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At MPC’s Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, September 12, we will feature a celebrated museum director as well as one of our nation’s most successful entrepreneurs.
Our keynote speaker, Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and former president and director of the Chicago History Museum, will discuss how history and culture are essential to a vibrant community and healthy economy.
Lonnie will be joined in conversation with Joy Bivins, chief curator of the International African American Museum, which opens in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2020.
We will also honor Patrick G. Ryan, Chairman & CEO of Ryan Specialty Group, with the 2018 Champion Fighter Award for his extraordinary civic leadership.
Join us for a conversation about creativity, community development and carving a unique path.
Sponsorships are available! For more information, contact Janet Myers, Vice President of Philanthropy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.863.6010.
Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
In conversation with Joy Bivens, Chief Curator, International African American Museum
2018 Champion Fighter Award Recipient
Patrick G. Ryan, Chairman & CEO, Ryan Specialty Group, LLC
Melissa Bean, Chairman of the Midwest, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Todd C. Brown, Chair, Board of Governors, Metropolitan Planning Council
David R. Casper, President & CEO, BMO Harris Bank
Lester Crown, Chairman, Henry Crown & Company
Kent P. Dauten, Chairman, Keystone Capital
Craig Duchossois, Chairman & CEO, The Duchossois Group, Inc.
King Harris, Chairman, Harris Holdings
Edgar D. Jannotta, Chairman Emeritus, William Blair
Mike Keiser, Sand Valley Golf Resort
J. Landis Martin, Chairman and Managing Director, Platte River Equity
Suzanne Martinez, Managing Director, LaSalle Investment Management
Andrew J. McKenna, Chairman, Schwarz Supply Source
Daniel T. Ryan, International Director, JLL
Scott Swanson, President, PNC Bank, Illinois
Edward J. Wehmer, Founder, President & CEO, Wintrust Financial Corporation
Miles D. White, Chairman & CEO, Abbott
The Crown Family
Pat and Shirley Ryan Family
Steve Baird, Baird & Warner, Inc.
BDT & Company, LLC
Bucksbaum Retail Properties
Carnahan Daniels Foundation
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
CIBC Bank USA
Chris and Cira Conley
James M. Denny
DLA Piper LLP (U.S.)
Daniel D. Dolan, Dolan McEniry Capital Management, LLC
Draper and Kramer, Inc.
Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Fifth Third Bank
First Midwest Bank
Ford Smart Mobility / Sam Schwartz
Franczek Radelet P.C.
Jacques N. Gordon and Elizabeth H. Wiltshire
The Habitat Company
Illinois Housing Development Authority
Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel and John H. Krehbiel, Jr.
Lavin Family Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
John W. Madigan
Jim and Kitty Mann
Robert E. Miller
Lee M. Mitchell, Thoma Bravo, LLC
Northern Trust Company
Pepper Construction Co.
Pritzker Traubert Foundation
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Ellen and Jim Stirling
Pam and Doug Walter