$1.6 million raised by Connections 2020 fundraiser


Maria Shaugnessy

RAISE THE ROOF —Spanish teacher Laura Salas Damer, also a Lab parent, enjoying the dance floor at the event.

Kajus Nakas, Reporter

Connections 2020, Lab’s biennial fundraiser, raised $1.6 million toward student financial aid and faculty professional development. 

The event was held at the Field Museum on Saturday evening, Feb. 29, and had 920 attendees. 

“The most outstanding differentiating factor for the event this year was the fact that we had a record number of attendees,” noted Karen Slimmon, one of the event’s parent co-chairs.

Additionally, The event was a sit-down dinner, a format that has not been used since 2014, according to organizers.