The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s Humanitarian Awards Dinner was themed “the power of one.” But it was 1,600 individuals — including civic, business and charitable leaders — who came together to honor local community leaders and raise funds for the museum’s programs on March 6 at the Hyatt Regency (151 E. Wacker). Holocaust survivors joined guests like Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Woodward to honor William Brodsky, chairman and CEO of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and Linda Johnson Rice, chairman of Johnson Publishing Co., who were awarded the 2013 Humanitarian Awards. Holocaust survivor and museum president Fritzie Fritzshall presented the inaugural Survivors Legacy Award to J.B. Pritzker for his commitment to the museum. The event helped raise $2.5 million for the organization’s initiatives.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event. The Sun-Times Foundation and The Chicago Community Trust will match every dollar donated to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, up to a total of $50,000.
Story by Talia Beechick | Photos by Ron Gould Studios