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The Civic Federation 2009 Awards Luncheon

Honoring Richard L. Thomas and Molex Incorporated

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 4:30pm

The Palmer House Hilton Grand Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois

The 2009 Civic Federation Awards Luncheon recognized the outstanding civic leadership of Richard L. Thomas, retired chairman of First Chicago NBD Corporation, with the Lyman J. Gage Award. Molex Incorporated, a leading supplier of interconnect products, received the Addams-Palmer Award for Exemplary Civic Involvement. Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Martin P. Slark accepted the award on behalf of his company. Over 500 of Chicago's business, civic, and government leaders joined event Co-Chairmen John A. Canning, Jr., Lester Crown, W. James Farrell, Andrew J. McKenna, and John W. Rowe  in honoring Mr. Thomas and Molex. Read more about the Civic Federation awards here.

Award recipients and Luncheon Co-Chairs stand on stage with the awards. (L to R) Co-Chair Lester Crown; Martin P. Slark of Molex Incorporated, recipient of the Addams-Palmer Award; Lyman J. Gage Award recipient Richard L. Thomas; Co-Chair John A. Canning, Jr.; and Civic Federation President Laurence Msall

Illinois State Minority Leader Christine Radogno gives the salutation speech

Civic Federation Board Chairman Thomas J. McNulty updates luncheon attendees on recent Federation initiatives

Richard L. Thomas (center) chats with Civic Federation Board member Alex Rorke (left) and Illinois Student Assistance Commission Executive Director Andrew Davis (right).

Award recipients (L to R) Martin P. Slark of Molex Incorporated and Richard L. Thomas

(L to R) Richard L. Thomas and Luncheon Co-Chair John A. Canning, Jr.

Civic Federation Board Members (L to R) Fred H. Montgomery of Sara Lee Corporation and Carol W. Garnant of Navistar Incorporated

Luncheon attendees fill the Palmer House Hilton's Grand Ballroom