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Attend This Event

Time: June 11, 2020, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. CDT

Ticket: $125 per person, Registration Required

Sponsorship Levels:

$100,000

• Recognition as a Corporate Partner at the Executive Circle level
• All other benefits listed below

$50,000

• Permanent recognition on Donors Wall at the Museum
• Recognition as a Corporate Partner at the Leader level
• All other benefits listed below

$25,000

• Membership in the Museum’s Leadership Circle
• Recognition as a Corporate Partner at the Sustainer level
• Recognition in the annual report
• All other benefits listed below

$15,000

• Recognition as a Corporate Partner
• Table for ten at the Museum’s Chicago luncheon**
• Membership in the Museum’s Wings of Memory Society
• Recognition in the invitation and program for Next Generation event and Chicago luncheon+
• Option to serve on the Next Generation Board

$10,000

• Recognition as a Corporate Partner
• Table for ten at the Museum’s Chicago luncheon**
• Membership in the Museum’s Wings of Memory Society
• Recognition in the invitation and program for Next Generation event and Chicago luncheon+
• Option to serve on the Next Generation Board

$5,000

• Table for ten at the Museum’s Chicago luncheon**
• Membership in the Museum’s Wings of Memory Society
• Recognition in the invitation and program for Next Generation event and Chicago luncheon+
• Option to serve on the Next Generation Board

$2,500

• Four tickets to the Next Generation event
• Recognition in the invitation and program for Next Generation event and Chicago luncheon+
• Option to serve on the Next Generation Board

$1,000

• Two tickets to the Next Generation event
• Recognition in the invitation and program for Next Generation event

Terms and Conditions

**The annual Chicago luncheon will be held on September 15. Tables can be filled with your guests or with Holocaust survivors if you are not able to attend. Recognition is subject to printing deadlines of May 8 for the invitation and August 17 for the program.

+ Recognition in the Next Generation event materials is subject to printing deadlines of March 5 for the invitation and May 7 for the program.

PLEASE NOTE: Federal law mandates that gifts from donor-advised funds may not receive the benefit of event attendance. If you make a gift from these funds and wish to attend the event, you must separately give a gift from personal funds that includes the number of event reservations needed. Family foundations and charitable foundations may have informational needs that permit the benefit of event attendance. Please consult with your tax advisors in such cases before proceeding with your registration.

Location: City Hall
838 W. Kinzie
Chicago, IL 60642
United States

  • Peter Feigl (second row, far left, black suit) survived the Holocaust thanks to shelter provided by the people of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and surrounding communities. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Peter Feigl
  • Peter Feigl (second row, far left, black suit) survived the Holocaust thanks to shelter provided by the people of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and surrounding communities. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Peter Feigl

This event has been canceled. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 (the coronavirus). The safety and well-being of our event attendees, program participants, and staff are our highest priority. Thank you for your understanding. We appreciate your interest in the Museum and hope you will join us at a future program.

A Chicago Next Generation Event

Why has one small town, over and over again, welcomed people fleeing danger?

During World War II, residents of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and surrounding villages hid thousands of Jews and others who were escaping the Nazis. For many young people—including Peter Feigl, whose parents had been deported to Auschwitz while he was at summer camp—the villagers offered a temporary shelter and forged identity papers. Today the same town, one of hundreds around France temporarily housing asylum seekers, provides a welcoming refuge to these strangers from around the world.

Anthropologist and author Maggie Paxson explores the past and present, turning up new answers, new questions, and a renewed faith in the possibilities for us all, in an age when global conflict has set millions adrift.   

Speakers
Peter Feigl, Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer
Dr. Maggie Paxson, writer, anthropologist, performer, and author of The Plateau and Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village

Event Chairs
Katie and J. R. Berger
Marina and Morris Gershengorin

Next Generation Board Chairs
Faylyn and Danny Kaufman
Lauren Martin and Aaron Tucker

Next Generation Associate Board Chairs
Alex Entratter
Jordyn Schneider