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.

Loews Hotel

455 North Park Drive
Chicago, IL 60611


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.

115th Annual Dinner Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Regional events to be held virtually to benefit first responders and families

CHICAGO – July 7, 2020 – After careful consideration and consultation with its members and board of directors, the Indiana Society of Chicago Foundation, Inc. today announced that it has made the difficult decision to cancel its 115th Annual Dinner, scheduled for December 5, 2020 in Chicago, due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The organization is currently in discussions about hosting several virtual regional fundraising events across the state and the city of Chicago with a portion of the proceeds benefiting first responders and their families. More information on these events will be announced as plans are finalized.

The first priority is the health and safety of members and supporters, according to Indiana Society board president Julie K. Griffith. “We recognize the significance of this decision and did not make it lightly. With evolving local restrictions and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel this is the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented time. We extend our sincere gratitude to all of our members and supporters for their understanding during this time.”

The longstanding annual celebration honoring exceptional Hoosiers by the Indiana Society of Chicago Foundation will resume at its 116th Annual Dinner next year on December 4, 2021 at the Loews Hotel in downtown Chicago.