On March 10, 2022, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs celebrated its centennial anniversary at a gala dinner honoring President Barack Obama and cellist Yo-Yo Ma for their extraordinary contributions toward creating a more open and promising world for all.
For 100 years, the Council has guided the way Chicago thinks about its place in the world and how the world engages with Chicago. As we embark on the next 100 years, we are grateful to Chicago’s civic and philanthropic leaders, including thousands of members and donors, who recognize the world needs the Council—an organization in America’s heartland committed to empowering more people to help shape our global future.
Generous support for this centennial celebration dinner and our Second Century Campaign ensures the Council will continue to thrive for the next 100 years.
Full Video from the Event
Centennial co-chair, board member, and distinguished fellow Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin (Ret.)
Chair Emeritus Lester Crown
Council president Ivo H. Daalder
Moderator Carol Marin and President Barack Obama in conversation
Carol Marin, President Barack Obama, and Yo-Yo Ma in conversation on-stage
Centennial co-chair and board member Jenny Scanlon
Chair of the board of directors John Ettelson
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma
Thank you to our chairs & supporters
Thanks to the generosity of donors supporting the Council’s Second Century Campaign and Centennial Celebration. A special thanks to our Centennial Chairs: Don Cooke, Lester Crown, John Ettelson, Fay Hartog-Levin, Chris Keogh, Margot Pritzker, David Vitale, Jenny Scanlon, and Sam Scott.