Join us for the 7th annual UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Awards Luncheon. This event honors strong, extraordinary leaders who are contributing locally or internationally to the improvement of children’s lives. This year’s luncheon will take a look at the migrant and refugee crisis and the vulnerability of children with no permanent home, around the world and here in Chicago.


Friday, November 3, 2017


The Fairmont Chicago
International Ballroom
200 N Columbus Dr, 60601


11:00am – 1:15pm

Keynote Speaker       

Christian Skoog, UNICEF Mexico Representative


Maria Woltjen
Founder & Executive Director, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Dr. Zaher Sahloul
Executive Director, MedGlobal
Co-chair, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition

Suzanne Akhras Sahloul
Founder & Executive Director, Syrian Community Network

Steve Lehmann

Founder of Threadies


Amy Brown, Co-Chair
Jennifer Zaugh, Co-Chair


Jenny Austin
Sheilah Burnham
Sarah DeBlasio
Ceylan Eatherton
Sarah Estep
Milena Fay
Jude Fitzgerald
Ilyce Glink Tamkin
Linda Havlin
Nicole Hayek
Myah Irick
Patti Kelly


Kathy Lai
Kim MacPherson
Sharon Maute
Martha Metz
Ali Parker
Cecelia Pikul
Ashley Prasad
Susan Schmitt
Hilary Scott
Wendy Serrino
Susan Sholl  
Tina Trott