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Join us in celebrating the dedication of business, civic, nonprofit, and community leaders in building stronger neighborhoods and a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.

Thursday, May 30, 2024
11:30am–1:30pm

HONOREES

Each year United Way recognizes honorees who exemplify what it means to LIVE UNITED.

United Way is proud to announce that this year we will present the Andrew J. McKenna Leadership Award to David Casper, an individual whose selfless actions have encouraged others to step forward as civic leaders and philanthropists, improving the quality of life for countless individuals and families in the Chicago region. 

The Corporate Leadership Award will be presented to Nicor and accepted by Wendell Dallas, President and Chief Executive Officer, for the firm’s longstanding commitment to United Way.

The Community Leadership Award will be presented to Don V. Villar and recognizes an individual or organization who strives to strengthen communities across the region.

 

ANDREW J. MCKENNA
LEADERSHIP AWARD

David Casper

Chairman of the Board,
BMO Financial Corp.

Headshot for honoree Dave Casper

CORPORATE
LEADERSHIP AWARD

Nicor Gas

accepted by Wendell Dallas,
President and Chief Executive Officer

Nicor Gas Logo

COMMUNITY
LEADERSHIP AWARD

Don V. Villar

Secretary-Treasurer,
Chicago Federation of Labor

Photo of honoree Don V. Villar
Headshot for honoree Dave Casper
Nicor Gas Logo
Photo of honoree Don V. Villar

ANDREW J. MCKENNA
LEADERSHIP AWARD

David Casper

Chairman of the Board,
BMO Financial Corp.

CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARD

Nicor Gas

accepted by Wendell Dallas,
President and Chief Executive Officer

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Don V. Villar

Secretary-Treasurer,
Chicago Federation of Labor

co-chairs


as of 4/3/24

SPONSORS

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OUR NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORKS

Community organizations and individuals across the Chicago region are working to improve their local neighborhoods.

United Way of Metro Chicago sits at the intersection of economic opportunity and human services—we provide training, funding, resources and knowledge to bring community-driven goals of our Neighborhood Network communities to life.

 

AUBURN GRESHAM
AUSTIN
BLUE ISLAND/ROBBINS
BRIGHTON PARK
BRONZEVILLE
CICERO
ELGIN
Englewood - United Way of Metro Chicago
ENGLEWOOD
EVANSTON
Far South - United Way of Metro Chicago
FAR SOUTH
Neighborhood Network Ford Heights Chicago Heights community development corporation

FORD HEIGHTS /
CHICAGO HEIGHTS

Garfield Park - United Way of Metro Chicago
GARFIELD PARK
Neighborhood Network Harvey Water Tower

HARVEY

LITTLE VILLAGE
Neighborhood Network Park Forest / Richton Park Outdoor Space

PARK FOREST /
RICHTON PARK

SOUTH CHICAGO
WEST CHICAGO

Video Highlights

For years, United Way of Metro Chicago has celebrated the commitment of business, civic, nonprofit, and community leaders to build stronger neighborhoods and a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.

Browse these video highlights of our Neighborhood Networks and previous Luncheons!

10 Years
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United Way of Metro Chicago Neighborhood Networks: A Decade of Transformation
2023 Awards Luncheon
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United Way of Metro Chicago's Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon (2023)
2022 Awards Luncheon
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United Way of Metro Chicago's Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon (2022)
2019 Awards Luncheon
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United Way of Metro Chicago's Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon (2019)

United, we are building a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.

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