If you are unable to attend or would like to offer additional support, please consider making a donation.

Registration has been closed.


The 2020 Impact Awards honors local leaders for their commitment to improving the lives of women and girls in the Chicago region by supporting basic rights and equal opportunities.


Chicago Foundation for Women has been monitoring updates regarding COVID-19
and is taking guidance from the CDC and both the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago health departments and leadership.

In an effort to protect the safety and well-being of the community at large, we are canceling the 2020 Impact Awards.
We will send updates via email, through our website and social channels, when available.

If you have any questions about the 2020 Impact Awards, please feel free to contact Chicago Foundation for Women at 312.577.2801.


March 18, 2020 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

Reception to follow award ceremony with exclusive access to the exhibits.

Parking Information
Public parking is conveniently located one block north of the Museum at Clark and LaSalle Streets; enter on Stockton Drive.

Cost: $10 with Museum validation. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards are accepted. Specially located spots are reserved for persons using mobility devices.

Call 312.642.4600 for more information.


Image of Wendy Pollack

Image of Christina Frasik

Image of Neha Gill

Image of Colette Payne

Image of Imani Rupert-Gordon

To make a gift in honor of a nominee, or for more information on the nominees,
visit their respective pages by clicking on their photos above.

If you are unable to attend or would like to offer additional support, please consider making a donation.

Registration has been closed.


Selection Committee Chair
Brooke Skinner Ricketts

Selection Committee
Lauren Birchlove
Sondra Berman Epstein
Corliss Garner
Adolfo Hernandez
Hoda Katebi
Jeanine Meola


Impact Sponsors

Marcena W. Love

Action Sponsors
ACLU of Illinois
Patricia Carey
Sunny Fischer

Advocacy Sponsors
The Alford Group
Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters
Jennifer Coyne
Julia Goebel/Benefit Express
Nancy Juda and Jens Brasch
Gail and Harry Ludewig
Hedy Ratner

Donations of $1,000+
Good Heart Work Smart
Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund


Official Radio Partner

Official Airline of Chicago Foundation for Women

Southwest Airlines


Please consider joining us as a sponsor of the Impact Awards!

Donations of $500 or more provide the opportunity
to include a message in the event program book.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits,
contact Ilda Lagunas at ilagunas@cfw.org or 312.577.2810.