Honors Gala 2017

Honors Gala 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

NEW VENUE: Sheraton Grand Chicago (301 E. North Water St., Chicago, IL 60611)

Schedule at a Glance:

5:30 p..m. - General Reception
6:45 p.m. - Opening Comments
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
8:00 p.m. - Awards Presentation
8:30 - 10 p.m. - Entertainment and Networking
9:30 p.m. - After Glow

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About Honors Gala 2017

Last year, we celebrated Association Forum’s centennial! This year marks the launch of many new endeavors, but some things remain tradition. Honors Gala continues to be a celebratory tradition for Chicagoland associations and the premier fundraising event for the Association Forum Foundation each year.

Expect to see your colleagues, associates and friends as we honor the achievement of our association professional and industry partners. New this year is the venue, where we will have access to a fantastic ballroom and outdoor space, including Chicago’s revitalized Riverwalk! Honors Gala 2017 will be held June 29, a perfect kick-off to Independence Day celebrations. As usual, dress to impress!

We look forward to a bigger and better celebration that salutes our next 100 years!


Association Forum Foundation

The Honors Gala supports the Association Forum Foundation. Association Forum's Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) organization from the Association Forum.

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Steering Committee

Association Forum would also like to recognize the 2017 Honors Gala Steering Committee:

Honors Gala Steering Committee Co-Chairs:

Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Angie Ranalli, CMP
Vice President of Sales – Midwest Region
San Diego Tourism Authority



Tables and individual tickets are available:

  • Individual ticket: $450
  • ½ Table of five (5): $2,500
  • Table of ten (10): $4,500

Table Sponsorship Information:

  • Honors Gala is an exceptional value at $4,500 per table.
  • Goal Partner ($15,000). Includes two premiere tables and logo recognition.
  • Strategic Partner ($10,000). Includes one priority table and logo recognition.
  • Honors Partner ($5,000). Includes one table and logo recognition.

For more information on tickets and tables, please contact Phyllis Scott, manager, business development, at scott@associationforum.org. No refunds will be issued as all funds go to support the Association Forum Foundation. 


For more information on event sponsorship, please contact Karen Gonzales, vice president, business development, at gonzales@associationforum.orgHG17 Sponsorship.pdf

To complete the registration form for Association Forum’s 2017 Honors Gala, click here



Goal Partner



Inspiring Leader Award Partner


VIP Reception Partner


VIP Reception Supporting Partner 



Experience Partner





Strategic Partners













Honors Partners


 Table Purchasers





American College of Healthcare Execs

American Dental Association

American Planning Association





Association Development Solutions

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bespoke Commercial Real Estate




Business Events Canada


Clifton Larson

CRESA Chicago


Experience Columbus





Hyatt Regency Chicago

 Illinois CPA Society


Los Angeles Tourism



Meet Minneapolis

McKinley Advisors

Million Dollar Round Table

National Restaurant Association


San Diego

Society of Actuaries


Turn Around Management

Virginia Beach

Visit Dallas

Visit Salt Lake