118th 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 2, 2023

Dinner at 5:30 p.m.


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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

1 West Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60601

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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 November 30, 2023 – however, substitutions will be accepted.
Dear ISOC Members and Friends of the Society,

2021 was an exciting year, as we brought back our Annual Dinner…and 2022 is looking to be even better!

We are happy to report that we will celebrate Ivy Tech as our honored institution of higher education and will recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of this respected Indiana college system.

While we are ahead in our planning for what is certain to be a fun and engaging evening, we need your help in the meantime. First, please nominate you may know as an excellent choice for our Hoosier of the Year Award.

With your continued support of the Indiana Society of Chicago and your financial commitment to help fund scholarships for deserving students, 2022 promises to be an extraordinary year. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Trustees, thank you! We look forward to celebrating with you on December 3rd.


Julie K. Griffith
Indiana Society of Chicago Foundation, President

2022 Institution of the Year

Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech Community College (Ivy Tech) is a public community college system in the U.S. state of Indiana. It is the state’s public community college system and it has more than 40 locations. It is also the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest individual accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 100,000 students annually on campus and online and another 60,000+ dual credit students in high schools throughout Indiana.

Visit Ivy Tech Website

2022 Hoosier of the Year

Submit Your Nomination Today

Briefly describe how this person or organization showed the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that resulted in a significant contribution to the State of Indiana or our country.



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”.

Check back soon to view our 2022 headline entertainment.

Become a Sponsor

Gain Visibility and Help Support our Student Scholarship Fund

Corporate sponsors help cover expenses for the event so that the funds donated during the event go directly to support the student scholarships. Sponsors gain visibility among our donors and friends, and position their company as one that cares about our next generation of Hoosiers in the Big City.

The Indiana Society of Chicago is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Sponsorship Levels

2022 Sponsors

  • Duke Energy Indiana
  • Purdue Federal Credit Union
  • STAR Financial Group
  • KSM
  • Indiana Hospital Association
  • Purdue Research Foundation