Culture & Community

2017 Midwest Region Gala Dinner

The Midwest Region hosted a memorable Gala Dinner under the theme of “Breakthrough: Celebrating Discoveries. Shaping Tomorrow.” More than 500 community and industry leaders came together at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park to honor Jeffrey S. Aronin, Chairman and CEO of Paragon Biosciences, LLC. An entrepreneur, innovator and investor, Mr. Aronin received the American Committee’s Weizmann Leadership Award in recognition of his dedication to improving lives through his community and philanthropic endeavors. National and Midwest Regional Board members Dr. Marilyn Perlman and Brian Price once again served as event chairs, and WGN Radio’s Ilyce Glink served as emcee. Watch the full program, which featured a tribute to Mr. Aronin and the announcement of a new career development chair at the Institute.

0:00 – Introduction, emcee Ilyce Glink
6:04 – Dr. Marilyn Perlman and Brian Price, Gala Co-Chairs
11:46 – HaMotzi, Samuel Ekstein, Midwest Regional Board Chair
12:44 – Tribute to honoree Jeffrey S. Aronin
19:30 – 2018 Weizmann Leadership Award Presentation by Lisa Aronin
30:00 – Special Announcement by Marshall S. Levin, CEO, American Committee