Save the date for the 116th 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 4, 2021
Dinner at 5:30 p.m.
455 North Park Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
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.
Dear ISOC Members and Friends of the Society,
2020 was a year like no other, but happily, 2021 is off to a much better start and I know you share my hope that we’ll be able to gather again to celebrate all things Hoosier in December of this year.
I am delighted to share with you that planning for this year’s gala and after-party are well underway and each is shaping up to be quite special. Our 2021 Hoosier of the Year will be different than in past years and this December, we will honor the many Hoosiers from across our great state who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their care of COVID-19 patients. The many sacrifices and unselfish care provided by first responders of all types – police officers, fire fighters, EMTs, nurses, doctors, or any other individual with a compelling story of courage – will be honored and we need your help in identifying them. Please go to our website: indianasocietyofchicago.org to nominate your Hoosiers of Year!
We are also happy to report that we will celebrate Purdue University as our honored institution of higher education and will recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of our Boilermakers in this, their 152nd year. Boiler Up!
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 first responders you may know of and, second, but of equal importance, please consider making a donation that will be given in direct support of scholarships to deserving Hoosier students who are currently enrolled in health-related degree programs in Indiana’s colleges and universities.
With your continued support of the Indiana Society of Chicago and your financial commitment to help fund scholarships for deserving students, 2021 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 4th.
Julie K. Griffith
Indiana Society of Chicago Foundation, President
2021 Institution of the Year
Purdue University is a world-renowned, public research university that advances discoveries in science, technology, engineering and math. With its flagship campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue is a land-grant university with a system that has statewide campuses and online, adult-learning and polytechnic programs.
2021 Hoosier of the Year
Submit Your Nomination Today
Our 2021 Hoosier of the Year will be different than in past years and this December, we will honor the many Hoosiers from across our great state who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their care of COVID-19 patients. The many sacrifices and unselfish care provided by first responders of all types – police officers, fire fighters, EMTs, nurses, doctors, or any other individual with a compelling story of courage – will be honored and we need your help in identifying them.
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 2021 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.