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].

May 20, 2014
Palmer House Hilton
Grand and State Ballrooms
17 East Monroe Street, Chicago
 
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
Individual tickets begin at $175.

To purchase tickets or tables, click here.
To make a donation to the Public Humanities Award Luncheon, click here.


For more information on sponsorship opportunities, including the purchase of tables, please contact Monika Collins at 312-422-5584.
Schedule:
  • 11:00 a.m. DOORS OPEN
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  • 11:30 a.m. PERFORMANCE: CHIARTS, HONORS JAZZ COMBO
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  • 12:00 p.m. PERFORMANCE: JOFFREY ACADEMY OF DANCE, TRAINEES
                     AWARD CEREMONY

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.