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CEF Awards Elevator Piece

The leadership of the Chicago Engineers' Foundation invites supporters and their guests to this special celebration of the 2017 CEF Scholars at our annual awards presentation and dinner.

Event date: 06-20-2017 12:00 am
Event End Date: 06-20-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: $50.00

The CEF Board meets bi-monthly at 12 pm - 1:30 pm at the Union League Club of Chicago. The meeting is a luncheon. Attendees include Board members, advisors and interested parties. Additional guests are by invitation only.

For information contact Debbie Birrell, Executive Director at

Event date: 05-19-2017 12:00 pm
Event End Date: 05-19-2017 1:30 pm
Individual Price: Free

Submit applications by April 24, 2017.

Event date: 04-24-2017 12:00 am
Event End Date: 04-24-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: Free


The leadership of the Chicago Engineers’ Foundation wishes to thank all of the guests, volunteers, sponsors and donors for making this event a tremendous success.  Special acknowledgment to everyone at the Union League Club of Chicago, especially the Women’s Roundtable, Field and Stream Group, Union League Boys and Girls Clubs, and Luminarts Cultural Foundation. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Donors

Union League Club of Chicago
ULCC Women's Roundtable and Field & Stream Group
A.M. Feldman Jewelers
Blue Apron
Cavanaugh's Bar
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Bears 
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Cubs
Chicago History Museum
Chicago Pizza Tours
CH Distillery
Mark and Joni Croll
Dearborn Tavern
DeSoto House-Galena
Eli's Cheescake
Gather Restaurant
Gibson's Restaurant
Golden Square
Illinois Sports Facilities Authority
Lakeside Interiors
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Patrick McBriarty
Pens by Andrew
Perfect Light Photography
P.F. Chang's
Radio Flyer
Rosebud Restaurants Ruth's
Chris Steakhouse
Skydeck Chicago
Sprinkles Cupcakes
Wines for Humanity
Rebecca Wingate
Kay Whitlock


All Proceeds Benefit the CEF Scholarship Awards for Aspiring Engineers

 For More Information Contact CEF at

Event date: 03-09-2017 12:00 am
Event End Date: 03-09-2017 12:00 am
Cut off date: 03-09-2017 12:00 am
Individual Price: $68.00

Participating Sponsors


          The Levenfeld Family      



Marketing and Media


The Event

This special evening included a 90-minute screening, appetizers, networking, and a distinguished panel discussing the importance of infrastructure in building the United States.

  • Ms. Mary Wisniewski, Transportation, Chicago Tribune
  • Mr. Daniel Burke, Deputy Commissioner, Engineering, Chicago Department of Transportation

  • Dr. Alan Cramb, President, Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Ms. Basia Myszynski, co-filmmaker, Bridging Urban America

The Film

BRIDGING URBAN AMERICA celebrates master engineer Ralph Modjeski, his strategically significant 20th century bridges and their impact on urban development and commerce. The film penetrates the scientific mind and artistic soul of a Polish-born, Paris trained immigrant who contributed to the building of a modern America, paying tribute to innovative engineering, fabricators and workers during two eras of building transportation infrastructure.  Modjeski was a founding member of the Chicago Engineers’ Club which was originally launched in 1913 and after 61 years merged with the Union League Club in 1974. He was also a member of the Union League Club.

The film BRIDGING URBAN AMERICA is highly relevant to our current generation because it heightens the awareness of the deteriorating state of our bridges today and shows how communities search for sustainable solutions to maintain, rehabilitate and preserve these critical parts of North America's infrastructure.

Bridge enthusiasts, American history buffs, architects, urban planners, engineers as well as those interested in celebrity, music and entrepreneurship of the early 20th century will find this documentary a magnificent cinematic experience.

Produced by Filmmakers Basia and Leonard Myszynski of sOlar eye communications.Co-produced by Modjeski and Masters, Inc., National Steel Bridge Alliance and US-Polish Trade Council in association with New York State Bridge Authority and Oregon Institute of Technology. The film was made possible by the following major sponsors: Eric Wintemute, Piasecki Steel Construction Corporation,Tadeusz Ungar Foundation, Polish American Congress Charitable Foundation, POLAM Federal Credit Union, Jan S. Plachta and Chicago Society FoundationOriginal film score by Tomasz Opalka.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor of this special film event.  Sponsors attend an exclusive reception prior to the film, receive tickets to the screening, and recognition for their special contribution.  Sponsorship also offers opportunities to be part of all CEF events throughout the academic year.    Download the sponsorship packet for more information and to reserve your place as an event sponsor.

For questions or more information:


download sponsorship packet

Event date: 01-26-2017 5:30 pm
Individual Price: $68.00