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Record #: R2022-1134   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/4/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/4/2022
Title: Congratulations extended to Dr. Carla Knorowski on promotion to officer in Republic of France National Order of Merit
Sponsors: Tunney, Thomas
Attachments: 1. R2022-1134.pdf

WHEREAS, The Republic of France has promoted Chicagoan Dr. Carla Knorowski to the rank of Officer in its National Order of Merit (L'Ordre National Du Merite). The award was bestowed upon Knorowski by Consul General of the Midwest in Chicago, Mr. Yannick Tagand, at a private ceremony at The Fortnightly of Chicago on Saturday, October 8, 2022; and
WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed ofthis honor by Alderman Thomas Tunney of the 44th Ward; and
WHEREAS, Knorowski is an alumna of Harvard University's Institute for Higher Education Management Development Program; and is a three-time graduate ofthe University of Illinois at Chicago, earning a PhD in Public Policy and Political Science and an MA and BA in Communication; and
WHEREAS, Knorowski has been recognized for her many achievements throughout her career, particularly in raising funds for arts, culture and education. She has served in leadership positions as a Managing Director of the Chicago Humanities Council, CEO ofthe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation and currently as President and Chief Development Officer for the Naval War College Foundation; and
WHEREAS, Knorowski is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, University Club of Chicago serving on its Civic Affairs Committee, a member and former director of the Society of Midland Authors, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Private Directors Association and a former Trustee ofthe Naval War College Foundation; and
WHEREAS, Knorowski is the author of Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (Lyons Press, 2015) and Under Lincoln's Hat: 100 Objects That Tell the Story of His Life and Legacy (Lyons Press, 2016, co-authored with James M. Cornelius). Her writing also is featured in Lincoln: An Intimate Portrait (Life Books, 2014); and
WHEREAS, Knorowski was bestowed the rank of "Officer" for her body of work and efforts to raise funds and awareness for the restoration and rebuilding of...

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