The Board of Directors of the Irish American Heritage Center
cordially invite you to join us
for a spectacular evening honoring nine
outstanding Irish Americans!
 The Irish American Hall of Fame
Awards Gala

Saturday, June 1st – 6:30 p.m.

Irish American Heritage Center
  Black Tie
Get Your Tickets Now! (special ticket prices offered through April 30th)
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Presenting Gold Sponsor


Emerald Sponsor

Georgetown University 

Awards Sponsor
Tipperary Crystal

Gala Program and Special Guests

Cocktail Reception
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Dinner and Program
8:00 – 10:30 pm
Master of Ceremonies
Lawrence O’Donnell 

Host of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Induction Ceremony (for more information on all the inductees visit

  Arts & Humanities

James Cagney

Acceptance by Jonathon James Cagney, Grandson of James Cagney

Harry “Bing” Crosby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Arts & Humanities Awards Presented by Dean Richards, Chicago film critic and entertainment reporter for WGN-TV and WGN radio host of Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning
Business & Industry

Daniel Rooney, U.S. Ambassador and Chairman, Pittsburgh Steelers

Acceptance by Mr. Daniel Rooney Presented by Virginia McCaskey, Owner, Chicago Bears

Public Service

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

 Acceptance by Maura Moynihan, Daughter of Daniel Patrick Moynihan


Archbishop John Carroll, founder of Georgetown University


Gene Tunney

Acceptance by Jay Tunney, Son of Gene Tunney

 Monsignor Ignatius “Father Mac” McDermott, founder of Chicago’s Haymarket Center 

Acceptance by Ray Soucek, President, Haymarket Center and William Ignatius McDermott, Great Nephew of Father Mac

Presented by Sr. Rosemary Connelly, Executive Director, Misericordia and 2011 Inductee


Colonel Eileen Collins (retired), Astronaut and first female shuttle commander

Acceptance by Ms. Collins (via video)

Join us for an evening of inspiration, storytelling, entertainment and fun honoring these very worthy Irish Americans!
Special Ticket Pricing through April 30th:
Individual Tickets:
$175 per person; $150 IAHC Members
Table of Ten:  $1700 per table; $1,450 IAHC Members

After April 30th:  

Individual Tickets:
$200 per person; $175 IAHC Members 
Table of Ten: 
$1950 per table; $1,700 IAHC Members
Order Online
Or call (773) 282-7035 ext. 10



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