The Evanston Community Development Corporation (“ECDC”) invites you to celebrate the contributions of Leon “Sonny” Robinson, Jr.





Evanston Community Development Corporation’s 2009 Outstanding Citizen Award will be presented to Leon “Sonny” Robinson, Jr. at the organization’s Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 9th.  The event which includes cocktails at 5:30 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm will be held at the Unitarian Church, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston. 

As a third generation Evanstonian, Leon Robinson, Jr. spent the majority of his life in Evanston.  He attended local Evanston elementary and high schools.  After attending West Virginia State University, he joined the Army, but ultimately returned to the town where his roots had been sowed. There he began the first of many investments that would be his life’s work.  

Mr. Robinson possesses immense pride in his town and the people it serves.  He constantly gives back to the community that has given him so much throughout the years.  He feels strongly about creating opportunities for others, and through Robinson Enterprise, was able to provide not only services, but also many jobs to Evanston residents. Evanston Community Development Corporation is pleased to honor Leon Robinson, Jr. for his lifelong commitment to the Evanston community.

  The Evanston Community Development Corporation (ECDC) is a community based 501 c 3 dedicated to the revitalization of Evanston’s Westside physically, economically, and in spirit. Our programs and services are designed to assist residents and businesses to build personal assets, grow, and expand. ECDC focuses its work in economic development, workforce development, and housing advocacy.  

Tickets to the May 9th dinner honoring Leon Robinson are $125 per person, or $1,000 for a table of 8, and can be obtained by calling Precious Wright at 847.756.0159.  All proceeds benefit the efforts of the Evanston Community Development Corporation. 




Contact Information:

Evanston Community Development Corporation

PO Box 6599

Evanston, IL 60204

Tele 847.756.0159