Featured Event - Illinois Venture Capital Association
Featured Event: 2021 IVCA Annual Awards presented by Kirkland & Ellis LLP

2021 IVCA Awards - December 6, 2021


IVCA is pleased to announce the in-person 2021 IVCA Awards Dinner, presented by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, will take place on Monday, December 6, 2021! As in past years, we present our industry with our annual Awards:

  • Richard J. Daley Award - Linda L. Darragh, Kellogg School of Management Emerita
  • The Fellows Award - Rocco J. Martino, OceanM19
  • Venture Capital Portfolio Company of the Year Award - Factor
  • Private Equity Portfolio Company of the Year Award - Option Care Health

In an effort to ensure the comfort and safety of our attendees, we have limited the number of tables available at this year's event and this will be an IVCA Members Only event.

Due to this limit, all sponsorships and table maximums have been met. 

IVCA Members only may purchase Individual tickets HERE.  Any issues purchasing tickets, please contact Kathy Pyne at [email protected].

Please note:  We ask that only vaccinated individuals attend this years event.  Masking policy per City of Chicago guidance will be observed.

Date:  Monday December 6, 2021
Time:  5:30pm - 9:30pm
Location:  The Four Seasons
120 E Delaware Street
IVCA thanks this year's Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor:  Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Cocktail Reception Sponsor:  White & Case LLP
Platinum Sponsors:   Financial Investments Corp / Concentric Equity Partners: KRD - Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond; and PwC
Gold Sponsors:   50 South Capital, Adams Street Partners, Baker Tilly, EY, Frontenac, Growth Catalyst Partners, GTCR, Kellogg School of Management, Locke Lord LLP, Madison Dearborn Partners, Mayer Brown, McDermott Will & Emery, NEA, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, Northern Trust, OCA Ventures, OceanM19, Origin Ventures, Plante Moran, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Prairie Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Pritzker Private Capital, RSM US LLP, Shore Capital Partners, Thoma Bravo, Vedder Price

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".

Previous Awardees who have been honored in past years can be found on the following pages: