIC program book
  • Corporate name and logo recognition in pre- and post-event e-communications
  • Hyperlinked logo on the Chicago Cultural Alliance website
  • Corporate name/logo displayed on screen loop during dinner reception
  • One dedicated Facebook and Instagram post from the Chicago Cultural Alliance (9000+ reach)
  • Corporate name and logo included in special post-event Culture Around the City newsletter (7000+ reach)
  • Recognition as a sponsor of one of our dynamic cultural performers
  • Special thanks and verbal recognition as Cultural Innovator Sponsor during the awards ceremony
CULTURAL AMBASSADOR ($20,000)
  • Cultural Ambassador Sponsor logo placement and recognition on all event materials
  • Two reserved tables at the dinner reception for 8 guests
  • Full-page ad in MOSAIC program book
  • Corporate name and logo recognition in pre- and post-event e-communications
  • Hyperlinked logo on the Chicago Cultural Alliance website
  • Corporate name/logo displayed on screen loop during dinner reception
  • One dedicated Facebook and Instagram post from the Chicago Cultural Alliance (9000+ reach)
  • Corporate name and logo included in special post-event Culture Around the City newsletter (7000+ reach)
  • Recognition as a sponsor of our welcoming cocktail reception, and the opportunity to place branded material on the cocktail tables
  • Special thanks and verbal recognition as a Cultural Ambassador Sponsor during the awards ceremony
  • Opportunity to send a representative to speak during the awards ceremony

Parking & Accessibility Information

PARKING INFORMATION:
Public parking is conveniently located one block north of the Museum at Clark and LaSalle Streets; enter on Stockton Drive.

Cost: $10 with Museum validation. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards are accepted. Specially located spots are reserved for persons using mobility devices.

Call 312-642-4600 for more information.

 

PUBLIC TRANSIT INFORMATION:
The Museum is easy to reach via public transportation. CTA buses 22, 36, 72, 73, 151, and 156 stop nearby. The Brown Line Sedgwick station and Red Line Clark/Division station are approximately one half-mile from the Museum.

For more information, visit transitchicago.com.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:
To make its facilities welcoming and acccessible to all visitors, the Chicago History Museum offers:

  • Accessible parking and an elevator in the Museum’s garage at LaSalle and Stockton. Drop-offs are permitted at our main entrance on Clark Street.
  • Button-activated doors at the south end of the main entrance
  • Public elevator operating between all floors

Learn more about other accommodations offered by the museum here.

 

COVID-19 Information

We are committed to having a safe and enjoyable event. Please visit the Chicago History Museum website for the most up-to-date information on COVID precautions: https://www.chicagohistory.org/covid19safety/