About Us

The location for the 2016 Bridge Builder Awards Event and Luncheon will be the Techny Towers Conference Center, Techny IL in Northbrook Illinois.

This event will take place on Saturday April 9th, 2016.

Father Derek Simons SVD, Society of the Divine Word, at Techny, IL is the Executive Producer of the BridgeBuilder Event.

Susan O’Halloran, President of O’Halloran Diversity Productions, Evanston, Illinois, story artist and diversity consultant, is producer of the Techny BridgeBuilder Event.

The BridgeBuilder Event is nonsectarian, and seeks to raise up and honor students from diverse high schools throughout Chicago’s northern suburbs.

Our consultants are previous BridgeBuilder Awardees Jerome Hoyne, a Social Studies teacher at Glenbrook North and Evening School and Debbie DePalma, community activist.

The Society of the Divine Word is an international Roman Catholic Order. The Chicago Province HQ of the Society of the Divine Word is at Techny, Northbrook, IL. This religious community has a
commitment to building bridges of understanding and cooperation between diverse groups of people in the urgent search for peace and unity in our world.

Please reach out to us with any questions: awards@BridgeBuilderAwards.com