The Public Humanities Award

Given annually by the IHC since 1984, the Public Humanities Award recognizes individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the civic and cultural life of the state through the humanities.

Join us this year as we honor David Herro and Jay Franke for their work in enlivening Chicago's cultural landscape and making artistic and educational opportunities available to individuals from all walks of life and economic backgrounds [Full bios].

Event Co-Chairs:

Sabrina and Antonio Gracias
Alton B. Harris and Andrea S. Kramer
Lew and Susan Manilow
Kerryann Haase Minton and Josef Minton
Vesna K. Stelcer and Lionel Rabb

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The Palmer House Hilton
Grand and State Ballrooms
17 East Monroe Street, Chicago
  • 11:00 a.m. Doors Open
  • 11:30 a.m. Performance: ChiArts, Honors Jazz Combo
  • 12:00 p.m. Performance: Joffrey Academy of Dance, Trainees
    Award Ceremony

!!!Thank You!!!

Thank you to all who joined us and supported this event honoring David Herro & Jay Franke.

For more information, please contact Liesl Pereira at 312-422-5584.
Additional Highlights:

Reservations will be held at the door. Accommodations for people with disabilities available upon request.

 All funds raised by this event help the IHC make opportunities available throughout Illinois for lifelong learning, civic reflection, and community enrichment.