The Civic Federation

Annual Civic Awards Luncheon

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.

Lyman J. Gage Award 
for Outstanding Civic Contribution by a Chicagoan
Samuel C. Scott III, Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corn Products International, Inc.


Addams-Palmer Award
for Exemplary Civic Involvement by a Chicago Institution
GCM Grosvenor, accepted by Michael J. Sacks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GCM Grosvenor

Norman R. Bobins
John A. Canning, Jr.
Lester Crown
Andrew J. McKenna
Eileen Mitchell
E. Scott Santi
Maurice Smith

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

     •   Champion efficient 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

The Civic Federation

Palmer House Hilton Chicago