May 7

Celebrating Women Advocates – Awards Dinner 2024

May 7, 6:15 pm

East Bank Club
500 N Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60654

Save me a seat at the table with my NCJW friends and advocates! Registration details below.

Learn more about our Keynote Speaker and CEO Sheila Katz here

Hannah G Solomon Award

Elaine Nekritz

Change Maker

Attorney, Former State Representative, Former Assistant Majority Leader, Past NCJW State Policy Advocate (SPA) for Illinois

Learn more about Elaine here

Innovative Leadership Award

Beverly Copeland

Coalition Builder

Former Librarian, Author, Editor, Publisher. Advocate for Gun Violence Prevention, Woman’s Rights, Racial & Social Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Learn more about Beverly here

Proceeds go towards continuing the social policy and activism work of NCJW Chicago North Shore. Tickets are $180 per person. The fair market value is $100 per ticket. The remainder of your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Host Committee and Sponsorship Levels

All donations of $500 and over include the opportunity to send a personal tribute, an invitation to a wine reception with the honorees preceding the dinner, and listing in the program.

$500 Mensch

  • Dinner reservations for 2
  • Underwriting Leadership Training which empowers multi-generations in advocacy and community service.


$1500 Leader

  • Dinner reservations for 1/2 a table
  • Underwriting of NCJW CNS’ Jews for Abortion Access to expand abortion access in Illinois, Repro Education Team, and our coalition work to protect voting rights and promote racial equity.
$2500 Visionary

  • Dinner reservations for 1 table
  • Underwriting of NCJW Gives Back to meet community needs, including Comfort Care Kits to non-residents coming to Illinois abortion clinics, 60 baskets filled with personal care items for Mother’s Day Baskets to survivors of domestic violence, our coalition work to prevent domestic abuse and gun violence, as well as Take Action Today alerts to impact legislation.
$5000 Underwriter

  • Dinner reservations for 2 tables
  • 100 sets of sheets and towels for survivors of domestic violence through NCJW’s Luggage for Freedom program and monthly social action programs that impact legislative issues.
$10,000 Creator

  • Listed as a Grand Host
  • Dinner reservations for 2 tables
  • Underwriting of the 2024 NCJW Gives Back initiative that supports health and social service agencies with needed items throughout the year (including food pantries, refugee resettlement, assistance to unhoused individuals, survivors of gender-based violence).

Please RSVP by May 1st, 2024

You may pay by clicking the button above or mail a check to:

NCJW Chicago North Shore

5 Revere Drive, Suite 200

Northbrook, IL 60062

Celebrating Woman Advocates Awards Dinner Host Committee

Susan Blumberg-Kason
Bonnie Braverman
Tina Cantrell
Jessica Colman Cheng
Marilyn Cohen
Beverly Copeland
Barbara Dolinger
Donna Fishman
Zehava Frankel
Paulette Goodman
Donna Gutman
Iris Iglarsh
Jill Lexier
Amy Kleinman
Carole Levine
Rae Luskin
Jill Pearlman
Susan Rifas
Amy Rubin
Diane Schaar
Robbie Schreiber
Jan Schwartz
Elaine Seeskin
Holly Smith
Rian Spencer
Kim Sterling
Cindy Wolfson