Since 2013, the Spark Awards have honored individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Chicago history, History Fair, and education. Over the past 40 years, nearly a half million students have participated in History Fair, inspiring them to learn more about their community and sparking their interest in research and history. This annual event supports the Chicago Metro History Fair and educational programs of the Chicago History Museum.
This year, we will honor three outstanding leaders.
William J. Lawlor
George Javaras Corporate Award
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Richard Brown Public Service Award
Timuel Black Teacher of Excellence Award
Event Co-Chairs: Joseph Seliga, Vanessa Vergara
Event Committee: Marcia Buchanan, Shawn Healy, Ron Kaminski, Mark Trembacki