We are now accepting nominations for the 2014 Women of Concern Awards! Please download the nomination form HERE
Committee Members Susan Flynn, Daphne Dolan, Peg Lombardo, Sheila McShane, Carol Deely
The Women of Concern Awards was held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. More than 630 guests celebrated the 15th anniversary of Concern’s largest event. We were pleased to honor two extraordinary women, Shirley Welsh Ryan
and Mari Gallagher
. Both women exhibit justice, generosity, and compassion in their work and daily lives.
With the support of our generous donors, the event raised more than $330,000 to fund Concern’s most needed programs in 25 countries across the regions of Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
View photos from the event: click here
We are especially grateful to Event Chairs Peg Lombardo and Cherryl Thomas for their guidance and leadership, and to the devoted committee who helped in countless ways.
Concern US CEO Joseph Cahalan and Shirley Welsh Ryan
We would also like to thank our Emcee Phil Ponce
, Host of Chicago Tonight | WTTW Channel 11; Special Guest Paula Connolly
, Assistant Country Director of Concern Worldwide Afghanistan; and our Auctioneer Steven Zick
, Vice President and Regional Director, Christie’s Fine Art Auctioneers. Thank you to our generous sponsors.
Your contribution allows Concern to provide life-saving resources to move people out of poverty and partner with local communities to enable them to manage their own development.
Kevin & Susan Flynn
Grosvenor Capital Management
Joe & Irene King
Dan Casey & Dolores Connolly
Brendan & Carol Deely
Jim & Kelly McShane
The Perry Family Foundation
University of Notre Dame
Concern Leadership Honoree Mari Gallagher
Art Institute of Chicago
bKL Architecture LLC
James & Margaret Kenny
Lyric Opera of Chicago
McGuire Engineers, Inc.
Mutual of America
Martin Perry & Barbara Williams Perry
Philip H. Corboy Foundation