Past Humanitarian Awards Dinners
Each spring the Museum hosts its signature event, the Humanitarian Awards Dinner. Now the largest fundraising dinner in the city of Chicago, this high profile evening pays tribute to pillars in our community, Holocaust Survivors and highlights the Museum’s achievements. Distinguished keynote speakers enrich the evening and address the 2,000+ audience with their personal experiences and global analysis of current events. The Humanitarian Awards Dinner is a poignant evening that demonstrates the impact the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center plays in our local community and beyond.
2013 Humanitarian Awards Dinner
- William Brodsky, CEO, Chicago Board Options Exchange
- Linda Johnson Rice, Chairman, Johnson Publishing
Survivor’s Legacy Award:
- J.B. Pritzker, Managing Partner, The Pritzker Group
- Bob Woodward
2012 Humanitarian Awards Dinner
- Neil Bluhm, Walton Street Capital
- Don Thompson, McDonalds
- Rick Waddell, Northern Trust
Community Leadership Award:
- Michael J. Rubinstein
- Dr. Robert Gates
Humanitarian Award Dinner Videos
These videos are a tribute to the tireless work of the Museum’s Speakers Bureau and the power memory serves to change the future.
The Museum looks back at its first year of operation and celebrates the Inagural events.