William Lowry receives President's Lifetime Achievement Award

Board Chairman William Lowry ’84 has been awarded the 2023 President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award.

The U.S. President’s Call to Service Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest level of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which is bestowed by the President of the United States to honor individuals and organizations that give more than 4,000 hours helping others and made major differences within their communities and around the world.

Lowry, an attorney and president of Nyhan, will be presented with the award by the Southland Black Chamber of Commerce & Industry on December 7.

Throughout his more than 30-year career, Lowry has shown unwavering commitment to not only the legal profession but also to community care and local politics, furthering helping Nyhan, a firm dedicated to pro bono work and community engagement that he helped found, to foster a culture of service.

Since 2018, Lowry has served as the Cook County Commissioner of the 3rd District, where he has made immense community transformations that promote social equity and economic participation for all individuals. In addition, Lowry is a member of the Bright Star Community Outreach and the Get In Chicago Advisory Network, as well as the founder of The It’s Time Organization—all organizations concerned with curbing youth violence in Chicago.

A champion of diversity and inclusion, supplying youth with the resources needed to be successful, increasing Chicago’s economic development, and combatting the presence of youth conflict and violence throughout the city, Lowry has established himself as a pillar in the legal field and within the local community.

The Southland Black Chamber of Commerce & Industry consists of member businesses and professional men and women who have joined together to promote the civic and commercial progress of their community.News