at the Museum's 56th Anniversary Excellence Award Dinner
Sunlight Children's Aid for Lithuania ("Saulutė") will be honored at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture on December 3, 2022.
Every year, the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture honors exceptional individuals who, through their talents, efforts, and achievements, have distinguished themselves and contributed to the betterment of humanity. The Award is the highest and longest-standing civic honor of its kind outside of Lithuania. The roster of former honorees includes civic and cultural leaders, physicians, artists, scholars, diplomats, and even two Lithuanian Presidents.
This year, the Award of Excellence will be presented to the Illinois-based charity “Saulutė” ~ Sunlight Children’s Aid for Lithuania and posthumously to the organization’s founder, Mrs. Indrė Tijūnėlis. Born from her initiative, vision, and resolve, for thirty years Sunlight Children’s Aid has brought light to hundreds of Lithuania’s neediest children and raised over $4 million dollars to date, thanks to the volunteers and donors who lent a hand along the way. Now in its thirtieth year with the next generation of leaders at its helm, Sunlight Children’s Aid continues to grow and expand its reach to ensure that all Lithuania’s children thrive and achieve their fullest potential.
The Award dinner, which is also the Balzekas Museum’s annual fundraiser, is a long-standing tradition and a much-anticipated social event of the calendar year. This year’s attendees will get a ‘behind-the-scenes’ viewing of notable objects in the Museum’s collections including recently acquired paintings, as well as photographs, films, and documents ‘rediscovered’ during our digitization process.
Please join us on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 6 p.m. at the Balzekas Museum, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, as we celebrate Sunlight Children’s Aid, its late founder, and the tradition of honoring and preserving excellence at the Museum. Tickets are $135 per person and $225 for Patron Donors. R.S.V.P. by November 22. Black tie attire is preferred, although optional. R.S.V.P. by November 22.
Please see https://balzekasmuseum.org/ or call
773-582-6500 for ticket information.