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2024 Risa K. Lambert Chicago Luncheon

Amid the dangerous surge in antisemitism, conspiracy theories, and Holocaust distortion, it has never been more important that we come together as a community in support of the Museum's mission.

We will unleash the power of Holocaust history even farther beyond our walls, defend the truth of the Holocaust, and educate new generations about its ongoing relevance. Together, we can create a future that is better than the past. For questions or information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Midwest Regional Office at 312.905.5459 or Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the increased portion of your gift will be matched dollar for dollar.

Please note, valet parking will not be available at the luncheon.

Event Leadership

Event Chairs

  • Kim and Perry Shwachman

    For more than 25 years, Kim has served in a variety of volunteer roles in the Chicago metropolitan area. Currently, she is on the board of directors for the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. For the JUF, Kim is on the board of directors of Women’s Philanthropy, serves on several committees, and in 2021, she was chair of the JUF Annual Campaign. In addition, Kim is on the board of trustees of The Ark, Chicago, and she is a trustee of The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago. 

    Perry is a partner at Sidley Austin and is the leader of Sidley’s global Financial Institutions group and a member of the firm’s management committee and executive committee.

    Kim and Perry have been active Museum supporters who have hosted a snowbird fundraising event at their home in California, traveled with a Museum delegation to Rwanda, and served as vice chairs of the 2020 Chicago Luncheon. Most recently, Kim and Perry were honored to participate in an unveiling of their family name on the Donors Wall in Washington, DC. They reside in Northbrook, Illinois, and their children, Blair (son in law, Brad Neuberg), Dani, and Tyler all reside in Chicago.

Vice Chairs

  • Laurie and Todd Lustbader Rachel and David Sternberg Marilyn and Michael Vender

2024 Chicago Luncheon Sponsors

Gifts as of July 8, 2024

$100,000 or more Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation The Crown and Goodman Families Deloitte The Herr Family, in memory of Jeffrey Herr JP Morgan Susan Karkomi and Marvin Leavitt The Jules and Gwen Knapp Charitable Foundation Ann Wolk Krouse, in memory of Paul C. Krouse and Amy Krouse Rosenthal Lefkofsky Family Foundation Kim and Perry Shwachman Sidley Austin Foundation Zell Family Foundation


The Lester and Edward Anixter Family Foundation Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum The Cynthia Elkins Foundation  GCM Grosvenor Harris Family Foundation—Linda and Bill Friend, Pam Szokol, Caryn and King Harris, Stephanie and John Harris Kaplan Family Foundation Kovler Family Foundation Lauren and Todd Lustbader Malkin Family The Perlman Family Foundation founded by Anita and Louis Perlman Cari and Michael J. Sacks Jamie Diamond Schwartz and David Schwartz Karyn and Bill Silverstein Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation The Steinfeld Family Kathy Hess Tallering and Ken Tallering

$25,000–$49,999 Leadership Circle (gifts of $25,000+)

Anonymous Aaron Wealth Advisors, Gary and Hannah Hirschberg Abt Family Foundation Rebecca and Dmitry Balyasny Robert and Leslie Mitchel Bond Marcy and Greg Carlin Shari and Mark Coe EMA Electromechanics, Inc. 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 Risa, Harvey, Susan, Ronald, and Dana Lambert Family Elaine and Donald Levinson Jill and Paul Meister Dr. Suzanne and Lee Miller Elise Sacks, in loving memory of Lee Sacks Rachel and David Sternberg Tucker Family Foundation Marilyn and Michael Vender Tina and Joe Wolf Janna and Sheffield Wolk


Associated Agencies Inc./Herz and Schrayer Families Katie and J.R. Berger Michael Berger and Megan Robbins Marlene Breslow Blitstein and Berle Blitstein Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bobins, The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation Cheryl Kraff Cooper and Carey Cooper Denise and Scott Davis DLA Piper US LLP Lance Friedmann and Sari Gluckin Dr. Carolyn Friend-Weiner and Dr. James Weiner Michelle and Corey Harris Hecktman Family Foundation 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 Mark Labkon Lori and Ross Laser Fifi and Ron Levin/Barbara and Ira Eichner Jodi and Paul Loeb and Family Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein and Julie Stark Carol Maxon Merrill Lynch Private Wealth Management—The Baldwin Marcovici Group Mesirow Financial Andy and Nancy Mills Sylvia Neil and Dan Fischel Linda and Richard Price and Family Richard and Karen Reisin Jason B. Rosenthal and Family, in memory of Amy Krouse Rosenthal Charles and M. R. Shapiro Foundation Marci and Keith Shapiro Sheba Foundation Takiff Family Foundation Ellen B. Wallace and Steven A. Gould, M.D. Richard and Diane Weinberg Ken and Paula Weissman

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