Special Events

Events and programs at Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center help us to fulfill our mission and demonstrate the impact the Museum makes on the local community of Skokie, Chicago and beyond. Whether educational or festive, large or intimate, all bring together a variety of citizens for conversation, connection, entertainment, and inspiration.

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Humanitarian Awards Dinner

Our signature event, the Humanitarian Awards Dinner, is now the largest fundraising dinner in the city of Chicago. This high-profile evening pays tribute to the Holocaust survivors who are pillars of our community and highlights the Museum’s most recent achievements.

Learn more about the Humanitarian Awards Dinner.


Women’s Leadership Committee Soirée

Organized by the WLC, the annual event brings together more than 400 guests for a spirited evening filled with socializing, silent auction bidding, entertainment, cocktails, small bites and food stations. After much thought and consultation amongst Museum leadership, the 2020 Soirée is going virtual!

Tune-in for a star-studded event on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7pm including appearances by our Holocaust Survivors, Sharon Stone, Katie Couric, musical performances by The Voice finalist Katie Katie Kadan and much more!

Learn more about the Soirée!


Young Professional Committee Presents!

Organized by the YPC, the annual event brings together more than 300 a night of socializing and entertainment. The evening raises funds in support of the Museum’s world-class exhibitions, education services and public programs.

Learn more about YPC Presents!

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