The Civic Federation

Civic Federation's Annual Civic Awards

The Annual Civic Federation Awards Luncheon honors the outstanding civic contributions of individual citizens and Chicago-area institutions while raising revenue to help the Civic Federation’s efforts to maximize the quality and cost-effectiveness of government services in the Chicago region and State of Illinois.

Co-Chairs: Lester Crown, Anne Dias Griffin, Andrew J. McKenna, and Michael J. Sacks

Lyman J. Gage Award for Outstanding Civic Contribution by an Individual
Ann Lurie, Lurie Holdings, Inc. & Ann and Robert H. Lurie Foundation 

Addams-Palmer Award for Exemplary Civic Involvement by a Corporation
Northern Trust accepted by Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

The mission of the Civic Federation is to provide objective research, analysis and recommendations that:

     •   Champion effective delivery of high-quality government services
     •   Promote sustainable tax policies and responsible long-term financial planning
     •   Improve government transparency and accountability
     •   Educate and serve as a resource for policymakers, opinion leaders and the broader public