Virtual Event Stream

Thank you for joining us

It has been 20 years since 9-11-01 and the threats to our liberty continue to exist. The enemies our country faces are real and the unseen wounds of combat over the last two decades are substantive. Our U.S. Navy SEALs have been vital to the defense of our country, and they continue to protect our freedoms every day.

For this reason, Anna and I hope you will join us at the 10th Annual Navy SEAL Foundation Midwest Evening of Tribute. We are excited to honor our friend, David Herro, Chief Investment Officer, International Equities at Harris Associates, LP, as our 2021 Patriot Award Recipient and hear remarks from George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States.

Our Naval Special Warfare warriors take the fight to the enemy in every corner of the globe to protect us here at home. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides a comprehensive set of programs specifically designed to reduce the stressors associated with life in Naval Special Warfare. The event on September 14th will ensure we can support our warriors and their families from all they have endured and into the coming years.

In closing, this will be an exceptional evening and one we hope you will not miss.

Anna & Greg Brown
2021 Event Chairs

Thank you to our sponsors


Anna & Greg Brown


Kenneth C. Griffin
Anna & Greg Brown
Veronica & Bob Loquercio
Lydia & Patrick G. Ryan, Jr.
Shirley & Patrick G. Ryan, Sr.


Jay Franke & David Herro
Richard S. Holson, III
Guarantee Trust Life
Insurance Company
Kristen Hertel & Muneer Satter
Sandi & Bill Strong
Diane & Richard Templer
The Lakonishok & Teuscher Families


Liz & David Chandler
Crown Family Philanthropies
Janet & Craig Duchossois
GCM Grosvenor
Katie & Brent Gledhill
The Grainger Foundation
Rachel Kohler & Mark Hoplamazian
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Cindy & Bob Mayo
Mayo Family Charities
Motorola Solutions
Megan & Dan O’Keefe
Pritzker Military Foundation
on behalf of Pritzker Military
Museum & Library
Ryan Specialty Group
Sanmina Corporation
Jaime & Dr. Chris Stephenson
Dr. Stacie & Richard J Stephenson
The Viola Foundation


Betsie & Bill Berrien
Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation
Rita & John Canning
CME Group
Cold Bore Capital
Cressey & Company
Dr. Iliana Sweis Cressey &
Mr. Bryan Cressey
The Cynthia Elkins Foundation
Cindy & Chris Galvin
Christina & Amb. Ron Gidwitz
Andrea & James Gordon
Sue & Terry Graunke
Annie & Gregory K. Jones
Susan Crown & William Kunkler
Elaine & Ken Langone
Diane & Robert Levy
Lori & Mike Milken
Shelley & Brett Paschke
The Phil Purcell Family
PJT Partners
Stephen M. Scherr
The Ted Schwartz Family Foundation
Jill & Rob Selati
Karen & Jon Skinner
Kathleen & Jim Skinner
Sue & Tim Sullivan
Trading Planes, Inc.
William Blair
Winston & Strawn
Robin & Mike Zafirovski
Sergio Zepeda


AAR Corp.
Amy & Ken Aldridge
Mark Angelson
Mary Clare & James Anstrand
Ariel Investments
Gretchen J. Augustyn
Bank of America
The Bayer Family Foundation
Lori & Jay Bergman
Linda Breakie
Richard Chera
Christopher B. Burke Engineering
Elizabeth Cook
James Crouthamel
Carol & Robert Deitch
James and Catherine
Denny Foundation
Allison & Rick Elfman
Shannon Connell & Frank Finn
Mary & Paul Finnegan
The Foglia Family Foundation
Goldman Sachs
The Anna Fridman & Al Goldstein
Family Fund
Yvette & Lou Klobuchar
The Lavin Family Foundation
Sue & Richard Masson
Kerryann & Joe Minton
Elizabeth & Randy Pyle
Jerry Reinsdorf
Jeanne & John W. Rowe
Melissa Silver & Ricky Sandler
Courtney & Kevin Toller
Underwriters Laboratories
Cate & Rick Waddell
Pamela & David Waud
Kim & Norm Wesley


Christine & AJ Acierno
LeeAnn & Steven Van Amburgh
Elizabeth & Greg Barr
John Bearce, Riverfront Automart
Robert Bensman
Phil Bierman
Karen & Norman Blake
BMO Harris
Nicole & Eli Boufis
Brian Brady
Thomas Brotski
Rada & Matt Burdeen
William Butler
Patrick T. Canning
Peter Crist
Jefferson DeAngelis
Chris Deveny, JPMorgan Chase
Siobhan & Alec Dike
Charles Edelstein
Dr. Marc S. Feldstein
Ferrari Lake Forest
Kevin Flood
Donna & Anders Gustaffson
Mark Hacker
Josh Hale
Peter Hamilton
Amy & James Kane
Scott Kaspar
Lindy & Mike Keiser
Michael Kelleher
Deborah & John Larson
Barbara & Laurens Leffingwell
Kathy & Paul Liska
Cheryl Marchese
Keith Meister
Jamie Metcalf
Raju Prasad
Andrew Ramsey
Joan & Mark Rose
Brandon Rosner
Brad Smith
Jesse Sullivan
Wanda & Don Tracy
Ken Viellieu
William Wagasy
Doug Wagner
Alan Warms
Mike Wozniak
Aaron Yaffa
Maria & Robert Zec