State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  are pleased to recognize milestone events in
 4    the lives of the citizens of the State of Illinois; and

 5        WHEREAS, The Board of  Directors  of  the  Illinois  Arts
 6    Alliance   Foundation  will  award  Lewis  Manilow  with  the
 7    Illinois  Arts  Legend  Award  for  Advocate  at  the  annual
 8    Illinois Arts Legend Awards Benefit Dinner on April 2,  2001;
 9    and

10        WHEREAS,    Lewis    Manilow   has   made   extraordinary
11    contributions to the cultural life of  Illinois  through  his
12    philanthropic   support,   dedication   and  leadership;  his
13    commitment to the arts in Illinois  includes  his  tenure  as
14    past President and Trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art,
15    and  as  a  visionary in the revitalization of the North Loop
16    theater district, home of the new Goodman Theater; and

17        WHEREAS, The State of Illinois has particularly benefited
18    from Mr. Manilow's generosity and  lasting  contributions  to
19    the  performing  and  fine  arts  over the past thirty years;
20    through his outstanding  commitment,  Illinois  continues  to
21    flourish  as  a  benchmark  for  the  arts  on a national and
22    international  level;  some  of  the  institutions  that  Mr.
23    Manilow has actively supported over  the  years  include  the
24    Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the
25    Renaissance  Society  at the University of Chicago, the Field
26    Museum of Natural  History,  the  Goodman  Theater,  and  the
27    Chicago Shakespeare Theater; and

28        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Manilow's  deep  involvement  in  the arts
29    extends to the national  front;  he  has  served  on  boards,
30    councils,  and  committees for various national institutions,
31    including the  National  Gallery  in  Washington,  D.C.,  the
32    Harvard  Museum,  the  Museum  of Modern Art, and the Whitney
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 1    Museum of American Art; and

 2        WHEREAS, Mr. Manilow has been instrumental  in  promoting
 3    the   arts   and   strengthening  the  cultural  institutions
 4    throughout the  State  and  country;  he  is  truly  a  great
 5    presence   in   the   Chicago  art  community  for  his  many
 6    achievements and dedication to advocating and supporting  the
 7    arts; therefore, be it

10    we congratulate Lewis Manilow on receiving the Illinois  Arts
11    Legend Award for Advocate for his extraordinary contributions
12    to  the  cultural  life  of  the State of Illinois; and be it
13    further

14        RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be presented  to
15    Lewis Manilow as an expression of our esteem.

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