Past Honorees

 

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Benjamin Franklin Award

2021 Maree G. Bullock
2020 Sherre Jennings Cullen, CFRE
2019 Christine Zrinsky
2018 Mary Ladish Selander
2017 Elizabeth J. Hughes
2016 Michelle M. Sherbun. PCC, ELI-MP

Distinguished Philanthropist Award

2021 Denise & Gary Gardner
2020 Helen Zell

2019 Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols
2018 Kenneth C. Griffin
2017 COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired)
2016 Kimball & Karen Anderson

Emerging Philanthropist

2021 David J. Koo
2020 Chanel Coney

2019 Dan Weishar
2018 Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation

Executive Leader Award

2021 Scott C. Swanson
2020 Adela Cepeda

2019 George S. Wright
2018 Ilene Gordon
2017 Greg Brown
2016 Jesse H. Ruiz

Professional Grantor Award

2021 Donald A. Cooke
2020 Evette M. Cardona

2019 Christine O’Reilly
2018 Julie Chavez
2017 James D. Parsons
2016 Steve Solomon

Outstanding Community Leader Award

2021 Dr. Omar Lateef
2020 Ricardo Estrada

2019 Liz Thompson
2018 Joy Aruguete
2017 Mike and Mariann Stanton
2016 Diane Latiker

Outstanding Volunteer Award

2021 Robert Rizzo
2020 Claudia Winkler

2019 Richard W. Hutson
2018 Michael Matters Foundation
2017 Toni Sandor Smith
2016 Susan Staehely

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award

2021 Ravi & Rohan Mahajan and
Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation
2020 Felix Castillo

2018 Jahkil Jackson
2017 Brennan O'Connell-Miller and Katherine Young
2016 Swifty Foundation Board of Directors

President's Award

2020 John Huebler, CFRE
2019 Jacquelyn M. Bonavia, CFRE
2018 Judy T.Lindsey, CFRE
2017 Michelle M. Sherbun, PCC, ELI-MP
2016 Grant Gilbert, CFRE

Special Award

2021 Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund
Chicago Community Trust & United Way of
Metro Chicago


Past Programs

View the 2021 Awards Program

View the 2020 Awards Program