A museum-Wrigley partnership? Call it Field of dreams
September 21st, 2017
The Field Museum thought a big draw for potential donors might a trip to Wrigley Field.
“It really helps that we have someone on the board who owns the place,” said Richard Lariviere, the Field Museum’s president and CEO.
He was referring, of course, to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts.
The Field called it a “one-of-a-kind” event” for potential members of its Founders’ Council.
Guests got to walk on the field, tour the dugout and meet Field Museum scientists who handed out their bios on personalized baseball cards.
On the menu: beer and stadium dogs.
The party was organized by Field board member Liz Sharp, a Chicago attorney.
Attendees included Linda and Bill Gantz, a local investor and longtime supporter of the Field; Protein Bar founder Matt Matros; and Peter B. Smith of Wells Fargo Advisors.
This story first appeared in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.