Chicago Humanities Festival

27th Annual Benefit Evening

Spend a wonderful and festive night celebrating the Chicago Humanities.  Gala proceeds allow the Humanities Festival to offer affordable artistic, cultural, and educational programs to everyone in the Chicago area.

Gala Co-chairs:
Ellen and Paul Gignilliat
Kim and Miles White

John W. McCarter, Jr. and Ariel Investments

Featured Benefit Speaker:
Thomas L. Friedman - New York Times Columnist

Monday, October 17, 2016

Public Program with New York Times Columnist - Thomas L. Friedman 5:30 p.m.
Reception, Dinner and Conversation with Thomas L. Friedman 6:30 p.m.

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
120 East Delaware Place

Business Attire

PJH Contact:
Livia L Kenney email

Chicago Humanities Festival

The Chicago Humanities Festival has celebrated the questions that shape and define us as individuals, communities, and cultures. For the intellectually curious, CHF offers stimulating year-round programing, including the robust Fall Festival and new Spring Festival. These programs offer the opportunity to engage with some of the world’s most brilliant minds. Collaborating with leading arts, cultural, and educational organizations, it presents scholars, artists and architects, thinkers, theologians, and policy makers that change how we see the world, where we’re from, and where we’re going. Under the leadership of Executive Director Phillip Bahar and Artistic Director Jonathan Elmer, CHF has become an institution central to the fabric of the city.


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Make checks payable to:
Chicago Humanities Festival
c/o PJH & Associates, Inc.
205 West Wacker Drive
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60606

Chicago Humanities Festival

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
Event Levels

Gala Committee - Vice Chair $25,000 - Host of the evening; Preferred seating for ten; Recognition on all gala publicity materials; Special recognition on benefit program card*

Host Committee $10,000 - Prime seating for ten; Recognition on all gala publicity materials; Special recognition on benefit program card*

Sponsor $5,000 - Reserved seating for ten; Recognition on benefit program card*

Premium Reservation(s) $1,000 each - Preferred seating for one; Recognition on benefit program card*

Individual Reservation(s) $500 each - Reserved seating for one

Event Forms
CHF 501(c)(3) Letter
CHF W-9 Form

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