Featured Event - Illinois Venture Capital Association
Featured Event: 2018 IVCA Annual Awards Dinner sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP

IVCA Annual Awards Dinner sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP - December 3, 2018


Each year the IVCA celebrates our industry with the Annual Dinner to honor individual members and outstanding companies from the private equity/venture capital community.  The 16th Annual Awards Dinner was held on December 4th at the Four Seasons Chicago.

The 2017 years honorees were:

  • Stanley C. Golder Award – John A. Hatherly, Wynnchurch Capital
  • Richard J. Daley Award – Howard A. Tullman, 1871
  • VC Portfolio Company of the Year – Naurex Inc.
  • PE Portfolio Company of the Year – Kronos Foods Corp.



Why do we honor individuals annually with the Stanley C. Golder Award?  Click here to view an 8 minute movie we had produced about Stan Golder, a pioneer in the VC and PE industry and long considered the "father of private equity in Illinois".

 They join a prestigious group of individuals who have been honored in past years with the following awards:

Events details:

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel
120 E. Delaware Street

Schedule for the evening:

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Cocktail Reception/Networking
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Dinner/Awards Presentation
8:30 p.m. -                  Dessert Reception sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP

 For the 2017 event write up and videos/pictures from the award presentations and event, click here.