Tom Ricketts Honored by Weizmann Institute of Science

Philanthropist and owner of the Chicago Cubs, Tom Ricketts, will be honored by the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS) on Saturday, November 9, at the Fairmont Chicago. Dinner Chair Renee Crown and Event Chair William A. Marovitz will welcome over 600 business and community leaders for dinner and entertainment. A conversation featuring Mr. Ricketts will be moderated by Mr. Marovitz.

“Mr. Ricketts has dedicated decades of philanthropic work toward bettering the quality of human life,” says ACWIS Midwest Regional Chair Steven Anixter. “Given his commitment to this goal, one that Weizmann Institute also shares, we are thrilled to salute Mr. Ricketts as this year’s distinguished honoree.”

The dynamic theme will be created and designed by Michael Pagliuco of Pagliuco Design Company and Tom Kehoe of Kehoe Designs – highlighting the recent achievements of the Institute.

Individual tickets begin at $500; Table of 10 is $5,000; Sponsorship levels begin at $10,000. For additional sponsorship information or to purchase tickets email Sylvia Margolies at or call 312.861.7752.




About Cindy Burns

Currently writing for TCW's 'Woman About Town' column, Cindy Burns covers Chicago's social scene, events, fashion, and interviews women and men who are making a difference in the world. With an M.A. in American History from DePaul University, Ms. Burns is an author, freelance writer, avid reader and researcher. Ms. Burns has spent over 20 years serving on charitable boards and organizations, and currently serves as a member of the Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet and the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago. She is also an Honorary Member of the Children's Service Board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. When Ms. Burns isn't running around Chicago covering current events, you can find her biking, on the tennis courts, or hiking in a mountainous region of her choice.