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The Salvation Army Annual Civic Luncheon

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Laura W. Bush

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The Salvation Army Annual Civic Luncheon

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Laura W. Bush

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 || 11:00am - 1:30pm
Hilton Chicago - Grand Ballroom
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL [map/directions]
(Valet and Self Parking Available)


Grand Ballroom || 11:45am- 1:30pm
Master of Ceremonies: Phil Rogers, NBC 5 Chicago


About the Event

Lt. Colonels Charles & Sharon Smith, Divisional Commander and Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries, invite you to the annual Civic Luncheon. This event is in celebration of The Salvation Army’s programs and services, and will honor the recipients of The Salvation Army’s prestigious William Booth Award and “Others” award. Honorees are recognized on an annual basis because they exemplify the spirit of our founder, William Booth, by putting others first.

We are pleased to honor Craig and Janet Duchossois with The William Booth and  Antunovich & Associates and Bulley & Andrews for “The Others” award at the 2019 event.

For questions about the event, please email Jessica_Zamarripa@usc.salvationarmy.org or call 773-205-3529.


About Keynote Speaker: Laura W. Bush

Laura W. Bush, former First Lady of the United States, is an advocate for literacy, education and women’s rights. After leaving the White House, President and Mrs. Bush founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. The Center is home to the Bush Presidential Museum and Library and the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy center established to solve today’s most pressing challenges by developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action.

As Chair of the Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative, Mrs. Bush promotes access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity for women and girls around the world. The Women’s Initiative programs are preparing and empowering the next generation of women leaders in North Africa and the Middle East, working to ensure the expansion and protection of women’s rights in Afghanistan, and engaging and supporting First Ladies from around the world to effectively use their unique platforms to advance issues for women and girls in their countries.

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2019 Civic Luncheon Host Committee:

Brian A. Bernardoni, Chair
Sabrina M. Bailey, Vice-Chair
Mark Appell
Mark Evans 
Aubrie Kobernus
Michelle Mason
Jon Sata
Ernest Sawyer
Nate Sutton

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