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Making History Awards

Wednesday, June 6

Recognizing Extraordinary Contributions to Chicago

Over the past twenty-two years in June, the Making History Awards have honored one hundred Chicagoans and ten Chicago companies whose enduring contributions to our community have made Chicago a better and more vibrant place to live. This annual event supports the mission of the Museum, Chicago’s oldest cultural institution.

2018 Honorees

A Friend of the Museum
The Jane Addams Making History Award for Distinction in Public Service
Presented by Bill Kurtis and Donna LaPietra

James A. Gordon
The Bertha Honoré Palmer Making History Award for Distinction in Civic Leadership
Presented by Lester Crown

Josephine Baskin Minow
The Caroline Margaret McIlvaine Making History Award for Distinction in Creative Cultural Leadership
Presented by R. Eden Martin

Sidley Austin LLP
The Cyrus McCormick Making History Award for Historic Corporate Achievement
Presented by John W. Rogers, Jr., Ariel Investments

Harrison I. Steans
The Marshall Field Making History Award for Distinction in Corporate Leadership and Innovation
Presented by Michael H. Moskow

Carlos Tortolero
The Harold Washington Making History Award for Distinction in Public Service
Presented by Gary T. Johnson

Sponsorship opportunities available!

The Details



6 th

6:00 p.m. reception; 7:00 p.m. dinner



$ 500

$500 Members

Event Location

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

120 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611

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