The Civic Luncheon Is Coming!

Apr 16, 2019

The Salvation Army’s annual Civic Luncheon in Chicago is less than a month away and we are excited about the inspiration and opportunity this event holds for our friends and supporters.

On May 14, notable business and philanthropic leaders will gather at the Hilton Chicago’s Grand Ballroom for this signature special event. Former First Lady Laura Bush is the featured keynote speaker. Mrs. Bush, who was a member of the National Advisory Board for The Salvation Army, is an advocate for literacy, education and women’s rights. We look forward to her inspiring words.

Attendees will also get to celebrate with us as we recognize the winners of the William Booth award and The Others award.

One of the highest awards conferred upon an individual by The Salvation Army, William Booth Award is given on the basis of dedication to The Salvation Army's goals of service to people; outstanding service to the community through the donation of time, expertise and energy; outstanding humanitarian effort within the community; and/or substantial contributions to the work of The Salvation Army. Craig and Janet Duchossois will be honored with this award for 2019.

The Salvation Army also recognizes individuals and organizations who display extraordinary service with The “Others” award. In William Booth’s time – when there no Twitter, texting, or even telephones – the fastest way to reach his troops around the world was via telegraph. To avoid paying a hefty charge, Booth would simply send one-word messages. One such message conveyed best what The Salvation Army was – and still is – all about: “others.” Antunovich & Associates and Bulley & Andrews will be recognized as The “Others” award recipients for 2019.

Funds raised at the Civic Luncheon strengthen The Salvation Army’s work of sheltering the homeless, rehabilitating the addicted, rescuing the trafficked, feeding the hungry, empowering the under-resourced, and providing for victims of disaster.

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