For 40 years, AFP Chicago has honored the committed, passionate individuals and corporations who work on behalf of the nonprofit organizations that AFP Chicago serves. Our annual awards program, the “Faces of Philanthropy” luncheon, recognizes the outstanding achievements of these individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, and fundraising executives. AFP Chicago is pleased to honor those who demonstrate high ethical standards and exemplify the philanthropic spirit of our great city.
The Chicago Community Trust Founders Award The chapter’s highest recognition, bestowed only eight times since AFP Chicago began its annual awards program. It is granted to individuals and organizations for their exemplary contributions to Chicago’s philanthropic community.
Kimball & Karen Anderson Distinguished Philanthropists Award Honored for their personal commitment to a variety of philanthropic causes
Jesse H. Ruiz Drinker Biddle Executive Leader Award Presented for outstanding leadership in the Chicago philanthropic community
Steve Solomon Exelon Corporation Professional Grantor Award Awarded to a corporate or foundation giving officer for his/her professionalism and support to the nonprofit community
Michelle Sherbun, PCC, ELI-MP Merlin Solutions, LLC Benjamin Franklin Award Presented to a fundraising professional for significant achievements in a long career and who serves as a role model for our profession
Diane Latiker Kids Off The Block, Inc. Outstanding Community Leader Award Presented to an individual for extraordinary leadership or advocacy resulting in significant change for our community
Susan Staehely Make Your Mark Outstanding Volunteer Award Presented for demonstrated exemplary volunteerism through the dedication of significant personal time, talents, and resources