Honors Gala: Recognizing Excellence

Every year, we come together to celebrate and honor an exemplary group of association professionals at the Honors Gala. Honors Gala is a celebratory tradition for Chicagoland associations and the premier fundraising event for the Association Forum Foundation. 

June 23, 2022
Chicago Marriott Downtown—Magnificent Mile
540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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Honors Awards

Association Forum’s 2022 Honors Awards program provides accolades and recognition to three outstanding association professionals and at least one supplier partner member of Association Forum for their outstanding achievements in advancing the association management profession.

The carefully selected group of high-performing professionals are honored and celebrated during Forum Forward on June 23, 2022, and formally recognized during the Honors Gala on June 23 at the Chicago Marriott Hotel.


Association Forum Foundation

The Honors Gala supports the Association Forum Foundation. Association Forum's Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) organization from the Association Forum. It was founded in 1987 with the purpose of enhancing the Association Forum's programs and services through new education, research and scholarship initiatives.

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2022 Honors Gala Steering Committee

Danielle Bauer, CAE  Katie Callahan-Giobbi
Norma Castrejon, CAE  Kim FitzSimmons, CAE 
Lori Granich, MBA, RDN, CAE Gary LaBranche, FASAE, CAE
Kari Messenger CMP, DES  Anthony Molino 
Sheila Provenzano, MS, DES  Steve Smith, CAE 
Mark Vaughn, FASAE   


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