The DuSable Museum of African American History

Thank you to all those who attended the Museum’s annual, A Night of 100 Stars on Saturday, April 2!

April 6, 2011

The DuSable Museum of African American History hosted its annual “A Night of 100 Stars Gala” on Saturday, April 2, 2011 and….what an unforgettable star-filled night it was! This year, The DuSable is celebrating its 50th anniversary and a glittering, glamorous and stellar evening of exquisite food and drink, award-winning entertainment, and the presentation of the 2011 “A Night Of 100 Stars Awards,” left the sold-out audience breathless. In fact, the sold-out event is STILL the talk of the town.

The 2011 Night Of 100 Stars Awards, which honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society, the city and to the world through their careers and civic engagement were presented to:

“Superstar”- Tom Joyner, Host of the syndicated, “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” and
Chairman & Founder of REACH Media, Inc.

“Meteor” – Tim King: Founder, President and CEO of Urban Prep Academies.

“Celestial” – Chaz Hammel-Smith Ebert, President of Ebert Productions LLC and
Executive Producer of “Ebert Presents At The Movies.”

“Rising Star”- Jeremy Winters, Junior, Simeon Career Academy; creator of Simeon After-School
Arts Group and Student Advisor to City of Chicago Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel

A very special THANK YOU to our Gala Chairmen: Nicole Johnson-Scales of Fifth Third Bank and Sandra Rand of the Rand Family Foundation. More than $200,000 was raised and the proceeds will benefit the Museum’s educational programs and the 2011/2012 exhibition schedule.
Also, a heartfelt THANK YOU to our Board of Trustees, the Gala Committee Members, and our sponsors. We NEVER could have done it without each of you:

50th Anniversary Sponsor
PNC Bank

Platinum Sponsor
Midway Airport Concessionaires

Gold Sponsor
Abbott Laboratories

Silver Sponsors
AT&T
ComEd
Illinois Tool Works (ITW)
Northern Trust

Bronze Sponsors
Advocate Health Care
AON Hewitt
Central City Productions
Coleman Development
Duane Morris LLP
Loop Capital – Clarence & Sharon Bourne
Macy’s
Neal & Leroy LLC
RR Donnelley
University of Chicago
Urban Partnership Bank
U.S. Cellular
Walgreens

Special Support
Fifth Third Bank
Grey Goose
Midway Wholesalers

Media Sponsor
ABC7-Chicago

Airline Sponsor
United Airlines, The Official Airline of the DuSable Museum

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