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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.

2016 Making History Awards Honorees

JPMorgan Chase
Accepted by Melissa Bean, Chairman of the Midwest
Accompanied by A. Robert Abboud, Richard L. Thomas, and Verne G. Istock

The Cyrus McCormick Making History Award for Historic Corporate Achievement
Presented by Motorola Solutions

Art Johnston
The Jane Addams Making History Award for Distinction in Social Service
Presented by Laura Ricketts

Michael H. Moskow
The Harold Washington Making History Award for Distinction in Public Service
Presented by Lester Crown

Shirley W. Ryan
The Bertha Honoré Palmer Making History Award for Distinction in Civic Leadership
Presented by Marca Bristo

Frank M. Clark
The Marshall Field Making History Award for Distinction in Corporate Leadership and Innovation
Presented by Anne Pramaggiore

See the list of past Making History Awards Honorees

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