Serving as the largest and most comprehensive provider of shelter and
support services in DuPage County, DuPagePads has earned a 4-star rating—its highest rating—from Charity Navigator, having been recognized and evaluated for its sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator is America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 3rd consecutive year that
DuPagePads has earned this top distinction, and the 6th time since its first evaluation in 2011.
Charity Navigator awards only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These “Accountability & Transparency” metrics account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, revealing which charities have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and stakeholders.
“Trust—and a true partnership with our donors—are essential to our work to end homelessness. Using funding wisely and transparently is paramount right now, during the largest public health crisis of our lifetimes. It is our privilege to help donors provide shelter and food to families and individuals in a housing crisis,” said April Redzic, President & CEO of DuPagePads. “We value our 4-star Charity Navigator rating and what it demonstrates to our supporters about taking our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”
“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies how DuPagePads exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in their area of work,” said Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only 25% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that DuPagePads outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets DuPagePads apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”
Information about volunteering in person and virtually to help end homelessness are available at www.volunteer.dupagePads.org .
15th Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America. 9th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America
Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club is proud to be selected as a 2021 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot. Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club has also been inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame since this is the fourth consecutive year Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club has been named a winner of The Knot Best of Weddings prestigious award.
Despite COVID-19 interrupting many 2020 weddings and social events, wedding professionals around the nation continued to support to-be-weds throughout their wedding planning journeys. From adjusting future schedules to make way for postponed weddings to helping couples host socially distanced weddings following state and local guidelines and restrictions with an increased focus on health and safety, wedding pros—and the industry as a whole—rallied together in 2020, ultimately helping couples continue to celebrate life and love. The Knot 2021 Best of Weddings recognition honors the vendors who went above and beyond to help to-be-weds navigate the global pandemic.
“We were really excited to learn we won The Knot’s Best of Weddings award, in addition to receiving the Best of Weddings Hall of Fame award,” said Marianne Long, marketing and event manager of Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club. “It’s always thrilling to win The Knot award, but this year is extra meaningful because we know it has been a tough year for so many of our clients who have had to reschedule or adjust their plans for their special day due to COVID-19 and all the restrictions placed while trying to plan a wedding. And our wonderful clients took the time to share their experience working with our staff. We are also very appreciative of our catering partner, Tasty Catering and staff, who continue to make our clients’ days extra special.”
To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed its millions of user reviews to find the highest rated vendors of the year. These winners, like Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club, represent the best of the best wedding professionals that engaged couples should consider booking for their own unique weddings.
View the award-winning space or book a tour at https://oakbrookbathandtennis.com/.
About Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club: The award-winning Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club, located in the western suburbs of Chicago, was purchased in 1977 from Oak Brook founder Paul Butler. The venue sits on 20 acres of magnificent woodlands and is a larger part of the surrounding 270 acres of green space that houses a swimming pool, tennis courts, soccer fields and a golf course. The recently updated Clubhouse boasts 35-foot vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a fireplace and crystal chandeliers that amplify the aura of sophistication and nature. For more information, visit https://oakbrookbathandtennis.com/.
About The Knot: The Knot is one of the nation’s leading multiplatform wedding resources, offering a seamless, all-in-one planning experience—from finding inspiration and local vendors to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries and more. The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 iOS and Android mobile app The Knot Wedding Planner, the #1 wedding planning website TheKnot.com, The Knot national and local wedding magazines and The Knot book series. Since its inception, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them.