The Women's Leadership Committee ( WLC ) of the Illinois Holocaust Museum successfully hosted its first-ever Virtual Soiree Sept. 2.
The committee entertained and educated more than 1,100 guests online and raised $250,000 during the program. The event also featured many celebrities using their voices to support the museum's mission.
"With racism and antisemitism on the rise, connecting the lessons of the Holocaust to the present day is more urgent than ever," said Museum CEO Susan Abrams. "While the Museum focuses on education and awareness, social events such as the Soirée are another way to work toward our mission."
The event streamed live from Frost Studio with a star-studded line-up that included Sharon Stone, Katie Couric and Bonnie Hunt. Also, in addition to The Voice finalist Katie Kadan singing two songs, the event featured a magical performance led by Jewish musical artist Laurie Akers, cantors from Northshore congregations and singers from the Bright Star Church of Chicago.
A YouTube video of the event is at bit.ly/3ig4Ypi .