Once individuals learn about the tremendous work of the University, they become our friends, and our friends want to support our efforts, so they become our donors. Similarly, the Foundation and the University considers everyone who helps fund our mission a friend of the University.
We are so appreciative of all of our donors, who are tremendous friends to the University. We recognize our donors who give so generously throughout the year in several ways, one of which is the Annual Friends of Chicago State University Awards Gala.
This yearly celebration is a time for us to recognize all of our donors for their contributions and commitment to further the vision of the University, as a place where promise becomes power.
Each year, the Foundation selects one of our most distinguished and generous friends to honor at the Annual Friends of Chicago State University Awards Gala.
2012 - Stella Foster - Chicago Sun-Times
Valerie Van Meter - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
See photos from the 2012 Gala
2011 - Don Thompson - McDonald's Corporation
See photos from the 2011 Gala
2010 - John H. Hooker, Jr. - ComEd, an Exelon Company
2009 - Lester H. McKeever - Washington, Pittman & McKeever
2008 - Randall Hampton - LaSalle Bank (now Bank of America)
2007 - Larry D. Richman - LaSalle Bank (now Bank of America)
2006 - William A. Osborn - Northern Trust
2005 - John W. Rowe - Exelon Corporation
2004 - Hon. Senator Emil Jones, Jr. - Illinois State Senate President
2003 - Jamie Dimon - Bank One (now JPMorgan Chase)
2002 - Rev. Dr. Kenneth B. Smith - Chicago Community Trust
2001 - Cordell Reed - ComEd, an Exelon Company
2000 - Jacoby D. Dickens - Seaway National Bank
1999 - David W. Fox - Northern Trust
1998 - Edgar D. Jannotta - William Blair & Company
Joseph E. Jannotta - Right/Jannotta Bray
1997 - James J. O'Connor - Unicom & Commonwealth Edison
1996 - Richard Thomas - First Chicago NBD
1995 - Donald and Jane Perkins, Founders, Friends of CSU Program