Norman R. Bobins and ITW Honored at 2018 Civic Federation Awards Luncheon

June 21, 2018

The Civic Federation’s Annual Civic Awards Luncheon, now in its 36th year, recognizes civic leadership in Chicago. Named for the Federation’s founding members, the Lyman J. Gage Award and the Addams-Palmer Award recognize the outstanding civic contributions of Chicago individuals and institutions.

The 2018 Civic Awards Luncheon honored Norman R. Bobins, Vice Chairman, CIBC US Region, with the Lyman J. Gage Award for Outstanding Civic Contribution by a Chicagoan. In addition to his many career accomplishments, Mr. Bobins remains committed to numerous cultural, civic and philanthropic institutions and has previously served on the Board of Education of the City of Chicago.

ITW received the Addams-Palmer Award for Exemplary Civic Involvement by a Chicago Institution for its focus on long-term investments, charitable giving and volunteerism in the areas of STEM education, disaster relief and community aid, among others. E. Scott Santi, Chief Executive Officer, ITW, accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

On Tuesday, June 19, Illinois’ business, civic and government leaders gathered at the Hilton Chicago to celebrate the civic achievements of both honorees. The ITW David Speer Academy Pride Battalion Color Guard presented the colors at the beginning of the event. Illinois Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan opened the program, delivering the annual salutation address, followed by presentation of the awards featuring videos highlighting the honorees’ achievements.

The Civic Federation greatly appreciates the leadership of event co-chairs David R. Casper, Lester Crown, Ilene S. Gordon, Andrew J. McKenna, Michael J. Sacks, Maurice Smith and Scott C. Swanson, as well as the generous support of all who attended.

To learn more about the outstanding civic contributions Mr. Bobins and ITW have made to the Chicago region, please watch the videos below.

The Civic Federation of Chicago: A Tribute to Norman R. Bobins from Civic Federation on Vimeo.


The Civic Federation of Chicago: A Tribute to ITW from Civic Federation on Vimeo.

Awards luncheon photos by Mike Kelly.