Generations came together to raise funds for an important institution
More than 2,000 guests — including political players Bill Daley, Joshua Bolten and Jesse White — attended the Risa K. Lambert Luncheon to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
(located in Washington, D.C.). Guests filled the Sheraton Chicago Hotel ballroom (301 E. North Water) on Sept. 12 for the event, which began with recognition of the 100 holocaust survivors in attendance. Taking the microphone shortly after the ovation was survivor/author Beatrice Muchman, who has donated artifacts to the museum to keep history alive; she told the tale of her life during and after the Holocaust. “The focus is on the next generation,” said event chairman Andrew Hochberg. “We want to make sure people in their 20s, 30s and 40s adopt the museum as an important cause.” And it seems they have: The luncheon raised $3.75 million for the museum’s education and remembrance programs.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event.
Story by Katerina Bizios| Photos by Ramzi Dreessen