Legendary Landmarks Celebration

Landmarks Illinois' biggest event of the year!

Since 2006, Landmarks Illinois has honored nearly 40 individuals, families, and corporations at its annual fundraiser, the Legendary Landmarks Celebration. The event’s attendance has grown to over 750 supporters each year and has emerged as the premier affair to celebrate Chicago’s legendary leaders and their contributions to the civic and cultural skyline. In 2015, the event celebrated its 10th Anniversary and raised close to $1 million in revenue for Landmarks Illinois, the largest gross in the celebration’s history. The Legendary Landmarks Celebration is an inspiring evening full of festivities, networking, and tributes to our city’s Legendary Landmarks.

The 2017 Legendary Landmarks Celebration took place March 15, 2017.


  • Daniel McCaffery, CEO of McCaffery Interests
  • Fred Eychaner, Civil rights and peace activist & philanthropist
  • Richard Hunt, Accomplished artist 


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2017 Legendary Landmarks Celebration

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Date & Location

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
5:30 p.m.
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave.

Program Information

5:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. – Award Program & Dinner
8:30 p.m. – Dessert Reception

Additional Event Information

Now in its 12th year, the Legendary Landmarks Celebration is an unrivaled event in Chicago, attracting more than 750 people who choose to honor both our personal and corporate Legendary Landmarks and support the work of Landmarks Illinois. 2017 will bring the number of individuals and corporations honored through our Legendary Landmark Celebration to 40. These are individuals and corporations dedicated to preserving our city’s unique character and culture. Join us on March 15 for an evening of cocktails, networking and tributes to top Chicago innovators.

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