A Celebration in Chicago

40th Anniversary Celebration in Chicago
Reception & Program

Thursday, December 9, 2021
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Arts Club of Chicago
201 East Ontario Street



Philanthropist and civic leader Marjorie Craig Benton for her leadership and lifelong commitment to the Institute

Entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist Fred Eychaner for his generous support of the Benton Institute’s mission

Governor JB Pritzker (invited) for his support of broadband infrastructure, digital equity, and community planning and engagement programming that is a model for the nation

Co-Chairs:  Austin Hirsch     Mae Hong     Bryan Samuels

Honorary Co-Chairs:  U.S. Senator Dick Durbin     Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot     Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle     Mayor Daniel Biss

Marjorie & Charles Benton Opportunity Fund Launch Committee: Liz Cicchelli     Sunny Fischer     Linda Loving    
Jim McDonough     Bettylu Saltzman     Julia Stasch


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Capacity is limited - Please respond by December 1

Complimentary Valet Parking for all Guests at The Arts Club of Chicago.

The Arts Club requires that proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result no more than 48 hours before the event must be shown to enter. Masks are required. If CDC and municipal guidelines dictate restrictions on in-person events of our size, we will reschedule the celebration to a later date.