June 6

Women of Justice Awards Gala

June 6, 6:15 pm

East Bank Club
500 N Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL

Registration is open – see below

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Keynote Speaker

Jill Wine-Banks

MSNBC Legal Analyst, author of Watergate Girl and co-host of the popular podcast, #SistersInLaw

Learn more about Ms. Wine-Banks here



Hannah G Solomon Award

Lorie Chaiten

Attorney, Professor, Reproductive Rights Advocate

Learn more about Lorie here

Innovative Leadership Award

Jill Lexier

NCJW State Policy Advocate (SPA) for Illinois, Advocate for gender equality

Learn more about Jill 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 Leader

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


$1000 Creator

  • Dinner reservations for 4 guests
  • Underwriting of NCJW CNS’ 73Forward project to expand abortion access in Illinois, Repro Education Team, and our coalition work to protect voting rights and promote racial equity.
$2000 Innovator

  • 1 table at dinner for 8 guests
  • 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 Visionary

  • 2 tables at dinner for 16 guests total
  • 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 Visionary

  • Listed as a Grand Host
  • 2 tables at dinner for 16 guests
  • Underwriting of the 2023 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).

Women of Justice Awards Dinner

Host Committee

Bonnie Braverman
Tina Cantrell
Jessica Colman Cheng
Marilyn Cohen
Beverly Copeland
Barbara Dolinger
Donna Fishman
Zehava Frankel
Donna Gutman
Sarah Hirsen
Jill Lexier
Amy Kleinman
Carole Levine
Susan Rifas
Amy Rubin
Elaine Seeskin
Holly Smith
Kim Sterling
Diane Schaar
Robbie Schreiber
Jan Schwartz
Cindy Wolfson