On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, People’s Resource Center (PRC) supporters Drs. Carl and Patricia Greer from the Greer Foundation, Dr. Keith Suchy and 11 volunteers were acknowledged at the West Suburban Philanthropic Network (WSPN) 17th Annual Philanthropy Awards. The luncheon recognizes the dedicated philanthropy and volunteerism work of organizations, businesses and individuals from the western suburbs.
The Greer Foundation, chosen as the Philanthropic Foundation of the Year, is committed to supporting programs that address the root causes of violence, poverty and social injustice and has had a substantial impact on helping individuals and families break the cycle of poverty. With support from the Greer Foundation, some of the most vulnerable children in DuPage County participate in PRC’s annual Summer Science Program. The two-week classes prepare students for the upcoming school year and inspire a life-long interest in and fascination with science. Due to the Greer Foundation’s generosity, over 470 children enrolled in this free program last summer.
PRC supporter and former Board President, Keith Suchy, D.D.S was awarded the Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year award. During the twenty-two years Dr. Suchy was on the PRC Board, he was instrumental in starting the Dental Clinic, which served low-income residents. When the clinic closed, he founded the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Dental Clinic, which is in operation today. The clinic has provided over $2.8 million in free dental care to families who otherwise could not afford the service.
PRC also nominated 11 volunteers who were recognized for their many contributions, including: Roy Clavey, Pam and John Dalby, Merikay Huszagh, Angie Hyssong, Cathy Kuczynski, Mary Landreth, Carol Leben, Vimala Menon, Janet Ostermeier and Thomas Phistry. Over 2,600 individuals volunteered 95,572 hours at PRC last year.
Moderated by the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce’s President & CEO Dave Carlin, last Thursday’s Community & Workplace Safety Forum provided attendees with a wealth of information.
Panelists Robert Berlin, DuPage County State’s Attorney, Chief James Kruger of the Oak Brook Police Department, Joe Crimmins, founder of Serve & Protect and Nora O’Connor, EVP, Human Resources of Inland Real Estate Group, LLC spoke about safety tips, facts, statistics and myths.
For more information about this important forum or to get in touch with any of our esteemed expert panelists please contact Jenny Stanko at [email protected]
THANK YOU to our sponsors Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, Serve & Protect and the Inland Real Estate Group, LLC
Photos courtesty of Laura Meyer Photography
Would you like a chance to win tickets to Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical at Drury Lane Nominate your favorite teacher for a chance for BOTH of you to win!
Miss Honey recognizes Matilda’s extraordinary gifts and changes her life for the better. Nominate a teacher who has impacted your life! To enter, email Drury Lane at [email protected] explaining all of the amazing ways your favorite teacher has impacted you. We know the reasons are endless, but please limit submissions to just one paragraph.
Matilda, Miss Honey, and the rest of the cast will choose the winning submission, and the winning teacher and student will each receive two tickets to a mutually agreed upon performance of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical at Drury Lane Theatre.
Nominations must be received by Friday, May 17, 2019. Winners will be contacted via email. Entries may be shared publicly. By nominating a teacher, you are consenting to your entry paragraph being shared.