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The Programming Committee is responsible for planning and executing events at DANK Haus German American Cultural Center. The committee works in tandem with our staff to organize our regular event series, including German Cinema Now, Stammtisch Open Haus, and Kulturküche.  Another purview of the Programming Committee is to approve proposals for Fine Arts exhibits and concerts.  In addition to these monthly activities, the committee strives to foster an engaging social and cultural environment for members, brainstorming other ways to connect Chicago's German American community.  If you have a creative mind, and experience dealing with planning or staffing events, consider sharing your skills. The Programming Committee meets every 2nd Thursday, 7:00 PM, at the DANK Haus. If you wish to attend, please email the committee Chair to confirm the meeting date.  

In recent years, the Programming Committee has advised the board and staff on projects including:

  • Identifying themes & supplies needed for Stammtisch and other events
  • Fundraising for a new movie screen
  • Creating a classical music concert series
  • Planning fundraisers, including a new wine and fashion-focused event called "Vintage Deutsch"


  • Programming

    Purpose: Plan social events, arts programs & fundraisers
    Chair: Susanne Mickey 
    Contact: E-mail the Programming Committee


Do you have skills that you can share to help plan and produce events?  The following types of experience are always welcome!

  • Fine Arts (Music, Theater, Dance, Visual Art)
  • Culinary Arts
  • Familiarity with German culture & local organizations
  • Hospitality & Events Management


  • Building Committee

    Purpose: Maintain physical viability of our building
    Chair: Sigurd Kolemainen
    Contact: E-mail the Building Committee
  • Education, Museum, & Archives

    Purpose: Liaison with German language school
    Chair: Mary Owen
    Contact: E-mail the Education Committee
  • External Affairs

    Purpose: Communication, advertising & marketing
    Chair: Joseph Schreiner
    Contact: E-mail the External Affairs Committee

  • Finance

    Purpose: Maintain the fiscal viability of our building and organization
    Chair: Dagmar Freiberger
    Contact: E-mail the Finance Committee
  • Governance

    Purpose: Membership, recruitment & records
    Chair: Mary Owen
    Contact: E-mail the Governance Committee

German American Cultural Center
4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

Connect with us

Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.
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