2017 Chicago Consular Corps Gala

A Tribute to Our Global Partners

World Business Chicago and Chicago Sister Cities International hosted the Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners, on December 8, 2017 at Hilton Chicago.

This annual Gala is Chicago’s premier international event honoring the Chicago Consular Corps (CCC)—an international group of Consulates, Consulates General and Honorary Consulates representing 86 countries around the world, and celebrating the longstanding relationship between the city and the Consular Corps.

More than 600 guests attend the black-tie event, which raises nearly $1 million each year to support the work of World Business Chicago, Chicago Sister Cities International and the Chicago Consular Corps scholarships to the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ms. Amy Rule, and the Dean of the CCC, the Honorable Patricia Maza-Pittsford and Mr. Philip Pittsford, serve as Honorary Chairs.

“This event showcases why Chicago is a global city. We are proud to be the hosts of this event and to honor the consulates, as well as our award winners for their work representing Chicago as an international city.”

 

– Leroy Allala, Executive Director, Chicago Sister Cities International

We Proudly Pay Tribute to 2017’s Honorees

2017 GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago

CHICAGO LEGACY AWARD

Steven Koch, Former Deputy Mayor, City of Chicago

2017 CORPORATE AMBASSADOR AWARD

CIBC
Accepted by Larry D. Richman, President and CEO, CIBC Bank USA
SEVP & Group Head, US Region

2017 CHICAGONEXT AWARD

Blue1647
Accepted by Emile Cambry
Founder and CEO

2017 CHICAGO SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Kathleen Borland
Chair, Social Services Committee

2017 Photos