OnWord, the American Writers Museum Annual Benefit, combines a love of the written word with performance, laughter, and community to raise money for the museum.

OnWord 2020 has been rescheduled from the original date of April 21 to a virtual event on September 1, 2020, streaming live on YouTube here. We hope you can tune in for this fun online party!

Sponsorship levels are here. Pre-event gifts of any amount are welcome and will be matched up to $150,000 by our Board of Trustees. If you have any questions please call AWM Development Director Linda Dunlavy at 312-374-8762.

HOST COMMITTEE

PATRONS

Roger and Julie Baskes

Robert A. and Joan E. Clifford

John and Cathie Estey

Malcolm and Virginia O’Hagan

Wintrust Financial

Zell Family Foundation

Bulley & Andrews

Ellen and Don Clark

The Goodman Theatre

Hill and Cheryl Hammock

BENEFACTORS

Jane Irwin

Jim and Kay Mabie

Catherine Mouly and Ted Carlson

Amanda and John Rutledge

S&C Electric Company Fund

Larry Shulman and Rhonda Rochambeau

Jerre and Mary Joy Stead

Anonymous

Gail C. Bent

Lloyd and Kathryn Bettis

Barb and Mike Cabay

Amy and Paul Carbone

Carey Cranston and Ellen Tritschler

Sponsors

Carolyn Curiel and Mark Van Fleet

Esbrook Law LLC

Edith and Gerald Falk

Robert and Gena Franden

Jay and Robin Hammer

Werner and Marleen Hein

Hummer Mower Associates

Julie and Kevin Justie

Ivan and Kathy Kane

Coco and Ethan Meers

Sylvia Neal and Dan Fischel

Judy Pomeranz

Roberta Rubin

Wells Fargo Private Bank

Past Events

OnWord 2019
Attendees at the American Writers Museum Annual Benefit in Chicago
Attendees with typewriters at the American Writers Museum Annual Benefit
Marie Arana at the American Writers Museum Annual Benefit in Chicago

Board Chair

John W. Estey

Co-chair

Hill Hammock

Co-chair

Roberta H. Rubin

Host committee

Patrons

Julie and Roger Baskes

S. Leigh Pierson Conant and Douglas R. Conant

John and Cathie Estey

Hill and Cheryl Hammock

Dr. Malcolm and Virginia O’Hagan

Wintrust Financial

Benefactors

BMO Harris Bank

Bulley & Andrews

Marion A. Cameron

CIBC

Ellen and Don Clark

Robert A. and Joan E. Clifford

First Eagle Bank

Jane Irwin

Joel and Diane Jastromb / Jastromb Family Financial Fund

Catherine Mouly and Ted Carlson

ReaderLink, LLC

Roberta H. Rubin

Larry Shulman and Rhonda Rochambeau

S&C Electric Company

Sourcebooks

The Steans Family

Sponsors

Allstate Insurance Company

Gail C. Bent

Amy and Paul Carbone

Edith and Gerald Falk

Jay and Robin Hammer

Werner and Marleen Hein

Ivan and Kathy Kane

Ray and Judy McCaskey

Henry and Erin Munez

Judy Pomeranz

The Rabb Family

Robert R. McCormick Foundation