Inspired, Dedicated, Passionate

These words, in part, describe the qualities of our distinguished honorees. Their contributions are the foundation on which the philanthropic community is built. Our past and future honorees embrace a community of fundraisers and the nonprofits we serve. Our honorees exemplify a standard of excellence for which we all strive. Click here for a listing of previous honorees.

41st Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Honorees

COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired) 
Distinguished Philanthropist Award

Honored for their personal commitment to a variety of philanthropic causes




Greg Brown
Motorola Solutions
Executive Leader Award
Presented for outstanding leadership in the Chicago philanthropic community



James D. Parsons 
The Brinson Foundation
Professional Grantor Award
Awarded to a corporate or foundation giving officer for his/her professionalism and support to the nonprofit community




Elizabeth J. Hughes
Illinois Institute of Technology
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




Mike and Mariann Stanton 
Danny Did Foundation
Outstanding Community Leaders Award
Presented to an individual for extraordinary leadership or advocacy resulting in significant change for our community



Toni Sandor Smith
Outstanding Volunteer Award
Presented for demonstrated exemplary volunteerism through the dedication of significant personal time, talents, and resources




Brennan O'Connell-Miller and Katherine Young

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
Presented to a youth leader or leaders, having demonstrated a significant impact on the Chicago community


Click here for a listing of previous honorees.


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