Honors Gala 2018

Honors Gala 2018

Honors Gala is a celebratory tradition for Chicagoland associations and the premier fundraising event for the Association Forum Foundation each year.

More than 600 attended the Honors Gala in 2017 to celebrate the achievement of our association professionals and industry partners. Join us at a new location in 2018, Marriott Marquis Chicago, where we will honor this years honorees. Also, we will recognize our first organization for demonstrated excellence in creating a Welcoming Environment. We are excited about the tradition of honoring our profession while bringing you new and exciting experiences each year!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Honorees!

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.

Make a Donation


Honors Gala Steering Committee 
Special thanks to the Honors Gala Steering Committee Co-Chairs and entire Steering Committee! 

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President & CEO


Brad Kent, CTA, Co-Chair

Senior Vice President/Chief Sales & Services Officer

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Silent Auction

5:15 - 7:45 p.m.
Bid on four exciting travel packages presented by Choose Chicago, the Atlanta CVB, the Louisville CVB, and Visit Dallas



Tables and individual tickets:

  • Individual ticket: $450
  • ½ Table of five (5): $2,250
  • Table of ten (10): $4,500
  • Please note: All Foundation donations are non-refundable

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.
  • Please note: All Foundation donations are non-refundable

Purchase Now!

For information on table sales, individual tickets and Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Phyllis Scott, Senior Manager,Business Development, scott@associationforum.org


Schedule of Events

Marriott Marquis Chicago
2121 S. Prairie Avenue
June 28, 2018

Networking Reception
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Opening Comments 
6:45 p.m.

Dinner (Music by: Chicago Catz)
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony
8:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Music and Dancing (By: Chicago Catz)
8:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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