Chicago Architecture Foundation

Gala 2017

The 2017 Chicago Architecture Foundation Gala, No Small Plans, will take place on Thursday, April 6, at Morgan Manufacturing in the West Loop. This essential cultural institution has worked, for more than 50 years to help people understand how good design can improve the quality of life for all Chicagoland residents. CAF’s tours, programs, exhibitions and educational initiatives reach more than 670,000 people each year—including more than 28,000 youth in 2016 alone. At the Gala you will hear about CAF’S new citywide civic engagement initiative called Meet Your City and we will launch our new graphic novel No Small Plans which we hope to distribute to each of the 30,000 8th graders in Chicago. 


Catalyst Award
Karen Case of The PrivateBank
Presented by Bob Wislow, CBRE


Corporate Award
Golub & Company
Represented by Michael Newman, Lee Golub and Paula Harris

Dinner Chairs

John C. Pintozzi, Senior VP & CFO, Allstate Investments

Larry D. Richman, President & CEO, The PrivateBank
Daniel J. Walsh, Co-Chairman, Walsh Construction Company
Robert A. Wislow, Chairman, CBRE


Board Host Committee:

Breck Hanson, Executive VP, Head of Commercial Real Estate, Associated Bank
Kurt Karnatz, President, Environmental Systems Designs
John C. Pintozzi, Senior VP & CFO, Allstate Investments, CAF Board Chair
Marcy Twete, Exec. Dir., USA Foundation & Manager, Corporate Responsibility, ArcelorMittal

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring people to discover why design matters. As an education leader in architecture and design, CAF offers tours, programs, exhibitions, field trips, curricula and online tools that are part of a dynamic learning journey for all ages. Proceeds from CAF’s tours and store, as well as grants, sponsorships and donations, support this educational mission.

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