2014 Visionary Awards Dinner


The first annual Visionary Awards Dinner honors distinguished persons who embody McCormick’s core values and vision for the future, and are agents of transformational change.

The inaugural event, co-chaired by Elizabeth Foster and Sara Pfaff, will be held at the Casino Club on Friday October 24, 2014 with a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner and program beginning at 6:45 p.m. 

This October, we will honor Rev. Dr. John M. Buchanan, Pastor Emeritus of Fourth Presbyterian Church, editor of the Christian Century, moderator of the 208th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), an author, speaker and visionary leader in progressive Christian thought and ministry. 


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Register for the dinner today!

Single event tickets are $250* and will support McCormick's annual fund.

Table (tables of 8) sponsorships are $3,500, $5,000 and $10,000  

Organizational sponsorships are $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000

For more information, please contact Sharia Battle at sbattle@mccormick.edu or 773.947.6283. 

*Discount tickets are available for those registering for McCormick Days

Many thanks to our individual and organizational sponsors. 


Fourth Presbyterian


Second Presbyterian Church


Northern Trust


Ice Miller Legal Counsel


Quattro FPO Solutions


Current Tchnologies Corporation (CTC)

Table Sponsors

Angel, $10,000
The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago
Ellen C. and Paul C. Gignilliat
Margaret S. Hart
Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, in honor of Dr. Bill Enright

Benefactor, $5,000
Megan P. and John L. Anderson
Robert W. Crawford, Jr. (2)
Elizabeth Foster and Michael Walsh
Jean and James A. McClung
Northern Trust
Sara and Christopher Pfaff

Patron, $3,500
Martha and George C. Bermingham
Sandy and Peter J. Cochrane
Ronald G. Cruikshank
Jim Detterick
Terry and Sam Evans
Vivian Leith and Stewart S. Hudnut 
Frank and Michelle Yamada

Friend, $1,000
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Boneham
Covenant UCC
FPO Quattro
Ice Miller
Barbara J. and P. Douglas Kindschi
Rick and Martha Sabol
Suzanne Haraburd and David G. Strom
Richard and Ella Strubel
Linda B. and Christopher Valentine
Abby Zanarini and Don Funk


$5,000 and above
Verne and Judy Istock
Bob and Karol Karlblom

$1,000 to $4,999
Lisa and Alyn Dagher
First Presbyterian Church, Lake Forest

$500 to $999
Current Technologies Corporation (CTC)
Lynn and Jim McClure

$100 to $499
Margaret G. Cruikshank
Paula S. and Theodore Hiebert
Deborah J. Kapp and Anthony T. Ruger
Margarett F. and Sam S. McKeel, in honor of Dr. Buchanan
Liz and Jeff Sharp

Special thanks also to:
Casino Club
Frost Lighting
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers