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CHF Member of the Month

Ada Skyles: Member of the Month - June 2015

Ada Skyles standing next to a colorful sculpture 

Ada has been coming to the Chicago Humanities Festival since 2005 and is a long-time member. She also comes to many of our year-round programs and has a reputation for for making our box office staff feel like rockstars. Yay for Ada!

Join Ada and 1,500 other CHF members during our summer member drive.

What was your favorite Festival?

My favorite Festival is always the last one I attended.

If you were CHF’s Artistic Director, who would you invite for Citizens?

Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center; Ken Burns, documentary film-maker; Dave Zirin, sports and social justice writer (Nation); Alpana Singh, restaurateur.

What was your favorite recent program?

Amy Klobuchar (the best Alter lecture in a long time: engaging, informative, and hilarious)

What is your favorite member benefit?

I enjoy receiving early notification of the Festival catalog and other CHF events, as then I am able to purchase my member-discounted tickets during the members-only time period.

Why did you become a Member?

One New Year’s Day I learned about the Festival from a friend and decided that I would attend... her description of the vast and varied programs seemed too good to be true.

After I went to my first Festival, I was certain that I wanted to become a member... I felt that it was important for me to make a contribution to the CHF as a member so that it would continue to provide the programming that I appreciated so much.

What else do you love to do in Chicago?

I enjoy the rich cultural opportunities and activities that Chicago offers – museums, art exhibits and fairs, theater, music events, restaurants, and architectural and community tours.

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