You are cordially invited to join us at the 114th Annual Dinner hosted by the Indiana Society of Chicago Foundation.

For over a century, to kick off the holiday season, leaders have been gathering in Chicago the first Saturday in December for a black tie gala to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of businesses, colleges, universities, and individuals that are doing extraordinary things to make Indiana the great state it is.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Loews Hotel

455 North Park Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Member (35 and under)




Institution of the Year Alumni


Purchase Tickets Offline

Prefer to purchase tickets to the Annual Dinner by check? Download and mail the completed form along with payment to ISOC Foundation, P.O. Box 46129, Chicago, Illinois 60646.

Although there is no limit on the number of guests, each individual table typically seats ten (10) persons. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after December 3, 2019 – however, substitutions will be accepted.

2018 Institution of the Year

Ball State University

Propelled by an innovative, immersive approach to education and guided by clear and enduring values, Ball State University is on the minds and in the hearts of every potential student, elected official, and community leader. We are a source of pride for alumni and our community.

2018 Hoosier of the Year

Robert T. Grand

Robert T. Grand is firm managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and is resident in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Formerly managing partner of the Indianapolis office, he is a member of the Government Services and Finance Department.

The Best Lawyers in America has recognized Mr. Grand every year since 2005. In the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America, he was listed as a “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in government relations practice and municipal law. Mr. Grand has also been recognized on the Indiana Super Lawyers list.

Read more about Bob

Honoring a Hoosier Hero

Jason Seaman

Noblesville West Middle School science teacher, Jason Seaman, is hailed a hero after he stopped a student who fired two handguns into his classroom on the morning of May 25, 2018.

Read Jason's story


A Night of Star Entertainment and Memorable Program Features

The Indiana Society of Chicago has always prided itself on attracting star performers for its Dinner entertainment. In addition to musical entertainment, tradition throughout the evening includes a presentation of the colors by the Culver Military Academy Color Guard, a toast to Indiana by the Governor, and Miss Indiana leading the crowd in singing “On the Banks of the Wabash”.

2018 Dinner Entertainment below. Check back soon for updates for the 2019 Annual Dinner.

Special Thanks to our 2018 Annual Dinner Sponsors

  • Comcast
  • Pacers Sports & Entertainment
  • Indiana Economic Development Corporation

There are many opportunities to join the long list of outstanding Hoosier companies and institutions that support the work of the Indiana Society of Chicago Foundation and make the annual dinner the “must­ attend” event of the winter season. The Indiana Society of Chicago would love for your corporation to be a visible participant at our event. Our event coordinator would work hand in hand with your marketing designee to ensure that you receive the most visible recognition.

If you would like to consider being a cocktail party sponsor, head table sponsor [where dignitaries and politicians are seated], entertainment sponsor, or be involved in some other component of the evening, please contact Board President, Scott Bove 317-566-3112 /

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Don't miss out on the premier celebration of the year honoring exceptional organizations and individual from Indiana.