8th Annual Social Justice Award Gala

We know our community houses unsung heroes in the cause of justice. On Saturday, April 29, the McKinley Foundation will honor four such heroes at its 8th Annual Social Justice Awards Gala. This year’s honorees are:

  • Aadeel Akhtar – Student
  • MakerGirl – Student Organization
  • Lorianne Bauer – Community Individual
  • East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center – Community Organization

We will kick off the evening’s festivities with a reception at 5:30 PM. While enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres, get to know more about the winners and the runners up as they will be presenting displays on their work and organizations. You can also bid on myriad dining and entertainment options during the silent auction.

At 6:30 PM dinner and the program will begin. We are especially pleased to have University of Illinois Chancellor Robert J. Jones, PhD, as our keynote speaker. And our own Assata Zerai, Associate Chancellor for Diversity and Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois, will emcee the evening’s program.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Ramshaw Real Estate

Hawk Energy Solutions, LLC

Busey Bank / Busey Wealth Management
F.E. Moran Security Solutions
Kinsel & Sons Roofing Consultants