Awards & Laureates
Colonel Pritzker and the TAWANI Foundation have received many honors and accolades for a consistent philanthropic commitment aimed at bettering the lives of individuals in all walks of life and building stronger, more vibrant communities.
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago – Hometown Hero “Trailblazer” Award
The YWCA’s annual Leader Luncheon honors women and mentors for outstanding achievement in their chosen career fields and one woman for her commitment to racial justice. The YWCA’s Leader Luncheon is one of Chicago’s most prestigious salutes to exceptional leaders.
University of Toronto – Bonham Centre Award
In 2016, Colonel Pritzker was a recipient of a Bonham Centre Award, which honors an individual or group for having made a distinguished contribution to the public understanding of sexual diversity in Canada. The center’s mandate as a center of research and learning means that they prioritize contributions that have been educational in the broadest sense of that term.
U.S. Department of Defense – Spirit of Hope Award
Colonel Pritzker was recognized with the 2016 Spirit of Hope Award. In the words of Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, this award honors “American heroes who have selflessly supported the troops around the world, true embodiments of the values of Bob Hope, the legendary entertainer for whom the award is named.”
Landmarks Illinois – Legendary Landmarks Award
Colonel Pritzker was an honoree of the Legendary Landmarks Award from Landmarks Illinois. Since 2006, Landmarks Illinois has honored nearly 40 individuals, families and corporations for helping shape Chicago’s civic and cultural skyline.