Global Leadership Awards Dinner 2019

Frederick H. Waddell, Retired Chairman and CEO, Northern Trust; Ambassador Susan C. Schwab, Strategic Advisor, Mayer Brown, LLP; Professor, University of Maryland; David Miliband, President and CEO of International Rescue Committee

Each year, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs holds a Global Leadership Awards Dinner to honor distinguished individuals for their outstanding achievements in the realms of international relations, global thought leadership, and philanthropy. This prestigious fundraising event is a highlight of the Council’s annual calendar. Join the Council to celebrate these honorees who have dedicated themselves to bettering lives through philanthropy and activism.

Chicago Honoree

Frederick H. Waddell, Retired Chairman and CEO, Northern Trust

National Honoree

Susan Schwab, Strategic Advisor, Mayer Brown, LLP; Professor, University of Maryland; Former US Trade Representative

Global Honoree

David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

COCHAIRS ($50,000)
The Crown Family
The Duchossois Group
GCM Grosvenor
John F. and Mary Manley
Northern Trust
Bill and Cathy Osborn
Pam and David ‘Duke’ Reyes
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan and Family
Leah Joy Zell, The Joy Foundation

VICE CHAIRS ($25,000)
ComEd, an Exelon Company
Mary and Paul Finnegan
Cindy and Chris Galvin
Becky and Lester Knight
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Holly and John Madigan
Susan and Bob Morrison
Suzanne and Michael Moskow
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Margot and Thomas Pritzker Family Foundation
Dona and Sam Scott
The Segal Family Foundation
Liz Stiffel
Ambassador Louis and Marjorie Susman
Catherine M. and Frederick H. Waddell

PATRONS ($10,000)
BDT & Company, LLC
Caterpillar, Inc.
Diamond Family Foundation and Evans Food Group 
John R. Ettelson, William Blair & Company
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Jim Gordon, The Edgewater Funds
Grant Thornton
J. Douglas Gray, Marshall Street Capital
Harris Family Foundation
Koch Family Foundation
Andrew McKenna
Joan and Charles Moore, The Banc Funds Company
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Dr. Scholl Foundation
Sidley Austin
Adele Simmons
The Vistria Group

List information as of October 11, 2019

For information about sponsorship, please contact Susan Kahan, director of major gifts, at or +1 312-821-7548.

Speaker Bio

Dinner Hosts >

John F. and Mary Manley

Dinner Chairs >

E. Scott Santi, Chairman and CEO, ITW
William A. Osborn, Retired Chairman and CEO, Northern Trust Corporation