Congressman Aaron Schock took a break from Capitol Hill to spend time with 250 guests at AJC Global Jewish Advocacy Chicago’s Civic Leadership Award Dinner June 18. Co-chairs Lester Crown, Tyrone Fahner, James Gordon, David Helfand, Penny Pritzker and J. Christopher Reyes welcomed guests to the Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson) for dinner. Later, William C. Kunkler III, Executive Vice President-Operations of CC Industries, took the spotlight and received an award honoring his civic leadership. More than $800,000 was raised for AJC’s mission and local and national programs.
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 American Jewish Committee, up to a total of $25,000 Up to $1,000 can be matched per individual donation.
Story by Katerina Bizios | Photos by Elias Zimianitis