2010 Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner
Monday, March 8, 2010
NBC Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw joined more than 1,600 of Chicago’s foremost civic, business and charitable leaders, community members, local Holocaust survivors and Museum patrons at the Hyatt Regency Chicago last night to celebrate the inaugural year of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and honor three extraordinary individuals at its 2010 Humanitarian Awards Dinner.
Chicago-area business leaders Jeffrey Aronin, president and CEO of Paragon Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and David Speer, chairman and CEO of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), as well as Fritzie Fritzshall, Holocaust survivor, educator and activist, were presented with the Museum’s 2010 Humanitarian Awards for their many accomplishments and steadfast commitment to fighting hatred, injustice and intolerance in our world.
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Jeffrey S. Aronin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Paragon Pharmaceuticals
Fritzie Fritzshall, Holocaust Survivor, Educator and Activist
David B. Speer, Chairman and CEO, ITW
Tom Brokaw, NBC News Special Correspondent
One of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, Mr. Brokaw has had a distinguished 38-year career at NBC News, including more than twenty years as the former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News. During his years at NBC, he covered every major breaking news story, including the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the September 11th attacks, the first gulf War, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, where he was the first and only anchor to report live on the scene.
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