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An Evening With Valerie Jarrett was a live-to-tape, one-on-one interview with Senior Presidential Advisor Valerie Jarrett conducted by veteran NPR journalist Michele Norris. Taped on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at The Art Institute of Chicago, the program featured archival photos, news clips and videotaped appearances by Jarrett’s family and colleagues as well as a special appearance by President Barack Obama. First Lady Michelle Obama was in attendance.

An Evening With Valerie Jarrett was the twenty-fourth program in The HistoryMakers’ signature An Evening With… series. Beginning with an overview of Jarrett’s impressive family history, the interview moved into a conversation about Jarrett’s political career in Chicago during the Harold Washington and Richard M. Daley mayoral administrations. Jarrett recalled first meeting the Obamas and reflected on the development of their relationship, all the way to the White House. An Evening With Valerie Jarrett thrilled the audience with stories of resilience, compassion and courage.

HistoryMaker

Toyota Motor Sales USA

StarMaker

Ariel Investments, LLCBloomberg PhilanthropiesCrown Family PhilanthropiesDeloitteGCM GrosvenorPricewaterhouseCoopersComcast Corporation, NBC5, Telemundo ChicagoNews CorpAmerican AirlinesThe Habitat CompanyWilliam & Karen Goodyear

DreamMaker

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Tom & Hillary Baltimore
  • Exelon
  • Honeywell
  • The Joyce Foundation
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Lili Lynton & Michael Ryan, Michael Lynton & Janie Alter
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USG Corporation
  • The Blum-Kovler Foundation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Pfizer
  • Johnathan Rodgers & Royal Kennedy
  • Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom LLP 

WishMaker

  • The Honorable Dwight Bush & Toni Cook Bush
  • Ellen-Blair Chube & Christopher Keogh
  • Michelle L. Collins
  • Edith Cooper
  • GenNx360 Capital Partners
  • Brent & Katie Gledhill
  • Health Care Service Corporation (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois)
  • Jenner & Block
  • JP Morgan
  • Marriott International
  • Andrew J. McKenna
  • Northern Trust
  • Patrick G. & Shirley W. Ryan Foundation
  • Southern Company
  • The Honorable Louis Susman & Marjorie Susman
  • University of Chicago
  • The Walker Marchant Group
  • Walmart
  • Wintrust

GiftMaker

  • Barbara Burrell
  • BET Networks
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Casey Family Programs
  • Stephen J. Cloobeck
  • The Honorable David H. Coar & Alfreda Bradley-Coar
  • Susan & Allison Davis
  • Devry Education Group
  • Elvin Charity Associates
  • Carol Fulp
  • The Hutchins Family Foundation
  • Walter & Cathy Isaacson
  • The Lester J. & Lauranita Taylor Dugas Family Foundation
  • Charisse R. Lillie
  • Mesirow Financial
  • Rodney M. Miller
  • Monroe Capital LLC
  • Sean Murphy
  • David & Linda Narefsky
  • Langdon Neal & Jeanette Sublett
  • Nicor Gas
  • Pritzker Traubert Foundation
  • The Raben Group
  • The Ranney Family
  • Richard Roberts & Janice Cook Roberts
  • Nancy and Alan Schwartz
  • Julia Stasch
  • The Vistria Group
  • Walgreens
  • Robert & Carol Wolf

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • The Honorable Arne Duncan
  • The Honorable Richard Durbin
  • The Honorable Richard M. Daley

Event Co-Chairs

  • Ursula Burns
  • James & Paula Crown
  • William & Karen Goodyear
  • Vernon & Ann Jordan
  • Daniel Levin & The Honorable Fay Hartog-Levin
  • James S. Metcalf
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • Johnathan Rodgers & Royal Kennedy
  • John W. Rogers, Jr.
  • Michael J. Sacks
  • Shannon Schuyler
  • Susan Sher
  • The Honorable Louis Susman & Marjorie Susman
  • Wayne Whalen & Paula Wolff

Benefit Committee

  • Ellen Alberding
  • Tom & Hillary Baltimore
  • Ronald Blaylock
  • Barbara Burrell
  • The Honorable Dwight Bush & Toni Cook Bush
  • Elvin Charity
  • Ellen-Blair Chube
  • David L. Cohen
  • Michelle L. Collins
  • Mercer & Cynthia Cook
  • Andrew Dibble & Kelly King Dibble
  • Eugene H. Dibble IV & Adriene Dibble
  • Gayle Dugas
  • Jeffrey & Letticia Dugas
  • Kenneth E. & Lauren Dugas Glover
  • Walter & Cathy Isaacson
  • Debra L. Lee
  • Charisse R. Lillie
  • Ann Walker Marchant
  • Dr. Renee A. McCoy-Collins
  • Langdon Neal & Jeanette Sublett
  • Robert Raben
  • Al B. Reid & Cheri Reid
  • Richard Roberts & Janice Cook Roberts
  • Michael Strautmanis
  • The Honorable Kurt Summers, Jr.
  • William Von Hoene, Jr. & Nikki Zollar
  • Cyrus Walker
  • Rebecca Feaman Williams
  • Robert Wolf

Special Thanks

  • Kelly King Dibble
  • Toni Cook Bush

Videotaped Appearances

  • Barbara Bowman
  • Dr. James Bowman (from The HistoryMakers Archives)
  • Toni Cook Bush
  • Elvin Charity
  • Mayor Richard M. Daley
  • Kelly King Dibble
  • The Honorable Arne Duncan
  • The Honorable Richard J. Durbin
  • Vernon Jordan, Jr.
  • William Goodyear
  • The Honorable Eric Holder
  • Laura Jarrett
  • Daniel Levin
  • Jim McNerney
  • Martin H. Nesbitt
  • John W. Rogers, Jr.
  • Sheryl Sandberg
  • Susan Sher
  • Robert Zimmer

Hair & Makeup

  • Ambra Salon and European Spa
  • MAC Cosmetics

 

Furniture

  • Bloomingdale’s

 

Lodging

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

Date and Time

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Location

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
United States