20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans

Celebrating the 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans


The "20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans" Gala 2018 took place on September 27, 2018, at Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie. Meet the honorees and view photos from the event below!

 A special thank you to all of our event sponsors, with out you none of this could have happened!



Visionary Sponsors

Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation

Jim & Kay Mabie


Catalyst Sponsor

The Mershad Family


Influencer Sponsors

Jefferies Financial

The Frank Kass Family

The Rick Kirk Family

The Owens Foundation


Champion Sponsors



The Chicago Cubs

Chicago Innovation Awards


Amy & Peter Kadens

Kirkland & Ellis with Linda and Dennis Myers

Porcaro Stolarek Mete Partners, LLC

Bala Ragothaman & Daniel Newman


In-Kind Sponsors

AmTrav Corporate Travel


Big Ten Network

The Chicago White Sox

City Winery

Kathy and Michael Gregg

Kathleen Hinkel Photography

Marcel Digital

Mica Matsoff

Jon Reinsdorf

The Ritz-Carlton

United Center

Collin Williams & Leslie Vickrey