Purple By Night is a fundraising evening in support of Purple Asparagus, the award-winning nonprofit that educates children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet. Hosted by The Ivy Room Candid Wines, Beam Suntory, and Lagunitas Brewing Company. The night also includes a silent auction to benefit Purple Asparagus’ flagship program: Delicious Nutritious Adventures. The evening will be emceed by NBC 5 Chicago sports anchor Siafa Lewis. In addition, Purple Asparagus will honor its 2018 Star Spear, Bess Celio of the Lumpkin Family Foundation.
During the 2016-17 school year Purple Asparagus delivered its nine-month nutrition education program, Delicious Nutritious Adventures, to 14 Chicago Public Schools serving over 1,000 students. Purple Asparagus believes that every child should have the chance to discover new, wholesome foods and experience the excitement of growth and exploration around food.