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About Honors Gala

Get ready to put your best foot forward and join us for our annual fundraising event, the Honors Gala! We're thrilled to invite you to our reimagined annual fundraising tradition in a brand-new, electrifying venue. 

Morgan Manufacturing
401 North Morgan, Chicago, IL

Parking Information
It is recommended to take a cab or rideshare service to the venue. If driving, there is no onsite parking at the venue. We recommend using parking lots and garages in the vicinity, including:

  • 1029 W. Carroll Ave.
  • 333 N. Green St.

Schedule of Events

Time Activity
4:30–5:30 p.m. VIP Reception (Invite Only)
5:30–6:30 p.m. Networking Reception
6:30–8:15 p.m. Dinner & Awards Program
8:15–10 p.m. Music & Dancing


Break out your hottest sneakers because this year's event is dressy — with a twist. The event is not black tie and we encourage attendees to consider dressy attire that is also paired with stylish and comfortable footwear…helping ensure everyone can participate in the dancing and celebration following dinner. This merging of traditional gala dress (formal attire such as suits and dresses) with the unique look of sneakers will add a lively and innovative energy to an extraordinary evening of celebration. (Note that any footwear may be worn; sneakers are encouraged but not required.) 

Check out the FORUM Magazine article on stepping up your style for Honors Gala. 

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The Honors Gala is the perfect opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication of our Honorees who have gone above and beyond, and who truly embody the spirit of our industry. See who's being honored

In addition, this is the primary fundraising event supporting the Association Forum Foundation. Through the Foundation, we raise money to fund scholarships for the empowered leaders of tomorrow. So, let's come together for an unforgettable experience to honor, support, and positively impact the industry we love. Read more about the Foundation.