2015 Global Leadership Awards Dinner

Lester Crown was honored at the 2015 Global Leadership Award Dinner for his extraordinary contributions to the city, the nation, and the world, and for his visionary leadership as chairman of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs for more than 10 years.

Each year, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs honors distinguished individuals for their outstanding achievements in the realms of international relations, global thought leadership, and philanthropy. The Global Leadership Awards Dinner is a highlight of  the Council’s annual calendar.

The following individuals, companies, and organizations joined together to support the 2015 Global Leadership Awards Dinner in honor of Lester Crown:


The Crown Family
Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Janet and Craig Duchossois
Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer
Max and Jim Farrell
Mary and Paul J. Finnegan
Jim Gordon, The Edgewater Funds
Kenneth Griffin
John F. and Mary Manley 
Craig C. Martin, Jenner & Block LLP
Suzanne and Michael Moskow
Wendy and Hank Paulson
Margot and Tom Pritzker Family Foundation
Kimberly Querrey and Louis Simpson
Anne and Chris Reyes
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation 
Patrick and Shirley Ryan
Michael J. Sacks, GCM Grosvenor
Marjorie and Louis B. Susman
Jackie and Glenn Tilton
Byron and Tina Trott
Miles D. White, Abbott
Leah Joy Zell, The Joy Foundation


Allstate Insurance Company
BMO Harris Bank
Neil Bluhm and The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation
Rita and John Canning
Francie Comer
William M. Daley and Bernadette Keller
Kent and Liz Dauten, Keystone Capital
Richard and Gail Elden
John R. Ettelson, William Blair & Company
Michael and Jacky Ferro
Cindy and Chris Galvin
General Dynamics
Goldman Sachs
J. Douglas Gray, Marshall Street Capital
John H. Krehbiel, Jr.
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Holly and John Madigan
McDonald’s Corporation
Joanie and Andy McKenna
Mesirow Financial
Joan and Charles Moore
Cathy and Bill Osborn
John W. Rogers, Jr., Ariel Investments
RoundTable Healthcare Partners
Dona and Sam Scott
Carole and Gordon Segal
Sidley Austin Foundation 
Gillian and Robert K. Steel

Dinner Hosts >

John F. and Mary Manley

Dinner Chairs >

The Honorable Louis B. Susman
Former US Ambassador to the Court of Saint James's

Glenn F. Tilton
Executive Vice Chairman, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs