Charles G. Uram Award
Presented by the Rockford Cosmopolitan Club in Partnership with CFNIL
The Rockford Cosmopolitan Club was saddened by the death of 40-year member Chuck Uram on
December 24, 2004.
He was a friend and mentor to many and demonstrated the true value that is derived from volunteering and donating to our community.
Chuck will always be remembered by the Rockford community and the Rockford Cosmopolitan Club as the person called upon to lead fund drives. Chuck was a fundraiser/volunteer for Crusader Clinic, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hunger Connection, Lifescape Community Services, Rockford Rescue Mission, Rosecrance Health Network, The MILL, United Way, Wesley Willows, YMCA, Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and others. He is credited with raising over $6 million for these organizations. His work earned him the Excalibur Award recognizing his charitable efforts that benefited so many Rockford organizations.
Although Chuck can no longer lead us in this life, his spirit will live on through this annual award created to recognize community leaders with Chuck’s style and record of lifetime achievement.