Become A Sponsor

The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum offers many ways for individuals, groups and corporations to get involved.

Whether celebrating a personal/ family special occasion or corporate milestone by sponsoring a Free Sunday; renting out our museum for a special event; participating in our annual Festive Summer Cruise; or naming a stair view or exhibit in perpetuity, there is an opportunity to fit your needs.  Read more about these opportunities below. 

Festive Summer Cruise - June 2016

Friends of the Chicago River’s annual Summer Cruise benefits Friends’ McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. 

Sponsorship benefits include tickets to this popular cruise and season-long, highly visible recognition at the museum. For more information, please contact Joanne Dill at 312-939-0490 ext. 23. 

Free Sundays at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum – Available May through October 

Sponsor a Free Sunday and help thousands of people discover the Chicago River. Sponsorship starts at $750 per Sunday and includes banners featuring your company/group/name displayed all day at both entrances of the Bridgehouse Museum, visible to thousands of pedestrians, as well as recognition on our museum website and Friends’ social media outlets. For more information, please contact Joanne Dill at 312-939-0490 ext. 23.

Unique Venue Rental in Iconic Bridgehouse – Available April through November

Our unique, five-story landmark bridgehouse has unforgettable cityscapes of Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River and is the perfect venue for your next exclusive event. All-inclusive events start as low as $900. For more information, please contact Joanne Dill at 312-939-0490 ext. 23.

Naming Gifts 

A naming gift to the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum sends a strong message to our community and visitors that an individual or business has generously contributed their support to protect and improve the Chicago River. Your gift helps Friends of the Chicago River’s efforts to inform and inspire thousands of visitors each year, provide quality exhibits and develop impactful educational programs. Named gifts are permanently attached to tangible areas within the Bridgehouse Museum. For more information, please contact Kim Olsen Clark at 312-939-0490 ext. 19 or

Thank you to our 2015 sponsors. 

Wendella Sightseeing Company
William Blair
Clark Construction Group, McHugh Construction, Gensler, Studio Gang Architects, Eckenhoff Saunders Architects, ThePrivateBank, Weaver Group Consultants, Thornton Tomasetti, HoerrSchaudt Landscaping,
Redhead Piano Bar, Food for Thought, MillerCoors, Seasons52, Il Giardino Del Dolce, and Wow Bao.