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Humanitarian award for Hobson, Lucas

November 15th, 2016

Chicago businesswoman Mellody Hobson and her film producer husband, George Lucas, will be honored with a humanitarian award by a foundation started by director Steven Spielberg.

The Shoah Foundation–The Institute for Visual History and Education records the personal histories of Holocaust survivors. It will recognize the couple for their commitment to “dynamic and innovative humanitarian efforts” and their longtime support of the foundation, Spielberg said in a release.

Hobson, the president of Ariel Investments, and Lucas made headlines over the past two years for their efforts to bring the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to Chicago. That failed and the couple is now looking to build the museum on the West Coast.

They’ll be honored at the organization’s annual Ambassador for Humanity Award gala in Los Angeles on Dec. 8. Actor Harrison Ford is on the guest list.

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