YNPN Chicago hosts an annual Celebration to recognize outstanding members of the nonprofit community and to give our members the chance to engage and network.



YNPN Chicago is excited to announce that our annual Celebration will be returning in-person on June 8th, 2022! Tickets are available now. Join us for a night to recognize our nonprofit colleagues and celebrate all the good work being done in our sector! 

Voting for our annual awards is now closed but we look forward to celebrating the winners with you on June 8th!

  • Supervisor of the Year

  • Associate Board of the Year

  • Nonprofit of the Year

  • Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year

Copy of Celebration 2022 (Facebook Post) (2).png

COVID-19 Policy

Vaccination or negative test is required to enter the event.

We ask that you monitor yourself 2 weeks before the event by providing that you have not tested positive for COVID-19 and have not had a known COVID-19 exposure. On the day of the event, if you are experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, congestion, or a runny nose, for your safety and that of others, we ask that you please stay home.

There will be indoor and outdoor spaces (rooftop!) to engage in more intimate conversations to help ensure attendees are comfortable. Our venue spaces have a max capacity of 225 (reception hall: 175; rooftop deck: 50). As a safety precaution, we have limited registrants to 100 total.

Regardless of vaccination status, attendees must wear face masks covering the nose and mouth unless actively eating or drinking.

Hand sanitizer will be available.








Evolve Giving Group.png
United Way.png

Individual Sponsors



YNPN Chicago gathered virtually with our broader community in 2021 to celebrate our awardees. We are grateful to each and every member of the Chicago nonprofit community that makes our city a better place to live and work in. 

Associate Board of the Year: Resilience Associate Board

Supervisor of the Year: Sasha Pena

Paid Internship of the Year: BECOME

Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year: Elianne Bahena

Nonprofit of the Year: Girls Inc. of Chicago 

Congratulations to our 2021 YNPN Chicago Celebration Awardees! 

Thank you to our YNPN Chicago community for joining us for our month of Celebration! We are grateful to have such a wonderful network of supporters!