American Writers Museum

ONWORD 2020 (New Date!)

NEW EVENT DATE September 1, 2020

ONWORD, the American Writers Museum's annual benefit, raises funds to support the educational and cultural programming of the American Writers Museum. 


Roger and Julie Baskes, Cultural and Civic Leader Honorees

Kwame Alexander, Friend of the Writer Award

Erika L. Sánchez presents the Inspiration Award

Event Chair

Joan E. Clifford

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

6:00 p.m. Reception, 7:00 p.m. Dinner

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 8th Floor Grand Ballroom
120 East Delaware Place

Business Attire

PJH Contact:
Molly McDonald email

American Writers Museum

The American Writers Museum's mission is to celebrate the enduring influence of American writers on our history, our identity, our culture, and our daily lives.

American writing is distinctive, diverse, and comes in many forms from across the nations. As the only museum devoted to American writers and their works, AWM connects visitors with their favorite authors and writings from more than five centuries, while inspiring the discovery of new works of every type – poetry, lyrics, speeches, drama, fiction, nonfiction, journalism, and more. 


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


American Writers Museum

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 8th Floor Grand Ballroom

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Event Levels

$25,000 Patron

Premier seating for ten; Special recognition in printed materials 

$10,000 Benefactor

Priority seating for ten; Special recognition in printed materials

$5,000 Sponsor

Preferred seating for ten; Recognition in printed materials

$500 Individual Reservation(s)

Event Forms
501(c)(3) Letter
W9 Form

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