The Chicago History Museum reached a milestone of its own June 4 when a record-setting 420 guests came out to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Making History Awards. Supporters joined Al Jazeera America journalist and museum trustee Ali Velshi at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago (120 E. Delaware) and honored Mary Dempsey, president of the Philip H. Corboy Foundation, and Ron Gidwitz, GCG Partners co-founder, for their positive impacts on the city through philanthropic work. A special performance from the Providence St. Mel Choir accompanied Paul J. Adams’ acceptance of the Robert Maynard Hutchins Making History Award for Distinction in Education. The awards ceremony helped raise more than $835,000 to benefit the museum’s mission to protect and present Chicago’s unique history. Splash was the media sponsor of this event. The Sun-Times Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust will match donations to the Chicago History Museum up to a total of $15,000. Up to $1,000 can be matched per individual donation. Photos by Dan Rest
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