Congregational and Partner Awards
At the Annual Membership Assembly, Community Renewal Society recognizes leaders, congregations and legislators for their exceptional commitment to addressing racism and poverty.
John Purdy, Sr. Memorial Leadership Award: presented to a person who embodies the meaning of justice and faith in action.
City on the Hill Award: presented to a church that has been at the forefront of our work, turning out to events and intentionally building power to move the CRS Platform for Renewal.
Partner Award: presented to individuals who embody extraordinary partnership in any of our campaigns.
Legislative Lighthouse: recognizes a trailblazer and intentional legislative partner who championed the issues affecting our communities.
Memorial/Cloud of Witness Award: honors CRS leaders who put their faith in action during their lifetime.
John Purdy, Sr. Memorial Leadership Award – Terris "Terry" Clark
City on the Hill Award – Third Unitarian Church of Chicago
Legislative Lighthouse Award – State Senator Daniel Biss (D-9)
Partner Award – American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU)
John Purdy, Sr. Memorial Leadership Award – Cindy Greenwood & Karlos Lloyd
City on the Hill Award – Arlington Heights Faith in Action Team (St. John UCC, Southminster Presbyterian, First UMC, St. James Catholic Church, Our Savior Lutheran, Congregational UCC)
Legislative Lighthouse Award – Rep. David Harris
Memorial/Cloud of Witness Award – Marge Frens & Gale Lewis
John Purdy, Sr. Memorial Leadership Award – Mazell Sykes
City on the Hill Award – Shiloh Baptist Church, Waukegan
Legislative Lighthouse Award – Rep. Camille Lilly
Partner Award – UMC Chicago Urban Strategy
John Purdy, Sr. Memorial Leadership Award – Rev. Eddie L. Knox, Jr., D. Min., Pullman Presbyterian & Teleza Rogers, Way of Life International Church, FORCE member.
City on the Hill Award – Southminster Presbyterian Church
Legislative Lighthouse Award – Representative Kelly Cassidy
Partner Award – Beth Johnson, Cabrini Green Legal Aid/ Sam Tuttle, Heartland Alliance
John Purdy, Sr. Memorial Leadership Award – Christina Rice
City on the Hill Award – New Landmark Missionary Baptist Church
Legislative Lighthouse Award – Senator Don Harmon
Partner Award – Ali Abid, Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice
John Purdy, Sr. Memorial Leadership Award – Marlon Chamberlain
City on the Hill Award – Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Public Servant Lighthouse Award – Representative LaShawn K. Ford
John Purdy Sr. Memorial Leadership Award - Father Larry Dowling
City on the Hill Award - Kingdom Baptist Church
Public Official Lighthouse Award - Alderman Walter Burnett
John Purdy Sr. Memorial Leadership Award – Rev. Robert Biekman, Southlawn United Methodist Church
City on the Hill Award – Valor Faith Ministries
Public Official Lighthouse Award – Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Michelle Saddler