You are cordially invited to join us at the 113th Annual Dinner hosted by the Indiana Society of Chicago.
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 1, 2018
Dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
1 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
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.
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.
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.
Honoring a Hoosier Hero
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.
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”.
Special Thanks to our 2017 Annual Dinner Sponsors
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org.