May 18, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Off Campus (see description)

Contact Information

Oriental Institute - Events Coordinator


Light up the night at the 2017 Oriental Institute Gala

Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:30 p.m.

The Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom
120 East Delaware Place

Misty and Lewis Gruber
with the
James Henry Breasted Medallion

On Thursday, May 18, 2017 the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago will host its biennial Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. Guests will celebrate with a feast fit for ancient royalty and enjoy bidding on live and silent auction items while supporting the Oriental Institute’s mission to promote interest in and understanding of ancient Middle Eastern civilizations.
The Oriental Institute Gala is an opportunity to participate in civic engagement, and philanthropy, while celebrating with your peers.

At the Gala Misty and Lewis Gruber will be presented with the Institute’s highest honor for philanthropic and volunteer services, the James Henry Breasted Medallion. Past honorees include Thomas Heagy , Jeanne M. and John W. Rowe (Exelon), O.J. Sopranos (Amsted Industries), Rita Picken (Peerless Confections), and Nancy Tieken (H.B.B. Foundation).

For inquiries on pricing or event information, please contact Kiran Webster at kiranwebster@uchicago.edu or 773.834.9775.


Ceremonies, Receptions, Social Gatherings, Special Events

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.