ABBY MCCORMICK O'NEIL

"I think that we are one of the leaders in dance in America now."

The history of the McCormick Family in Chicago runs deep. Abby McCormick O'Neil works to expose the arts, namely dance, to as many Chicagoans as possible. She is a Trustee of the Harris Theater for Music and Dance and formerly served as its board Chairman. 

June 25, 2019: Conducted in the offices of the Harris Theater, Abby McCormick O'Neil discusses her appreciation for dance as an art form and her dedication as a philanthropist to helping in thrive in Chicago. Incidentally, Abby was CDHP's 100th interviewee. 

woman with short gray hair wearing large, dark-framed glasses, a purple shirt, and orange scarf standing in front of a wood-paneled wall

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Full interview videos and transcripts also available upon request.

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