Partners &
AWARDS

Recognition for our impact and commitment

We’re fortunate to see the positive results of our investments on a regular, firsthand basis. Still, TAWANI Enterprises is pleased for the recognition we receive from our peers and other groups in appreciation of our work. 

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TAWANI ENTERPRISES, INC.
Awards

2016 Evanston billionaire Jennifer Pritzker will be recognized by Landmarks Illinois, a nonprofit that aims to protect state and cultural landmarks, for her dedication to the preservation and renovation of landmark buildings.

2016 Corrine Passage Spirit of Evanston Award:  presented by Evanston MashUp/Evanston Chamber of Commerce to Colonel Jennifer Pritzker and Dawn Overendof Tawani Enterprises and the Tawani Foundation, for investment in Evanston including their support of such organizations as the Evanston Art Center, Evanston Community Foundation, McGaw YMCA, The Mitchell Museum of American Art, Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) and many more.

2017 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Award for Architectural Excellence

2019 Crain’s Notable General Councels – Michelle Nakfoor

2018, 2020 Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Executives – Jennifer Pritzker

2020 Chicago History Museum’s Making History Award – Jennifer Pritzker

2020 Crain’s Notable Executives in Marketing – Theadora Gerber

2020 Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplace

2020 Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Veteran Executives – Jennifer Pritzker

 

US Department of Defense Awards

US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD
Nominated by the Army, (September 2016)

US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COLD WAR CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

 

Military and Civilian
Organization Recognitions

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL STEWARD
Society of Architectural Historians Chicago (2017)

2017 DISTINGUISHED PHILANTHROPIST AWARD
Association of Fundraising Professionals – Chicago

TRAILBLAZER AWARD
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago (2016)

CORRINE PASSAGE SPIRIT OF EVANSTON AWARD
(2016)

BONHAM CENTRE AWARD, MARK S. BONHAM CENTRE FOR SEXUAL DIVERSITY STUDIES
University of Toronto (2016)

LEGENDARY LANDMARK
Landmarks Illinois (2016)

FRANK KAMENY AWARD
National LGBT Bar Association (2014)

FOUNDERS AWARD
Loyola University of Chicago (2012)

COLONEL JOSEPH FILE AWARD
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (2010)

U.S. ARMY CADET COMMAND GENERAL WILLIAM DEPUY AWARD
(2010)

HONORARY DOCTORATE, MILITARY SCIENCE
Norwich University (2007)

GENERAL JOHN A. LOGAN PATRIOT AWARD
City of Chicago ((2005)

RONALD L. FRISKE AWARD
USO of Illinois (2004)

 

TAWANI property management

BEST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY IN CHICAGO
PropertyManagement.com (2019, 2020)

 

Monroe Building

PATRON OF THE YEAR AWARD
Chicago Architecture Foundation (2011)

BEST HISTORIC RENOVATION
Friends of Downtown (2012)

PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALIST
Landmark Illinois–Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award (2012)

REDEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALIST
NAIOP (National Association Industrial Office Properties) Office (2012)

MERIT AWARD FOR REHAB CONSTRUCTION
Chicago Building Congress (2012)

PRESERVATION EXCELLENCE AWARD
City of Chicago Department of Landmarks (2013)

REDEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALIST
Greater Chicago Food Depository Real Estate Awards (2013)

MERIT AWARD
ALA Design Awards (2013)

NORTH CENTRAL REGION TOBY® AWARD WINNER
(2015)

 

Chestnut row Homes

EXCELLENCE IN MASONRY AWARD: BEST OF STONE
Masonry Advisory Council (2019)

 

Stone Terrace

MARGERY B. PERKINS AWARD
City of Evanston, Illinois (2016)

DESIGN EVANSTON AWARD FOR STONE TERRACE
Design Evanston (2017)

BEST READER’S PICK
Make it Better (2017)

GUEST REVIEW AWARD
Booking.com (2017)

 

Stone Porch

AWARD FOR PROPER REHABILITATION/RESTORATION
City of Evanston Preservation Commission (2015)

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
TripAdvisor (
2015)

Military Awards
US MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL

US ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL WITH OAK LEAF CLUSTER*

US ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL WITH OAK LEAF CLUSTER*

US ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL

US ARMY RESERVE COMPONENTS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL WITH 3 OAK LEAF CLUSTERS*

US NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL WITH STAR*

US ANTARCTICA SERVICE MEDAL

US MILITARY OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER SERVICE MEDAL

US ARMED FORCES RESERVE MEDAL-NATIONAL GUARD WITH 2 DEVICES

US ARMY NCO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RIBBON

US ARMY SERVICE RIBBON

US ARMY RESERVE COMPONENTS OVERSEAS TRAINING RIBBON

STATE OF ILLINOIS LONG AND HONORABLE SERVICE MEDAL WITH OAK LEAF CLUSTER*

STATE OF ILLINOIS MILITARY ATTENDANCE RIBBON WITH NUMERAL 6*

STATE OF LOUISIANA LEGION OF MERIT

*INDICATES SUBSEQUENT AWARDS

US ARMY AIR ASSAULT BADGE
(1979)

US ARMY PARACHUTE BADGE
(1974)

POLISH ARMY PARACHUTE BADGE
(1996)

NETHERLANDS PARACHUTE BADGE
(1995)

UNITED KINGDOM RAF PARACHUTE BADGE
(1995)

CANADIAN DEFENSE FORCES PARACHUTE BADGE
(1994)

CITATIONS FROM 2 MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN PARLIAMENT FOR A PARACHUTE JUMP COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NORMANDY INVASION
(1994)

RUSSIAN PRELIMINARY PARACHUTE BADGE
(1993)

RUSSIAN ARMY PARACHUTE BADGE
(1992)

ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES PARACHUTE BADGE
(1988)

 

Military Organization Awards

NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU EAGLE AWARD
(2001)

NATIONAL GUARD OF ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS CITATION

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AIRBORNE VETERANS JUMP WINGS FOR A PARACHUTE JUMP ON THE NORTH POLE
(April 1993)

 

Recent Military
Visits of Interest

CHANGE OF COMMAND, FLEET FORCES COMMAND
Norfolk, VA (October 2017)

COMMISSIONING OF THE USS ILLINOIS
Groton, CT (October 2016)

USS CARL VINSON
North Island, CA (July 2016)

PARTICIPATION/ATTENDANCE NATIONAL GUARD ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES (NGAUS)
National Convention, Chicago, IL (September 2014)

PARTICIPATION/ATTENDANCE NGAUS NATIONAL CONVENTION
Honolulu, HI (September 2013)

FORT BRAGG, NC, 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION
(May 2013)

CAMP RIPLEY, MN WITH 33RD INFANTRY BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM
Illinois Army National Guard (July 2012)

USS EISENHOWER AT SEA AND VISIT TO USS NICHOLAS IN PORT
(November 2009)

ISRAEL “HOUSE OF THE AIR FORCE IDF” HERTZELYA
Israel and to operational fighter squadron (July 2007)

ISRAELI AIR FORCE AND IDF RADIO STATION TEL AVIV
Israel

USS NIMITZ AT SEA
(March 2005)

TANDEM FREE-FALL PARACHUTE JUMP WITH U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM-GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Ottawa, IL (September 2005)

PARTICIPANT, PATTON MUSEUM FOUNDATION SKEET SHOOT
Fort Knox, KY (September/October 2005)

 

Lang House Chicago

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
TripAdvisor (
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

 

Emil bach house

BEST NEW EVENT SPACE
Crain’s Chicago Business (2016)

 

lincoln way inn

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
TripAdvisor (
2017, 2018, 2019)

 

1323 W Morse Ave

PCI Design Awards Winner
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (2020)

A shared vision for community empowerment

TAWANI Enterprises has come across many like-minded organizations in the course of our work, several of whom we’ve decided to partner with to make our combined efforts more powerful.

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Squadron Capital