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. 

To Be Announced

Keynote Speaker

To Be Announced


UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Awards Committee

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

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

Ginny Bernstine
Sheilah Burnham
Sarah Estep
Milena Fay
Jude Fitzgerald
Ilyce Glink Tamkin
Nicole Hayek

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