Heritage Month Celebrations

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Treasurer Michael Frerichs Celebrates Diversity in Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs Celebrates Diversity in Illinois

Illinois is a colorful collection of communities reflecting the diversity of our great nation. It’s one of our greatest strengths. Throughout the year, Treasurer Frerichs celebrates Illinois' diverse identity through a series of heritage month celebrations. During each month, the Treasurer and his advisory councils collect nominations and select awardees who are invested in giving back to their communities. In 2021, the Treasurer's began capturing video conversations with each awardee in efforts to broadcast their story on social media. Our goal is to amplify and inspire tomorrow's leaders with words of inspiration from today's.





Treasurer Frerichs Celebrates Black History Month

Outstanding Service in Business
Max Russell: Russell Heating & Air LLC

Outstanding Service in Arts and Humanity
Kathryn Harris

Outstanding Service in Leadership
Leslie J. Anderson: BMO Harris Bank

Outstanding Commitment in Education
Dr. Sharon Desmoulin Kherat

Outstanding Achievement in Workforce and Labor
George Alexander: LIUNA Laborer's Local 477

Outstanding Commitment in Community Service
Carlos Nelson: Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation

Outstanding Commitment as Elected Official
Senator Jacqueline Collins

Outstanding Achievement in Sportsmanship
Darrin Jackson: Chicago White Sox