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President's Leadership Council

The President’s Leadership Council (PLC) was founded in 2007 as an Auxiliary Board of The Field Museum. Members make annual unrestricted financial contributions and volunteer their time to ensure the Museum's educational programs, exhibitions, research, and collections continue to thrive. 

PLC members leverage their professional skills and personal networks to:

  • Promote the Museum to emerging philanthropists and new members of The Founders' Council, 
  • Support Museum initiatives through expertise-based volunteer work, and 
  • Raise the profile of the Museum to engage new donors at all levels.

PLC member requirements:

  • The suggested annual contribution for PLC members is $2,500 and can include a combination of personal contributions and corporate/foundation matching gifts.
  • Members are expected to invite personal contacts to PLC cultivation events to help promote the Museum and The Founders' Council.
  • They are encouraged to participate on one of the four standing committees and attend at least two of the quarterly PLC meetings each year. 

Membership in the PLC is by nomination process. 

Interested in learning more? 

Join the PLC on Saturday, April 26th from 4pm - 6pm for an exclusive event as we celebrate the grand opening of the Museum's new restaurant, The Explorer Cafe. Guests will enjoy locally produced food and the Museum's exclusive craft beer, Tooth & Claw. This family-friendly event will highlight The Field's aim of operating environmentally responsibly and sustainably. Children will enjoy conservation-themed crafts and activities, while adults learn about the Museum's unique sustainability plan for its restaurants and its progress toward Gold LEED Certification. 

To learn more about the PLC or to RSVP for this complimentary event, please contact us at 312-665-7137 or