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Thursday, May 12, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Navy Pier Chicago | 840 E Grand Ave

Lt. Colonels Lonneal and Patty Richardson, Divisional Commander and Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries, invite you to the annual Civic Luncheon. This event is in celebration of The Salvation Army’s programs and services, and will honor the recipients of The Salvation Army’s prestigious William Booth Award and “Others” award. Honorees are recognized on an annual basis because they exemplify the spirit of our founder, William Booth, by putting others first.

We are pleased to honor Jeanne & Marc Malnati with The William Booth Award and Tony Medlin of the Chicago Bears for “The Others” award at the 2022 event.

*Deadline to Register: April 25th, 2022*

Register Here

Sponsorship Levels


 

William Booth Award

Marc and Jeanne Malnati


Others Awards

Tony Medlin

of the Chicago Bears  


Keynote Speaker

Kurt Warner

2x NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP Pro Football Hall of Fame


About Kurt Warner

While the football narrative of NFL quarterback Kurt Warner reads like a rags-to-riches Hollywood script, it is the story of a man filled with dignity, class, and undeniable faith that captured the imagination of the sports world and beyond. In 1999, Warner defied logic by emerging from obscurity to lead the St. Louis Rams to a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV. In that same year, he was named the NFL and Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. He led the Rams to two additional playoff appearances – including another Super Bowl - and received Pro Bowl honors for three consecutive years (1999-2001). He also was one of a few NFL players to be recognized with two NFL MVP awards, receiving his second after the 2001 season. In 2008, he led the Cardinals to their first-ever Super Bowl berth, was voted to his fourth Pro Bowl, and surpassed several Cardinals’ franchise records including touchdowns, attempts, completions, completion percentage, and passer rating.

After a record-laden 12-year career, Warner retired from the NFL following the 2009 season. Warner reached the pinnacle of success on the field but, his gridiron accomplishments pale in comparison to the dedication he devotes to the community. In 2001, Kurt and his wife Brenda established the First Things First Foundation, a non-profit public charity dedicated to impacting lives in a lasting way by promoting Christian values, sharing experiences and providing opportunities to encourage everyone that all things are possible when people seek to put first things first. First Things First’s outreach includes hosting annual weeklong trips to Disney World for children in medical crisis and their families; rewarding hard-working single mothers who achieve the dream of homeownership; and raising over $875,000 for rebuilding efforts after the 2008 Midwest floods.

In 2012, Kurt and Brenda founded Treasure House, a Christian-based supported living community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Treasure House offers an affordable residential opportunity to cultivate independence with the appropriate resources. Warner’s off-the-field accolades include the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, The Good Guy Award from the Pro Football Writers Association, USA WEEKEND’s Most Caring Athlete, and Sports Illustrated-Best Role Model. In 2017 Warner was given the ultimate praise in professional football when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. To encapsulate all of this, Warner inked a deal with Lionsgate Films to bring his life story to the big screen with producers Kingdom Studios at the helm. The movie titled American Underdog, was released in theatres December 2021

All proceeds from Civic benefit more than 50 programs to help those in need without discrimination across Chicagoland.

 

For more information, contact

Keri Shay at 773 - 205 - 3515

or

Keri.Shay@usc.salvationarmy.org