In a surprise move during the Jan. 26 reception to celebrate the union between Illinois Safe Schools Alliance ( the Alliance ) and Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago ( PHIMC ), PHIMC Executive Director Karen A. Reitan presented the Inaugural Mary F. Morten Award for Justice to its namesake.
A nationally recognized advocate for equity and justice, Mary F. Morten is the president of Morten Group, LLC, a national consulting firm established in November 2001 to focus on clients in the nonprofit, for profit, and foundation fields. Morten is a founding member of the Alliance and will continue her leadership role by serving on the board of directors at PHIMC.
In July 2019, the Alliance merged with PHIMC. The reception held at Edgewater's Historic Colvin House on Jan. 26 was a celebration of this merger, with nearly 80 guests raising glasses to support this combined work.
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