The Ritz Carlton Chicago
160 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Business attire




11:00 AM
Registration and Networking
11:30 AM  - 1:15 PM  Awards ceremony and luncheon

The Midwest Regional Office of UNICEF USA hosts the UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Awards Luncheon, at the Ritz Carlton Chicago on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 11:00am–1:15pm. The event honors strong, extraordinary leaders who are contributing locally or internationally to the improvement of children's lives. This year's luncheon will honor two local Chicagoans for their remarkable achievements. 

Sherrie Westin,
President of Global Impact and Philanthropy for Sesame Workshop and UNICEF USA Board Member

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Colleen Cicchetti,
Executive Director of the Center for Childhood Resilience at Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children's Hospital of Chicago
Phyllis Glink
Executive Director of the Irving Harris Foundation






UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Awards Committee

Amy Brown, Co-Chair
Jennifer Zaugh, Co-Chair
Cecelia Pikul, Vice Chair

Myah Irick
Anne O’Malley
Ashley Prasad
Elizabeth Samuels
Hilary Scott
Susan Sholl

Sheilah Burnham
Ginny Burnstine
Sarah Estep
Milena Fay
Jude Fitzgerald
Nicole Hayek
Jonni Hegenderfer

Past Honorees

2017: Suzanne & Zaher Sahloul, Maria Woltjen Steve Lehmann*
2016: Tom & Diane Geraghty, Gary Slutkin, Zainab Zeb Khan*
2015: Barbara Bowman, Keith Decker
2014: Francie Comer, Sue Duncan
2013: Ann Lurie, Margot Pritzker
2012: Connie Duckworth, Dolores Kohl
2011: Marjorie Craig Benton, Nancy Searle

*UNICEF's Next Generation Humanitarian Award

Special thanks to our media sponsor.