Chicago Humanities Festival
28th 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.
Judy and John McCarter
Ryan Ruskin and Michael Andrews
GALA COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS:
Allegra E. Biery, Northern Trust
R. Scott Falk, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Karla Scherer and The Chicago Community Trust
FEATURED GUEST SPEAKER:
Samantha Power, Former United Nations Ambassador
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.