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Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) is proud to host our 2020 Annual Awards Dinner celebrating 45 years of Transformative Impact. NHS is a neighborhood revitalization organization committed to helping homeowners and strengthening neighborhoods. Since its inception in 1975, NHS has served over 240,000 families, helping them to buy, fix and keep their homes. NHS partners with families for the entire lifecycle of their homes, educating and preparing them for success.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner and Program
Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago
221 North Columbus Drive

Keynote Speaker


NHS is featuring Chicago’s own Lee Bey speaking on the crucial role of affordable homes in fending off gentrification and promoting social and economic diversity.

Lee Bey is a photographer, writer, lecturer, and consultant, whose work deals in the documentation and interpretation of built environments—and the often complex political, social, and racial forces that shape spaces and places.

Bey is the author of Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side (Northwestern University Press, October 2019)

A Chicago Sun-Times editorial board member, Bey’s writings on architecture and urban design have been featured nationally. An acclaimed photographer, his works have appeared internationally.

Bey served as deputy chief of staff for architecture and urban planning under former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. He is a sought-after expert on architecture, architectural history and the development of cities.

NHS is proud to honor


Transformative Impact Award

Ms. Cruzan will be honored with NHS’ first-ever Transformative Impact Award. U.S. Bank has been a loyal partner in NHS’ work since 1995. The Transformative Impact Award highlights U.S. Bank’s legacy and consistent work in neighborhood restoration and revitalization.


Gale Cincotta Community Visionary Award

NHS established the Gale Cincotta Community Visionary Award to recognize outstanding leadership in efforts to rebuild and strengthen neighborhoods. This year, we will honor Mr. Roldán, CEO of the Hispanic Housing Development Corp., for his consistent efforts to make our communities better places to live in and work. The award honors NHS founder Gale Cincotta’s legacy of advocacy and inspirational leadership on behalf of affordable housing.


Community Impact Award

Ms. Manasseh is being honored for her tireless devotion to the city’s young people. As the founder and executive director of Mothers Against Senseless Killing, Manasseh’s anti-violence activism launched from a violent intersection in Chicago has now inspired a nationwide movement.

Please join the NHS Trustee Committee members and Central Board of Directors in supporting NHS in its 45th year! All funds raised will ensure working-class families are able to live in affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their neighborhoods.



Charles L. Evans (Honorary Co-Chair)
President & CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Mitchell Feiger
Chairman and CEO, Chicago
Fifth Third Bank


Dane Cleven
President & Chairman
Community Savings Bank

Gary S. Collins
Vice Chairman
Old Second National Bank

Marsha Cruzan
Chicago Market President
U.S. Bank

Philip B. Flynn
President & CEO
Associated Bank

Peter Gillespie
President & CEO- Chicago Region
Huntington Bank

Paul Lambert
Market President for Chicago
Bank of America
Steve ‘Mac’ MacLellan
Executive VP – Wealth Management Business
The Northern Trust Company

Alberto Paracchini
Chief Executive Officer
Byline Bank

Larry Richman
President & CEO

Andrew Salk
First Eagle

Eric Smith
Chief Operating Officer
Fifth Third Bank
Peter Stickler
Chief Executive Officer
Inland Bank

Robert Sullivan
Regional President
Fifth Third Bank

Scott Swanson
Regional President Illinois

Steven G. VanDrunen
President & CEO
Providence Bank & Trust

Ed Wehmer
Chief Executive Officer
Wintrust Financial Corporation


Vicky Arroyo
Executive Vice President of Commercial Real Estate
Bank Financial
Steven J. Casey
Associate Director, Grants Management
MacArthur Foundation
Jerry Lumpkins
Director, Metropolitan Banking Real Estate Finance
BMO Harris Bank
Lawrence Grisham
Community Representative
Abraham Lacy
Executive Director
Far South Community Development Corporation
Cynthia Love
Community Representative
Bruce Martin
Sr. Vice President
Community Development Group
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Robert V. McGhee - (Chairperson)
Vice President, Community Development Manager
Don Meyer
Chief Valuations Officer
Cook County Assessor's Office
Michael D. Rodriguez
Community Representative
Matthew Roth - (Treasurer)
Chief Operating Officer
Tony Smith
Community Development Banking
Market Manager
The PNC Financial Services Group
William W. Towns
Executive Director
Benefit Chicago
Angela Hurlock
Executive Director
Claretian Associates, Inc.


Transformative Partner

U.S. Bank

State Farm

Foundation Builders

BMO Harris Bank
Northern Trust

City Builders

Chapman and Cutler LLP
Community Savings Bank
JP Morgan Chase
Republic Bank of Chicago
Wintrust Community Banks

Neighborhood Builders

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
COUNTRY Financial
First Midwest Bank
Huntington Bank
Inland Bank and Trust
Providence Bank & Trust
PurePoint Financial
TCF Bank

Community Partners

Southwest Home Equity Assurance Program

Impact Partner

Chicago Community Load Fund
Chicago Housing Authority
Hoyne Savings Bank

Unable to attend, but still want to make a contribution? Donate now.
For more information, please contact Briana Wagner at or call phone 312-553-2000.