Honor the 125 Year Spirit of the Danish Home of Chicago

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April 22, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Renaissance Hotel Schaumburg
1551 Thoreau Drive North
Schaumburg, IL  60173

Gentlemen Welcome
$75 per person (Children under  12 are free)
$35 of each ticket is tax-deductible
Space is limited!

RSVP by April 12 to 773-775-7383 (Ext. 4), or purchase tickets below.

All tickets will be held at the door. No refunds after April 19, 2017.

Women’s Auxilliary Luncheon – Single Ticket


Women’s Auxilliary Luncheon – Table for 8


Gitte PedersenKeynote Speaker,
Gitte Pedersen, founder of Genomic Expression

Gitte Pedersen was born in Brazil, grew up in Denmark and immigrated to America in July 1997. She now lives in the greater New York area with her husband of 15 years. As the 125th Kickoff Anniversary keynote speaker, Gitte will inspire us with her stories of growing up and attending university in Denmark and becoming a woman leader in today’s world.

Ms. Pedersen’s professional life was greatly influenced by her personal life – both her parents suffered from cancer. Deeply moved by their plight, Gitte was driven to pioneer five start-up organizations in the biochemical and pharmaceutical industries. With her brother, she is now CEO and co-founder of Genomic Expression Inc., a sequence-based diagnostics company. They are compelled to find a way to improve the chances for cancer patients with better treatment by personalizing treatment using their RNA diagnostics.

Gitte has a degree in chemical engineering, worked for Novo Nordisk and advised the Danish government and a number of biotech companies, where she structured several deals with an aggregate value of +$1B. Genomic Expression was in the top 10 of the XTC competition in 2016, and she was invited to meet her hero, Richard Branson in Necker Island.

Please join us to hear Gitte’s adventurous, inspiring story at the Kickoff Celebration of the Danish Home’s 125th Anniversary.


June 24, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Danish Home of Chicago

Summerfest transforms to celebrate Tivoli Gardens featuring games, rides, live entertainment and more…


August 10, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
The Danish Home of Chicago

Chef Stig Hansen will create some of Scandinavia’s finest dishes and pair them with wine and beer to create a savory evening. You will be able to vote for your favorite spirit.


An Enchanting Christmas

December 9, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Hyatt McDonald’s Campus

Young and old are welcome to this favorite Danish Home tradition of a magical “little” Christmas with gifts from Santa and carols around the tree.

Submit your Scandinavian recipes, stories, photos, jokes, family traditions and more to our Facebook page and we will post them for everyone’s enjoyment. Top winners will be posted on our website and will be eligible for prizes.

No political or distasteful material will be posted. Only entries deemed appropriate by the review team for Danish Home of Chicago will be accepted.

Questions? Send us a message!