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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 Making History Awards 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

2017 Making History Awards Honorees

Ariel Investments
The Cyrus McCormick Making History Award for Historic Corporate Achievement
Presented by Melissa Bean, JPMorgan Chase

Monsignor Kenneth Velo
The Robert Maynard Hutchins Making History Award for Distinction in Education
Presented by James J. O’Connor

Deborah DeHaas
The Bertha Honoré Palmer Making History Award for Distinction in Civic Leadership
Presented by Scott Swanson

Richard L. Duchossois
The Marshall Field Making History Award for Distinction in Corporate Leadership & Innovation
Presented by Norman Bobins

The 2016 Chicago Cubs Organization
The Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr. Making History Award for Distinction in Sports

See the list of past Making History Awards Honorees

Sponsorship opportunities available!

Details

Date:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Time:
6:00 p.m. Reception; 7:00 p.m. Dinner

Location:
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
120 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL

Contact Us

If you would like learn about supporting or attending the Making History Awards, please contact Randy Adamsick, Director of Institution Advancement, at 312-799-2110 or [email protected].

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