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Chicago Awards Reception

November 9th,2021 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 E. North Water Street
Chicago, IL, 60611

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The Peggy Browning Fund will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary at our 2021  Chicago Awards Reception recognizing leaders in the region for their achievements on behalf of workers.

The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails, networking and buffet.  The awards ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m.  Business Attire


Robert G. Reiter, Jr.,  president, Chicago Federation of Labor
Barry M. Bennett, partner, Dowd, Bloch, Bennett, Cervone,Auerbach & Yokich
Stephen A. Yokich, partner, Dowd, Bloch, Bennett, Cervone, Auerbach & Yokich
Beatrice Lumpkin, organizer, activist, professor & writer

Host Committee
Hector Arellano   Michael Artz   Lucas Aubrey   Thomas Balanoff   Robert Bloch   Mitch Bramstaedt   Richard Brean   Rachel Del Rossi   Julie Gutman Dickinson   Ian Elfenbaum   Mike Erdenberger   Naomi Frisch   Niraj Ganatra   Angie Cowan Hamada   June Harris   Douglas Johnston   Steve Jones   David Jury   Rhonda Gelman Kelley   Wes Kennedy   James Kokolas   Danielle Leonard   Joseph Lurie   Dan Montgomery   Gail Mrozowski   David Ness-Cohn   John Pierre   Dale Pierson   Vincent Pitta   Robin Potter   Craig Rosenbaum   Jon Rosenblatt   Jay Rowell   Maneesh Sharma   Jay Smith   Patrick Szymanski   Don Villar   Mike Volpentesta   Paul Wright

SPONSORS (As of 11-5-21)

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers ADC1 of Illinois
Dowd, Bloch, Bennett, Cervone, Auerbach & Yokich
IBEW Local 21
Nat'l UAW Community Action Program

Chicago Federation of Labor
G&R Public Law and Strategies
Illinois Federation of Teachers
Indiana-Illinois-Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting
Int'l Masonry Institute
IUOE Local 150
Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity
LiUNA Great Lakes Region Organizing Committee
SEIU Local 73
Tuckpointers Promotional Fund
USW District 7

AFSCME Council 31
Allison, Slutsky & Kennedy
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Int'l Union
Chicago Federation of Labor Workforce & Community
Cook County College Teachers Union
Crescent Grove Advisors
Elfenbaum Evers & Zielinska, PC
IAM District Lodge 8
IBEW Local 134
Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, PC
NPMHU Local 306
Painters' District Council 14
SEIU Local 1
SEIU Healthcare IL/IN/MO/KS
Teamsters Joint Council 25

Riva Bennett
Bobo Coates Family Fund
Chicago Teachers Union
Fish Potter Bolanos, PC
Gas Workers Union Local 18007
Gary Gordon
IBEW Local 9
Stuart Kiken
Lake County Federation of Teachers
LiUNA Local 1
LiUNA Local 4
Teamsters Local 703
United Union of Roofers Local 11
VSP Vision Care

Bansley and Kiener, LLP
Leon Dayan
Hannah Goldschmidt
Ivan and Deborah Kallick
Jonathan Licht and Rhonda Amber
Laborers' District Council of Chicago & Vicinity
Laner Muchin, Ltd.
Moss Charitable Donations Fund
Patterson Harkavy LLP
Carol and Jules Pomerantz
Patricia Stamler
United Mine Workers of America
Thomas and Lynn Vasiljevich

Robert Cowell
Dupage County Building & Construction Trades Council
Norm Hirsch and Ann Courter
IBEW Local 146
IBEW Local 701
Illinois Federation of Public Employees
Patricia Kenney
Legacy Professionals LLP
Michael and Mary Morrissey-Kochanny
Beth and Ronn Nadis
Northern Indiana Area Labor Federation
Kathy Rosenbluh
Sheila Small
Hardy and Barbara Williams
Steven and Radyne Wolf

Lisa and Gary Berman
Rosalyn Berman
Terisa E. Chaw & James A. Hendriksen
Jerry and Christine Connolly
Robert and Carol Grannick
Douglas Johnston
Mary Anne Moffa
Dalia Ness
Karen Ness
Northern Illinois Labor Council
Michael and Rhoda Schlesinger
Maggie Sherman
Emily and David Soloff
Dan and David Weisberg-Klingenberger

Sponsorship Levels

Steward Sponsor $10,000+

  • Recognition as an event sponsor in all event program books, in the PBF newsletter and on website
  • Cover Ad in program book
  • Recognition from the podium during the Awards Presentation
  • Business Name/logo in Power Point display
  • Twenty reservations (2 tables) to the reception

Guardian Sponsor $5,000

  • Recognition as the event sponsor in all event program books, in the PBF newsletter and on website
  • Cover or Center Ad in program book
  • Recognized from the podium during the Awards Presentation
  • Business Name/logo in Power Point display
  • Ten reservations (1 Table) to the reception

Fellow Sponsor $2,500

  • Recognition in all event program books and on website
  • Gold Page Ad in program book
  • Business Name/logo in Power Point display
  • Four reservations to the reception

Advocate Sponsor $1,000

  • Recognition in all event program books and on website
  • Full Page Ad in program book
  • Business Name/logo in Power Point display
  • Two reservations to the reception

Levels Below Do Not Include Reservations to the Reception or Ads in the Program Book!

Friend $500

  • Listing in event program and on website

Donor $250

  • Listing in event program and on website

Supporter $100

  • Listing in event program

Program Book Ads - Do Not Include Reservations!

  • $1,000 Gold Page Ad (4.5”W x 7.5”H) Gold Ink
  • $600 Full Page Ad B/W (4.5”W x 7.5”H)
  • $400 Half Page Ad B/W (4.5”W x 3.5”H)

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