The Chicago Tribune

Chicago 2016: Olympics Fundraising Drive a Game of Giving or Take
September 21, 2009

September 20, 2009, The Chicago Tribune — By many measures, Chicago 2016's fundraising success, coming during a recession, has been striking. Should Chicago win the race to become host city on Oct. 2, observers debate what such a major effort, raising $35 million a year for the next seven years, will mean to the city's other cultural institutions. They wonder what it will take to sustain such a high level of giving and what the long-term effect will be.

Art Institute President Sees Potential in Free Admission
May 27, 2009

May 27, 2009, The Chicago Tribune — Encouraged by the completion of the new Modern Wing and seeking "a comparable dream," the president of the Art Institute of Chicago said Tuesday he wants to build a case for a new effort -- a massive fundraising drive to open the museum to the public for free.