Thousands of U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum supporters attend the 20th anniversary luncheon co-chaired by Waterton CEO

More than 2,000 Chicago supporters of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum attended the 20th anniversary of the Risa K. Lambert “What You Do Matters” luncheon Oct. 19, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.

The event raised about $5.9 million, supporting the Museum’s national campaign, “Never Again: What You Do Matters,” which seeks to make critical investments to keep Holocaust memory alive as a relevant, transformative force in the 21st century.

This year’s luncheon was chaired by Jamie Diamond Schwartz and David Schwartz, co-founder and CEO of Chicago-based Waterton, and Michael Polsky, who served as corporate chair. Governor Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, both honorary co-chairs, delivered remarks, as well as Moroccan Ambassador to the U.S. Rachad Bouhlal.