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The Lincoln Academy of Illinois requests the pleasure of your company at the 54th Annual Convocation and Investiture of Laureates and Patriotic Memorial Concert on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 5:30pm at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, Illinois.


On this evening, Members of the Academy will honor outstanding Illinoisans with the State’s highest award – The Order of Lincoln. This year’s Laureates are:


Emily Bear

Richard ‘Dick’ Butkus

Steven Shih Chen

The Reverend Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.

Mellody Hobson

Edward L. McMillan

Dr. Louis Philipson

David Rydell

Please see additional information and Biographies for these honored Laureates on our website: https://thelincolnacademyofillinois.org/




This convocation is one of two major events conducted by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois each year. On this May evening, the Governor of Illinois will present the Order of Lincoln to distinguished Illinoisans based on their professional accomplishments and public service. The other major annual event is the Student Laureate Convocation in November, where one senior student from each four-year college and university in Illinois receives the Lincoln Medal and Civic Engagement Award.


Proceeds from this May reception help fund the November Student Laureate Convocation, including the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award presented to each of the 57 Student Laureates.




RESERVATION OPTIONS:

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Special Invitation Reservation | $175.00 per attendee | VIP

Dress Code: Black tie suggested

  • Special Reserved Seating Sections

  • Admission to the Convocation Ceremony

  • Admission to the Patriotic and Memorial Concert in Honor of Thomas S. Johnson, Eighth Chancellor of the Lincoln Academy. Rockford Symphony Orchestra – Including an original work composed and performed by Laureate Emily Bear.

  • Admission to the Special Invitation VIP Governor's Reception in honor of the class of 2018 Lincoln Laureates with an open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Reception begins at 8pm.

  • Admission to the Dessert Reception on the Historic Stage of the Coronado Theatre.




General Admission | Complimentary

Dress Code: Appropriate Dress Requested

  • Admission to the Convocation Ceremony

  • Admission to the Patriotic and Memorial Concert in Honor of Thomas S. Johnson, Eighth Chancellor of the Lincoln Academy. Rockford Symphony Orchestra – Including an original work composed and performed by Laureate Emily Bear.





For information on Sponsorships and to learn more about the Lincoln Academy of Illinois, please visit: https://thelincolnacademyofillinois.org/ and click Join Our Community.

  • When: Saturday, May. 5 - 10:30 pm
    to
    Sunday, May. 6 1:00 am

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