Spirit of Life Award Dinner
21 years ago this year, a group of construction and real estate professionals came together to fund City of Hope and the search for a cure for cancer, diabetes and life-threatening illness. Since that time, the Chicago Construction and Real Estate Council for City of Hope has grown to include representatives from all levels of the industry. Each year, the industry group comes together to a gala dinner where the Spirit of Life® Award is award to an industry leader.

The Spirit of Life® Award is City of Hope's most prestigious honor. Along with celebrating City of Hope's Centennial, this year's award will be presented to Mark Dewalt on Thursday, November 21 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago. The Spirit of Life® Award Dinner offers industry professionals a unique combination of networking, socializing, and honoring an important business leader all while raising money for a worthy cause.

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Our Honoree
Mark Dewalt, Principal, Valerio Dewalt Train. Biography is forthcoming.

Dinner Committee Members
John DiCiurcio — Turner Construction
Mike Faron — W.E. O’Neil Construction
Greg Garmisa — WMA Consulting Engineers
Mark Knepper — Office Revolution
Tracy Mathieu
Gene Mojekwu — Matrix Engineers
Jim Nissen — Pepper Construction
Mike Szkatulski — Mesirow Financial Real Estate

Past Recipients
Past recipients include the following Chicago business leaders:
Jim DeStefano
John DiCiurcio
Al Gorman
Hem Gupta
Lamar Johnson
Laurie Healey
Ronald Materick
Mike McInerney
William O’Neil
Jeff Riemer
Dan Ryan
Adrian Smith
Evans Spileos
Steven Stratton
Mike Szkatulski
Myron Warshauer
James Zajac