The U.S. Fund for UNICEF hosts UNICEF’s Chicago Humanitarian Awards Luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 11:00 am – 1:15 pm. The event honors strong, extraordinary leaders who are contributing locally and internationally to the improvement of children’s lives. 


September 23rd, 2016


The Ritz-Carlton Chicago

Grand Ballroom
160 East Pearson Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611


11:00 AM -
1:15 PM

Business Attire

Registration and Networking

11:00 AM

Awards ceremony and luncheon

11:30 AM -
1:15 PM

Valet parking is available at the hotel at a flat rate of $28 per car (entrance on Pearson Street).

Self-parking is also available at the prevailing parking rate in Water Tower Place (entrance on Chestnut Street).



Thomas Geraghty

Bluhm Legal Clinic,
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Gary Slutkin, MD

Founder and CEO,
Cure Violence

And introducing the inaugural

UNICEF Next Generation
Humanitarian Award

presented to

Zainab Zeb Khan

President, Muslim American Leadership Alliance

Diane Geraghty

Civitas ChildLaw Center,
Loyola University

UNICEF's Chicago Humanitarian Awards Committee

Ilyce Glink Tamkin, Co-Chair

Hilary Scott, Co-Chair

Amy Brown
Sheilah Burnham
Erin Delawalla
Lisa Fremont
Linda Havlin
Jonni Hegenderfer
Kathy Lai
Ali Parker
Cecelia Pikul
Ashley Prasad
Susan Schmitt
Wendy Serrino
Susan Sholl
Liza Yntema
Jennifer Zaugh