Thank you so much to our many friends and supporters for showing an interest in the 56th Convocation and Investiture of Lincoln Laureates.

The safety and well-being of all Illinoisans during this COVID-19 pandemic is the top priority of the Academy’s President, Governor Pritzker, and all the State’s leaders. Due to the extraordinary circumstances we currently face, the April 18, 2020 Convocation weekend events are postponed, including the Friday evening reception and Saturday evening Convocation ceremony, reception, and dinner.

All of us at the Lincoln Academy look forward to recognizing the amazing achievements of the Class of 2020 Laureates in a fitting manner that highlights and acknowledges their many sacrifices and selflessness in pursuing a life that betters humanity. There is much to evaluate and take into consideration in the upcoming days and weeks; suffice it to say, all plans will include the Laureates receiving the Order of Lincoln.

We will be in further contact as alternate planning unfolds for the convocation events. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Executive Director Julie Kellner at 217-785-5030 or JKellner@TheLincolnAcademyofIllinois.org.

Thank you so much for your understanding and patience during this very sensitive time.