Next Chapter: New Horizons

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Thursday August 5

6:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

Join the Chicago Council for the American Writers Museum at their annual Next Chapter event!

On August 5, 2021 from 6-9 pm, the Chicago Council will host a fundraising event, Next Chapter: New Horizons, a celebration of our collective re-emergence from darkness and isolation. The event will be held at the gorgeous Offshore Rooftop and Bar at Navy Pier. Come enjoy refreshments, mingle in-person with colleagues, and learn more about the Museum's efforts as we move forward.

The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the Museum's Write In Youth Education Program that primarily serves students from under-resourced schools in Chicago and nationwide. In 2019, we raised over $30,000 for this program.


The Chicago Council is a group of attorneys, consultants and other leaders from the Chicago business community, and we are coming together in a big way to make this year’s Next Chapter soiree the best one yet.


Interested in sponsoring this event? See how you or your company can get involved here: Next Chapter: New Horizons Sponsorship Information


Can't attend, but wish to donate? Click here to make your donation, and select Next Chapter as the designation.


Thank you to our Sponsors!


Platinum Level Sponsor:

The Bedi Foundation

Gold Level Sponsor:

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Silver Level Sponsors:

Darren Dixon, Mid American Water

Katy Mickelson, Beermann LLP

John Sirek and Colleen Loughlin

Bronze Level Sponsors:

Joseph and Elaine Borruso

Margaret Duncan

The Grodnick Family

Julianne M. Hartzell, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Claire and Michael Kenny

Mary Niehaus and Sanjeev Pandey

Kristen Prinz, The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

Chad Riley

Mark Smith

The Honorable Judge Rena Marie Van Tine

Debbie K. Wright

Christina and Shaun Zhang