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2023 Risa K. Lambert Chicago Luncheon

On September 11, the Chicago community gathered to mark the Museum’s 30th anniversary—and affirm their support for our mission to ensure the truth and relevance of the Holocaust for new generations worldwide. We must continue accelerating our efforts far beyond the Museum’s walls, as antisemitism is on the rise and conspiracy theories and misuse of Holocaust history are taking hold. Watch the event below and learn more about the Museum’s new Beyond Our Walls Fund.

Event Leadership

Event Chairs

  • Dr. Suzanne and Lee Miller

    Dr. Suzanne and Lee Miller have been active Museum supporters who have hosted a fundraising event at their home, traveled with a Museum delegation to Rwanda, and previously served as the vice chairs of the Chicago Luncheon.

    Sue is a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed school psychologist, who currently has a private psychotherapy practice for children, adolescents, and adults in Northbrook, Illinois. Sue has participated on the board of directors of the Organization of Rehabilitation and Training and Second Sense, a nonprofit that provides services for visually impaired clients. She has also been a consultant for North Kenwood Charter School and on the educational council for Christopher House. In addition, Sue has been a co-chair of the Vanguard Dinner for the Jewish United Fund and a participant in the Prime Minister’s Mission for the Jewish United Fund.

    Lee is currently on the board of directors and an operating partner at Abundant Venture Partners and is the past chair of DLA Piper LLP (US) and a former member of the DLA Piper Global Board and the US Executive Committee. Lee also serves on the boards for Workstorm, Sinai Health System, ARC Chicago, Georgetown University Law School, and the Jewish Federation. In honor of his leadership and public service, Lee has been awarded The Learned Hand Award by the American Jewish Committee and the Simon Rifkin Award.

    The Millers reside in Chicago. They have two daughters, who are also therapists.

    Photo: Lynn Renee Photography

Vice Chairs

Sandi and Barry Hartstein Sharon and Eric Langshur Liz and Gary Levin Marci and Keith Shapiro Ellen Wallace and Steve Gould

Program Agenda

Event Schedule

11 a.m. Registration opens

11:30 a.m. Ballroom opens for seating and lunch

Noon: Program begins

Parking And Transportation Information For The Hilton Chicago

Michigan Avenue Main Entrance (Ride shares and drop-offs) 720 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605 Balbo Porte Cochere (Valet and self-park entrance) 58 E Balbo Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 $49/Valet parking $33/Self parking Alternate Self-Park Entrance 721 S Wabash, Chicago, IL 60605

Event Sponsors

Gifts as of September 5, 2023

$300,000 or more

The Crown and Goodman Families


Anonymous Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation Judy and Abel Friedman The Herr family in memory of Jeffrey Herr Karkomi Family Fund Ann Wolk Krouse, in memory of Paul C. Krouse and Amy Krouse Rosenthal  The Michael P. Polsky Family Zell Family Foundation


The Lester and Edward Anixter Family Foundation Carylon Foundation DLA Piper US LLP GCM Grosvenor Harris Family Foundation—Linda and Bill Friend, Pam Szokol, Caryn and King Harris, Stephanie and John Harris Carol and Ed Kaplan Kovler Family Foundation Elaine and Donald Levinson Dr. Suzanne and Lee Miller The Perlman Family Foundation founded by Anita and Louis Perlman Cari and Michael J. Sacks Jamie Diamond Schwartz and David Schwartz Sidley Austin Foundation Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation Fern and Manfred Steinfeld, Michael Steinfeld Family, Paul Steinfeld Family, Jill and Tim Cunniff Family Kathy Hess Tallering and Ken Tallering Christine and Arthur Zygielbaum


Abt Family Foundation Rebecca and Dmitry Balyasny Katie and J.R. Berger Rita and Seymour Cohen Hecktman Family Foundation LBL Education Fund Lauren and Todd Lustbader Jill and Paul Meister The Schwartz Family and Schwartz Capital Group Kim and Perry Shwachman Karyn and Bill Silverstein Ellen B. Wallace and Steven A. Gould, M.D. Tina and Joseph Wolf Janna and Sheffield Wolk


Leadership Circle (gifts of $25,000+) Anonymous Robert and Leslie Mitchel Bond Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum Loren and Howard Friend Laurie and Phillip Gerber Diane and Hal Gershowitz, Lisa and Larry Kite, Barbara and Daniel Kite, Jill and Bill Friedman, Amy and Andy Lask, Jennifer and Michael Gershowitz Families Danielle Rudas Goodman and Jordan Goodman Sheila and Joseph Gutman and Family Carol and Bill Kaplan/Senior Lifestyle Jill and Jory Katlin Priscilla and Steven Kersten Jules and Gwen Knapp Charitable Foundation Risa, Harvey, Susan, Ronald, and Dana Lambert Family Robert R. Nathan Philanthropic Fund In loving memory of Michael Perlow—From the Perlow Family Elise Sacks, in loving memory of Lee Sacks Takiff Family Foundation


Abundant Venture Partners and AVIA Blitstein Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Norman Bobins, The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation Cheryl Kraff Cooper and Carey Cooper Denise and Scott Davis Chrysti, David, Myrna and Louie Eigenberg EMA Electromechanics, Inc. Dr. Carolyn Friend-Weiner and Dr. James Weiner Sari Gluckin and Lance Friedmann Greenberg Traurig Dianne and Bruce Grossman Linda and Jeff Hammes Michelle and Corey Harris Stephanie and John Harris Barry and Sandi Hartstein Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation Lindsay and Gregg Kaplan Family Beth and Mark Kaufmann Andrea Kott and Mark Levine Bernard and Helen Kozloff Family Foundation, Denise Kozloff and David Gross, Dr. Mark Kozloff and Gale Kozloff, Dana and Craig Sanders Lori and Ross Laser Fifi and Ron Levin/Barbara and Ira Eichner Jodi and Paul Loeb and Family Loop Capital Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein and Julie Stark Carol Maxon Merrill Lynch Private Wealth Management—The Baldwin Marcovici Group Andy and Nancy Mills Sylvia Neil and Dan Fischel Richard and Karen Reisin Cathy and Mark Robbins Jason B. Rosenthal and Family—In Memory of Amy Krouse Rosenthal Jill and Rob Selati Charles and M. R. Shapiro Foundation Marci and Keith Shapiro Valerie and Lee Shapiro Family Rachel and David Sternberg Alice and Jordan Trafimow Tucker Family Foundation Richard and Diane Weinberg Emily Sachs Wong and Thad Wong

Media Sponsors

Midwest Regional Office

The Midwest Regional Office serves Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York (upstate), North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Find out more about past programs and how to contact us.

Thank You to Our National and Regional Partners and Donors