The Civic Federation

Annual Civic Awards


Please note: Due to restrictions on public gatherings designed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Civic Federation's Annual Civic Awards will go virtual for 2020.

The decision was made in support of State and local efforts to encourage social distancing. We look forward to your continued support and virtual participation. Additional details will be communicated in the coming weeks.


The Annual Civic Federation Awards 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
David R. Casper, U.S. CEO, BMO Financial Group


Addams-Palmer Award
for Exemplary Civic Involvement by a Chicago Institution
accepted by
Deborah L. DeHaas, Vice Chairman
Katherine M. Scherer, Chicago Managing Partner

Lester Crown
Andrew J. McKenna
Eileen Mitchell
Maurice Smith
Jennifer W. Steans

Monday, September 21, 2020


The Civic Federation | 10 North Dearborn Street

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Briana Wagner email, phone: 312-553-2000

The Civic Federation

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


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Event Levels

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$25,000 Host Sponsor

$10,000 Gold Sponsor

$5,000 Silver Sponsor

$500 Individual Sponsor

Event Forms
Civic Federation 501(c)(3) Letter
Civic Federation W-9 Form

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