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Tribute to Achievement 2021

As the world continues to rapidly change, one thing remains certain. Girl Scouts has never been more relevant—or important—than it is today. We’re experiencing a global moment when leadership, compassion, and resilience are needed more than ever. Building those qualities in girls is what Girl Scouts does best.

For more than 30 years, the Tribute to Achievement dinner has brought together corporate and community leaders, showcased the power of Girl Scouts, and raised critical funds in support of our programming.

Though we are not able to gather together in person for this year’s Tribute to Achievement dinner, the need to support girls remains. We invite you to join us virtually and hear when our girls, honorees and special guests had their powerful, defining moment that collided in a break-through that changed their life’s trajectory - The Moment It Matters.

Please join us live online on March 11 to support the critical work of Girl Scouts and sustain access to leadership and formative experiences for every girl in our community.

We are honored to recognize our awardees who have made the world a better place by advancing opportunities for girls and women:

For questions or more information, please contact Holly Johnson at hjohnson@girlscoutsgcnwi.org or 312-912-6329.


Special Thank You to Our Sponsors


PREVIOUS HONOREES

Luminary Award
  • 2019 Kelly Grier, EY US Chairman and Managing Partner, Americas Managing Partner
  • 2018 Karen Case, Executive Managing Director and President, US Commercial Real Estate for CIBC
  • 2017 Cheryl Burton, Anchor, ABT7 Chicago
  • 2016 Wendy Davidson, President, U.S. Specialty Channels, Kellogg Company
  • 2015 Ilene Gordon, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ingredion Incorporated
  • 2014 Maria Green, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Illinois Tool Works
  • 2013 Patricia Hemingway Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer, BlueCross Blue Shield Illinois/HCS
  • 2012 Anne R. Pramaggiore, President and Chief Operating Officer, ComEd
  • 2011 Doris Christopher, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The Pampered Chef
  • 2010 Mellody Hobson, Ariel Investments
  • 2009 Connie Lindsey, Executive Vice President, The Northern Trust Company
  • 2008 Ellen Costello, Chief Executive Officer, Harris Bankcorp, Inc.
  • 2007 Brenda Barnes, Chairman & CEO, Sara Lee Corporation
  • 2006 Cathy Coughlin, President & CEO, AT & T Midwest
  • 2005 Andrea Zopp, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  • 2004 Emily L. Barr, President and General Manager of ABC 7 Chicago
  • 2003 Ellen Carnahan, William Blair Capital Partners, L.L.C.
  • 2002 Pamela B. Strobel, Exelon Corporation
  • 2001 Deborah L. DeHaas, Arthur Andersen
  • 2001 Betsy D. Holden, Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • 2000 Renee S. Crown
  • 1999 Sheila A. Penrose, The Northern Trust Company
  • 1998 Jane J. Thompson, Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  • 1997 Judith A. Sprieser, Sara Lee Corporation
  • 1996 Kathleen G. Murray, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • 1995 Jewel Lafontant-Mankarious
  • 1993 Honorable Lynn Martin
  • 1992 Debora de Hoyos, Mayer, Brown & Platt
  • 1991 Honorable James R. Thompson
Corporate Appreciation Award
  • 2019 EXELON
  • 2018 KPMG
  • 2017 Deloitte
  • 2016 Navigant
  • 2015 The PrivateBank
  • 2014 NiSource
  • 2013 McDonald’s
  • 2012 Nielsen
  • 2011 BlueCross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • 2010 Motorola
  • 2009 Kraft Foods
  • 2008 Baxter International Inc.
  • 2007 ComEd, An Exelon Company
  • 2005 The Northern Trust
  • 2004 The Boeing Company
  • 2003 The Committee of 200 (C200)
  • 2002 ABN AMRO / LaSalle Bank
  • 2001 R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
  • 2000 Arthur Andersen
  • 1999 Andersen Consulting
  • 1998 Ameritech Corporation
  • 1997 Bank of America
  • 1996 Amoco Corporation
  • 1995 Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Girl Scout's Own Award
  • 2018 Sidney Dillard
  • 2016 Carla Michelotti
  • 2014 Connie L. Lindsey
  • 2013 Jeanne Reynolds
  • 2011 Monica Weed
  • 2006 Portia Owen Morrison
  • 2002 Sylvia Radov
  • 1998 Dr. Cozette E. Buckney
Foundation Appreciation Award
  • 2006 Polk Bros. Foundation
  • 2004 Alcoa Foundation
  • 2000 Sara Lee Foundation
ToGetHerThere Award
  • 2017 Carole Segal, Co-Founder, Crate and Barrel
  • 2015 Loop Capital
  • 2013 Deloitte
Centennial Award
  • 2012 Motorola Solutions Foundation
World's Strongest Girl Award
  • 2011 Leo Burnett USA 
Special Award
  • 1992 Honorable Carol Mosley Braun