50th Anniversary Gala


50th Anniversary Gala


October 19, 2017

5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Sheraton Grand Chicago

301 E. North Water St.

Sheraton Grand Chicago 301 E. North Water St. Chicago, IL 60611 United States



Fifty years ago, Sargent Shriver inspired us to believe that all Americans deserve the right to equal access to justice and opportunity. Today, we are the lawyers, community activists and allies across the country joined together as one of the nation’s leading advocates for the poor, giving voice to people living in poverty. Join us at our 50th anniversary gala to celebrate the legacy of Sarge and the advancement of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

Stay tuned for more information on keynote speakers and location.

Learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Event Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


      • AARP IL
      • Bruce Simon & Ben Lazare
      • McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce LLC


      • Block Steel
      • Crown Family Philanthropies
      • Family Health Network
      • Humana
      • Jenner & Block
      • McCormick Foundation
      • Roseland Community Hospital

Honorary Host Committee

      • Maria Shriver
      • Tim Shriver
      • Mark & Jeanne Shriver
      • Bobby Shriver
      • Newt & Jo Minow

Host Committee Co-Chairs

      • Jacob Contreras
      • Janice Rodgers

Host Committee

    • Joseph Antolin
    • Susan & David Axelrod
    • David & Debbie Chizewer
    • Gregory Dallaire
    • Steven Eppler-Epstein
    • Sunny Fischer
    • Michael Golden
    • Graham Grady
    • Divida Gude
    • Case Hoogendoom
    • Hon. James Houlihan
    • Earl Johnson
    • Sheila Berner Kennedy
    • Fred Klein
    • Ed & Ethel Klein
    • Chastity Lord
    • Lisa Marsh Ryerson
    • Rita McLennon
    • Judd Miner
    • Betty Musburger
    • Jerry Newton & David Weinberg
    • Denis Pierce
    • Catherine Robb
    • Vincent Robinson & Preston Powell
    • Bettylu & Paul Saltzman
    • Daniel Schlessinger
    • Eugene & Faith Schoon
    • Jill Schuker
    • Tim Silard
    • Fred & Nikki Stein
    • Steven Tomashefsky
    • AJ Wilhelmi

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Sargent Shriver famously and frequently posed two questions to everyone from his closest friends to his newest acquaintance: "What have you done today to make this a better world? What will you do tomorrow?"

In celebration of our 50th year, the Shriver Center hopes to spark broadened conversation about poverty and inequality through Justice Dinners to be held across the country.


Connect. Engage. Act.

Justice Dinners are an opportunity for Shriver Center ambassadors, friends, and supporters to gather for intimate and engaging conversations on poverty, racial justice, and policy solutions that can be implemented at the federal, state, and local level.

Hosted by Shriver Center supporters, the 50 Justice Dinners to be held across the country in 2017 will generate ideas, expand networks, and enlist allies for justice and opportunity.

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