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Press Release: WSPN Announces 17th Annual Philanthropy Awards Honorees & Finalist

16 May 2019 10:29 AM | Lisa Markovic (Administrator)
Press Release

Contact: Sarah O’Donnell,
CEO Tri-Town YMCA,
sodonnell@tritownymca.org 

May 15, 2019

WSPN Announces 17th Annual Philanthropy Awards Honorees & Finalist

Wheaton, Illinois.—The West Suburban Philanthropic Network (WSPN) is pleased to announce the 2019 honorees and finalists who will be recognized at the 17th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 21st at Abbington Distinctive Banquets 3S002 IL Route 53, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137.

WSPN takes great pride in recognizing these individuals and organizations who, through their generous donations of funding, leadership and time, have done so much to enrich the more than 8,000 nonprofits working throughout the western Chicago suburbs. These nonprofits work daily to make a difference in areas such as education, healthcare, arts and culture, social services, the environment, and religion to enhance the quality of life throughout our communities.

This year marks 17 years that WSPN has been honoring outstanding leaders, philanthropists, and volunteers in the western suburbs.  Over 350 attendees are expected for the 2019 Awards Luncheon, which will celebrate the contributions of the following individuals:
 

PHILANTHROPISTS OF THE YEAR

  • Heidi & Peter* Huizenga (Oak Brook)

PHILANTHROPIC LEADER OF THE YEAR

  • Candace King (Glen Ellyn)

HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR

  • Patricia Fragen (Naperville)

PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATION OF THE YEAR

  • The Greer Foundation (Alsip)

PHILANTHROPIC BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 

  • Hawthorne's Backyard (West Chicago)

PHILANTHROPIC SERVICE CLUB OF THE YEAR 

  • The Naperville Woman's Club (Naperville)

GRANTMAKER OF THE YEAR 

  • June Barnard (Downers Grove), The Driskill Foundation

WSPN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE PERSON OF THE YEAR FINALISTS (winner announced during luncheon): 

  • Greg Adzia (Plainfield), Houndstooth Marketing 
  • Cathy McCann (Downers Grove), Topfer Foundation
  • Jessica Noe (Naperville), Feeding America

NONPROFIT VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS (winner announced during luncheon): 

  • Dietre Hayford (Hinsdale), Hinsdale Humane Society
  • Mick McKillip (Woodridge), West Suburban Community Pantry 
  • Howard Peterson (Wheaton), DuPage Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • Dr. Keith Suchy (Wheaton), Chicago Dental Society Foundation
  • Karen Tulloch (Naperville), YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR FINALISTS (winner announced during luncheon):

  • Judie Caribeaux (Wheaton), Family Shelter Services
  • Lisa Drake (Wheaton), CASA of DuPage
  • Mike Havala (Naperville), Loaves & Fishes Community Services
  • Sarah Orleans (Naperville), DuPage Children's Museum
  • Barb Thayer (Hinsdale), Robert Crown Center for Health Education

In addition, over 70 attendees will be recognized as Outstanding Volunteers for their extraordinary work in and around the western suburbs. 

“This luncheon has been an outstanding opportunity to honor individuals and organizations whose impact is felt throughout the western suburbs,” said Sarah O’Donnell, Awards Luncheon Co-Chair.“We are committed to advancing philanthropy in our community and this luncheon recognizes the many who help achieve that goal.”

About WSPN
Established in 1986, WSPN brings together more than 200 members from the philanthropic community of the western suburbs of Chicago. WSPN is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy and helping to meet the needs of suburban philanthropic organizations. We provide the opportunity for development professionals to join their peers and continually develop their skills. Our vibrant professional community, along with practical and compelling programs, empowers and inspires our members to contribute at a higher level to their nonprofit organization's success. WSPN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

For more information about WSPN, visit wspnonline.org. Opportunities for feature stories, quotes, interviews, and photos are available as well as recognition as a media partner. Media representatives are encouraged to attend, with complimentary tickets available upon request. To make arrangements, email Sarah O’Donnell, Awards Luncheon Chair, at sodonnell@tritownymca.org.


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