American Writers Museum

ONWORD 2020 - Virtual Benefit

ONWORD, the American Writers Museum's annual benefit, raises funds to support the educational and cultural programming of the American Writers Museum. Rather than an in-person benefit, ONWORD 2020 will be held virtually and will showcase the Museum in a new and exciting way. We hope you will join us! 


Roger and Julie Baskes, Cultural and Civic Leader Honorees

Erika L. Sánchez presents the Inspiration Award

Event Chair

Joan E. Clifford

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

6:00 p.m.

Virtual Gala
180 North Michigan Avenue

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. 

If possible, kindly consider check or wire transfer payment for gifts of $5,000+. To give via stock or wire transfer, please email for instructions.


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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

Virtual Gala
Event Levels

$25,000 Patron

$10,000 Benefactor

$5,000 Sponsor

$500 Friend

Special recognition during the virtual program offered to Sponsor level and up.

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

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