ICF Outdoor Hall of Fame Gala

The 2023 Outdoor Hall of Fame Gala
is excited to be back in person April 6th, 2023 at Abbington Banquets in Glen Ellyn, IL. 

In 2023, the ICF is proud to be honoring Doug Aller, Nan Buckardt, & Eileen Rice.

Tickets to the gala are on sale now!

The auction and raffles will remain online and you do not need to purchase a gala tickets to participate.

Click Here For 2023 Gala Tickets & Auction Registration


2022 Virtual Gala

The ICF Outdoor Hall of Fame Gala is Illinois’ premier fundraising event for outdoor education, recreation and wildlife conservation. Proceeds benefit the many programs of the Illinois Conservation Foundation, which since 1995 has raised and given away more than $41 million in collaboration with the IDNR, among other public and private partners.

In 2022, the ICF is honoring John Burke, Jr., Betty DeFord, and Brian Drendel. The ICF is also pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for 2022 is esteemed actor, author and woodworker Nick Offerman.

2022 Hall of Fame Inductees John Burke Jr, Betty DeFord, Brian Drendel

2022 Virtual Gala