Annual Philanthropy Awards Sept 26

Thank you to all who attended our 47th Annual Philanthropy Awards on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors, outstanding honorees, and tireless volunteers who made this event a huge success.


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Congratulations to our 2023 Honorees

Joan and Paul Rubschlager

Distinguished Philanthropists Award
Joan and Paul Rubschlager
Honored for their personal commitment to a variety of philanthropic causes, for a minimum of ten years. Read more

Deborah E. Bennett

Professional Grantor Award
Deborah E. Bennett, Polk Bros. Foundation

Awarded to a corporate or foundation giving officer for their professionalism and support to the nonprofit community. Read more

Greg Cameron

Benjamin Franklin Award
Greg Cameron, The Joffrey Ballet

Presented to a fundraising professional for significant achievements in a long career who serves as a role model for our profession. Read more

Pastor Corey B. Brooks

Outstanding Community Leader Award
Pastor Corey B. Brooks, Project H.O.O.D. Communities Development Corporation

Presented to an individual for extraordinary leadership or advocacy resulting in significant change for our community. Read more

Kelsey Malnati Howell

Emerging Philanthropist Award
Kelsey Malnati Howell, Marc and Jeanne Malnati Family Foundation

Honored for their commitment to a variety of philanthropic causes for ten years or less. Read more

Ava Gresser

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
Ava Gresser

Presented to a youth leader or leaders, or a youth-generated project and its team, having demonstrated a significant impact on the Chicago community. Read more

Jennifer Guzman

Outstanding Volunteer Award
Jennifer Guzman

Presented to an individual who demonstrates exemplary volunteerism through the dedication of significant personal time, talents, and resources fostering a particular organization or group of organizations. Read more

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