53rd Heritage Awards Banquet

Update: Nov 7, 2023

Zapraszamy do zapoznania się z doskonałą publikacją
Pani Joli Plesiewicz, zdjęcia Dariusz Piłka,
na temat naszego 53. Bankietu Dziedzictwa.
Dziękujemy Panu Łukaszowi Dutka, Dziennik Związkowy,
za udostępnienie tego artykułu.

Update: Nov 2, 2023

Zapraszamy do zapoznania się z treścią artykułu
Pana Andrzeja Moniuszko, redaktora Gwiazdy Polarnej.
KPA-IL dziękuje z udostępnienie tej publikacji.


Update: Oct 27, 2023

53rd Annual Heritage Award Banquet
October 22, 2023

The Polish American Congress, Illinois Division, held the annual, 53rd Heritage Banquet. Our splendid event was held at the Allegra Banquets on 24 October 2023. Traditionally, we presented the Heritage Award and several other awards in various categories. Please join us in congratulating all awardees again!


VIDEO – “Polvision”

We extend great appreciation to everyone participating in our banquet. Among many distinguished guests, we had the pleasure of having His Excellency Bishop, Andrew Wypych; Dr. Paweł Zyzak, Consul General of the Republic of Poland and Mr. Frank Spula, President of the Polish National Alliance and Polish American Congress.

Our entertainment was provided by Mr. Andrzej Rosiewicz, the legend of the Polish artistic stage, Collegium Cantorum Polonia Choir and Polonia Dance Ensemble.

Please see who received this year’s awards and enjoy all of the “as it happened” photos from our banquet.

We are grateful to Mr. Andrzej Brach for all the photos; thank you for your generous donation.

53rd Annual Polish American Heritage Award Banquet

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Allegra Banquets
5035 N. River Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176

4:00 p.m. – Cocktails
5:15 p.m. – Program and Presentation of Awards
6:30 p.m. – Dinner

The artistic program includes a performance by a legend of the Polish stage,
Andrzej Rosiewicz

Business Attire

$125 per person  |  Students $85
(when paid by check)

About the Heritage Month (in Polish)

Invitation       |      Response Card


Polish American Congress, Illinois Division
proudly presents

Our 2023 Honorees

Heritage Award
Copernicus Foundation, Chicago

Arts Award
Collegium Cantorum Polonia Choir
Polish-American Adults/Youth & Children’s Choir

Business Award
Piotr Wójtowicz
Owner of Darpet, Inc.

Cultural Award
Krzysztof Kamyszew
Founder of Polish Film Festival, Chicago

Philanthropic Award
Bogdan Bosak
Owner of Chicago Metal Supply & Fabrication

President’s Award
Alicja Otap
Editor in Chief at Polish Daily News/Dziennik Związkowy

President’s Award
Paul Kawa
Human Resources Director at Cook County Treasurer’s Office

2023 Charles Rozmarek Award
Zofia Biernadska 
WWII Monte Casino Veteran and a Dedicated Contributor to Polonia