Kirkland & Ellis LLP is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Illinois Venture Capital Association’s Annual Awards Dinner which will honor some of the most influential individuals and outstanding supporters of the private equity industry in Illinois. Nearly 500 IVCA members and non-members are expected to attend. The 2006 Honorees will be Paul J. Finnegan and Samuel M. Mencoff, both of Madison Dearborn Partners, who will receive the Stanley C. Golder Medal; Keith B. Bank of KB Partners, who will be presented with the Fellows Medal; and Donald W. Phillips of WP Global Partners, who will receive the Richard J. Daley Medal. Kirkland partner Jack S. Levin received the Fellows Medal in 2002 for his contributions to the private equity industry and to the IVCA.