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SPARK was a fantastic success!

It was a fun and enthusiastic celebration of History Fair on its 35th anniversary and of the people and organizations that have contributed to the success of History Fair over the years. Click here to see photos of guests and honorees!

Thanks to the contributions of dozens of sponsors and donors, SPARK raised more than $155,000 to support History Fair! It is not too late for you to make a contribution to support History Fair and ensure that CMHEC can continue its work for at least another 35 years!

You can join the list! Click here to make a donation.

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Congratulations to the SPARK AWARDEES!

GEORGE JAVARAS CORPORATE AWARD

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BMO Harris Bank, recipient of the George Javaras Corporate Award. In the early 1980s, Harris Bank began its support of History Fair, and it continues generous support of History Fair as a corporate sponsor today. The award is named for George Javaras, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and longtime CMHEC Board member, including a stint as Chair of the Board in the early 1990s.

PATRICIA AND MARTIN KOLDYKE TEACHING AWARD

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Pat Duffy, recipient of the Patricia and Martin Koldyke Teaching Award. Pat Duffy taught History Fair for 25 years in Chicago Public Schools, including exceptional programs at Nixon Elementary and Lincoln Elementary, before her retirement. Even in retirement, she has been a wonderful mentor to other teachers and an outstanding History Fair volunteer. The award is sponsored by Patricia and Martin Koldyke, who have a deep passion for teaching and education, and are founders of the Golden Apple Foundation.
RICHARD BROWN AWARD

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Roger Fross, recipient of the Richard Brown Award. Roger, a longtime partner at Locke Lord, has served on the CMHEC Board of Directors since the early 1990s. He has a deep appreciation of Chicago history and has provided extraordinary leadership and generous support for CMHEC for two decades. The award is named for Richard Brown, one of the founders of History Fair at the Newberry Library, who served on the History Fair Board of Directors from 1979 until 2009.

35TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFACTORS

 

Kirkland Ellis

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35TH ANNIVERSARY SPONSORS

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ComEd

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Madelon and Roger Fross

Bill and Penny Obenshain

HISTORY FAIR SPONSORS

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Anne M. Burke and
Alderman Edward Burke

Timothy Gilfoyle
Patricia and Martin Koldyke Alan Lee

Gail and John Ward

 

SPARK DONORS

Adler Planetarium • Peter and Lucy Ascoli • Blue Plate • Stephen S. Bowen •

Richard Brown •Suzette and Allan Bulley • Chicago Chorale • Chicago History Museum •

Caroline Cracraft • Sarah and Nisan Chavkin • Debra Dana • John Dischner •

Fifth-House Ensemble • Jana French • Patrick Gallagher • Sandy and Frank Gelber •

Jill Goldstein • Richard Godfrey • Daniel Greene • Shawn Healy • Vicki and Bill Hood •

Roger and Katherine Huff • Barbara Javaras • David Joens •

Ann Durkin Keating • Linda Hoffman Kimball • Howard G. Krane • William Lawlor III •

Jack S. Levin • Russell Lewis • Eileen Mackevich • Maryhelen Matijevic •

Todd F. Maynes • Darryl Mitchell • Donald E. Rocap • Mike and Mary Beth Rooney •

James H. Schink • Seminary Co-operative Bookstore • Jeffrey Sheffield • Dick Simpson •

Leslie Smith • David Spadafora • Aloysius T. Stonitsch • Frank Valadez •

University of Chicago Press • University of Illinois Press • Kristina Valaitis •

Keith E. Villmow • Lynn Weiner •William and Barbara Welke Raymond P. Wexler

Thomas M. Zollo

Click here for information about sponsorship opportunities.
Please contact us by telephone (312-255-3661) or by email (historyfair@chicagohistoryfair.org) for more information.

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