March 25, 2021

Join us for an hour-long virtual fundraising event celebrating the organization’s 50th anniversary in 2021 as well as the people who have shaped our organization and preservation throughout the state! 50Forward will include live entertainment, inspiring videos focused on our past, present and future and features of our 20 Landmarks Illinois Influencers — people who have given their time, resources and expertise to ensure places of our past remain part of our state’s future. These Influencers have each helped grow the preservation movement in Illinois and have made our organization one that is recognized not only throughout the state, but nationwide.


Thursday, March 25
5:30 p.m. – Virtual Networking Hour
6:30 p.m. – Event Program


This is a virtual event. Guests will receive a custom link prior to the event and instructions on how to join. Registration is required.


Landmarks Illinois Influencers

Learn about the 20 Landmarks Illinois Influencers we will honor at 50Forward.

Landmarks Illinois Influencers

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Tiffanie Williams, events@landmarks.org.

The Landmarks Illinois "Arch"

The 1971 demolition of Adler and Sullivan’s Chicago Stock Exchange Building, widely considered an architectural masterpiece, gave rise to the formation of Landmarks Illinois. While the building was torn down, the original arch of the building’s façade was preserved and still stands today outside the Chicago Art Institute. That arch inspired Landmarks Illinois’ original logo in 1971 as well as its various redesigns throughout our history (pictured at left).

For our 50Forward event and invitation, we wanted to pay homage to our founders, our original logo and the arch that continues to inspire our work and stand as a testament to our perseverance as a nonprofit helping people save places for the past five decades.

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