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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.

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

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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