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iBAM! 2020 Virtual Gala Awards Dec. 11

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Join us at the iBAM!
Gala Virtual Awards, Friday December 11, 2020

Honor and celebrate the outstanding contributions of the Irish!

(see iBAM! Virtual Programming Scheduled for December 12 and 13 in another story on this site)

You can leave your tuxedos, suits, fancy gowns and dresses in the closet, curl up on your couch at home and watch the 12th Annual iBAM! Gala Awards Presentation on December 11th.

Tickets to the Gala start at only $75 and there is a discount for a group purchase. Tickets entitle you to a pass code to watch the approximately one hour awards show, and it comes with an Irish Gift Box of Winston’s Irish Soda Bread, Irish teabags, and other great surprises as a thank you for buying your ticket. Each ticket bought gets you the Irish Gift Box, so we will need the name and address of where to send it too (in the Continental United States only!) (passcodes will be sent by email 2 hours before the event to all who have purchased their tickets) Order tickets below in this story!

Honoring the best in Irish heritage and culture, this years awardees represent a stellar class of individuals including:

The 2020 iBAM! Awardees are:


Literature: playwright John B. Keane (RIP) and his son Billy Keane; a columnist in Ireland, and author of seven books.

Media/Journalism: Ray O’Hanlon wins the iBAM! award this year as editor of the influential weekly newspaper, the Irish Echo.

P
ete St. John

Music: Pete St. John; author of “Fields of Athenry,” “Dublin in the Rare Auld Times,” “The Kerryman,” and many more.

Performing Arts: Tony Award winning Actress Betty Buckley, a TV, film and stage star with 16 albums to her credit.
 
Person of the Year: Seamus Mallon was deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland from 1998 to 2001
and Deputy Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party from 1979 to 2001.

Visual Arts - Photographer Barry Butler

Visual Arts: Chicagoan, Barry Butler, an award winning photographer whose pictures grace the pages of the 2021 WGN Calendar.
Peggy Murphy
Volunteer of the Year:  Peggy Murphy, longtime volunteer over several decades and going strong at the Irish American Heritage Center.

To Join Us, Please select from your options:

iBAM Awards Dinner
1pm or 7pm CST

iBAM! Sponsor Levels:


Harp Sponsor Level Benefits - Donations of $1,000 or above
• Distribution of your promotional materials & your logo on our website during iBAM!
• Inclusion in one iBAM! E-Blasts with links to your site
• Your Logo on the ibamchicago.com website linked directly to your site

Bard Sponsor Level Benefits - Donations of $2,500 or above
• Your Logo will appear on the ibamchicago.com website and have a live link to your site
• Inclusion in three iBAM! E-Blasts with links to your site
• Business size ad in color in the Irish American News in November

Druid Sponsor Level Benefits - Donations of $3,500 or above
• Your Logo will appear on the ibamchicago.com website and have a live link to your site
• Inclusion in five iBAM! E-Blasts with links to your site
• Quarter page ad in color in the Irish American News in November

Chieftain Sponsor Level Benefits - Donations of $5,000 or above
• Your Logo will appear on the ibamchicago.com website and have a live link to your site
• Inclusion in six iBAM! E-Blasts with links to your site
• Half page ad in color in the Irish American News in November

High King Sponsor Level Benefits - Donations of $7,500 or above
• Your Logo will appear on the ibamchicago.com website and have a live link to your site
• Inclusion in all iBAM! E-Blasts with links to your site
• Full page ad in color in the Irish American News in November

Make Checks Payable to: Irish Books, Arts, & Music Celebration NPO P.O. Box 7, Zion IL 60099
For additional information contact Cathy or Cliff Carlson at 847-872-0700
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Awards Created for iBAM! by Belleek

An Invitation to iBAM! 2020 from Clodagh Lawless-Murphy

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iBAM! 2020 Virtual Awards Dec. 11- Choose Viewing Time!

iBAM Awards Dinner
1pm or 7pm CST

Raffle: One Week in Dingle Cottage Ireland Drawing 12/13

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Gala and Raffle Supporters

We thank the following for their generous support!

Belleek

Celtic Women International

Chicago Irish Film Festival

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Daly Communications/Anita Daly

Dingle Cottage and Colleen Herlihy

Galway Sister Cities

Healy & Scanlon Law

The Irish Consulate

Ireland Network

Judith Blackburn

KNI Communications

Tourism Ireland

Mike Leonard/Leonard Films

Mary Kay Wall/ Leonard-Wall Films LLC

Waterford Castle Co. Mayo

 

P. Dowd, G. Fallon

B. Karder, K. Kelly

M. Kyle, M. Lynch

E. Moriarty

T. Mulvihill, H. Murray

R.M. O'Neill

M. McCann-Sanchez

M. Shevlin, T. Shevlin