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The Civic Federation's 2021 Annual Civic Awards Virtual Event

Honoring Maurice Smith and Ariel Investments

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 12:00pm


Event co-chairs David R. Casper, Lester Crown, Helene D. Gayle, M.D., Mark, HoppeAndrew J. McKenna and Jennifer W. Steans are pleased to honor MAURICE SMITH, President & CEO, Health Care Service Corporation with the Lyman J. Gage Award for Outstanding Civic Contribution by a Chicagoan and ARIEL INVESTMENTS with the Addams-Palmer Award for Exemplary Civic Involvement by a Chicago Institution. John W. Rogers, Jr., Chair, Co-CEO & Chief Investment Officer, will accept the award on behalf of Ariel Investments.


  • Opening remarks and welcome - Civic Federation President Laurence Msall
  • Salutation address - Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO, Chicago Community Trust
  • Chair's remarks and member recognition - Civic Federation Chair Monica Mueller
  • Presentation of the Addams-Palmer Award to Ariel Investments (accepted by John Rogers) - Andy McKenna
  • Video tribute to Ariel Investments, followed by remarks by John Rogers
  • Presentation of the Lyman Gage Award to Maurice Smith - Dave Casper
  • Video tribute to Maurice Smith, followed by his remarks
  • Keynote discussion - John Rogers and Maurice Smith in conversation with Civic Federation President Laurence Msall
  • Closing remarks - Civic Federation President Laurence Msall

For sponsorship information and online registration, please visit the event page at PJH & Associates' website or contact Briana Wagner at PJH & Associates.

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