The Lake County Community Foundation Honors 2013 Grant Recipients, Introduces The Alliance for Human Services’ new Chief Executive Officer

Jul 16, 2013 by

The Lake County Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust, announced $199,900 in grants to local nonprofit organizations serving the urgent needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families in the county.

The following ten 2013 grant recipients have demonstrated exceptional commitment to making Lake County a better place to live, work and raise a family in the areas designated to have the most impact on the county’s current needs.

 

(from left)  Greg Battle, Lake County Center for Independent Living Allison Lourash, Lake County Center for Independent Living (in front) Pat Davenport, A Safe Place (Alliance for Human Services) John Shustitzky, The Alliance for Human Services Karen Szymanski, A Safe Place (Alliance for Human Services) (behind John) Vicky Tello, Arden Shore Child and Family Services, Bob Payton, Arden Shore Child and Family Services John Wineman, PADS Lake County Joel Williams, PADS Lake County Shella Blue, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Christine Lopez, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Lisa Pugliese, Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County Linda Liberatore, Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County Judy Foley, YWCA Lake County Janice Bennett, YWCA Lake County Marisa Reongpongdit, Northern Illinois Food Bank Pete Schaefer, Northern Illinois Food Bank

(from left) Greg Battle, Lake County Center for Independent Living, Allison Lourash, Lake County Center for Independent Living, (in front) Pat Davenport, A Safe Place (Alliance for Human Services), John Shustitzky, The Alliance for Human Services, Karen Szymanski, A Safe Place (Alliance for Human Services), (behind John) Vicky Tello, Arden Shore Child and Family Services, Bob Payton, Arden Shore Child and Family Services, John Wineman, PADS Lake County Joel Williams, PADS Lake County, Shella Blue, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Christine Lopez, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Lisa Pugliese, Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County, Linda Liberatore, Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County, Judy Foley, YWCA Lake County, Janice Bennett, YWCA Lake County, Marisa Reongpongdit, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Pete Schaefer, Northern Illinois Food Bank

2013 Grant Recipients:

Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County ($20,000 category: Livable Communities)

Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations ($1,000 category: Efficient Governance)

Arden Shore Child & Family Services ($15,000 category: Efficient Governance)

Lake County Center for Independent Living ($25,000 category: Regional Mobility)

Northern Illinois Food Bank ($4880.50 category: Human Capital)

PADS Lake County, Inc. ($10,000 category: Human Capital)

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science ($15,000 category: Human Capital)

The Alliance for Human Services ($85,000 category: Human Capital)

UChicago Impact ($9,000 category: Human Capital)

YWCA Lake County ($15,000 category: Human Capital)

 

“Our new grant making strategy allows the Foundation to get more deeply involved in the critical issues facing our community such as education, housing and transportation,” said Foundation Executive Director Sylvia Zaldivar-Sykes. “It has also fostered unique collaborations among our nonprofits which are having transformative impact.”

Leaders from the organizations gathered at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek to network with each other and meet the new CEO of The Alliance for Human Services, which promotes collaboration among non-profit human services providers in Lake County, John Shustitzky.

About the announcement of Shustitzky’s new role and The Alliance’s recent attainment of 501(c)3 status, Zaldivar-Sykes said, “John brings a strong combination of knowledge of and passion for the community as well as the business acumen that will be critical in helping the Alliance advance its ambitious goals.”

As has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune, the issues surrounding the increase in poor living on the outskirts of major metropolitan hubs has reached a crescendo.

For years, The Lake County Community Foundation has been on the cutting edge of addressing these issues and is proud to support the many organizations dedicated to serving the county’s most vulnerable.

The Lake County Community Foundation would like to thank Linda and Vincent Buonanno and Tempel Farms for their generous support for the 2013 Grants Reception.

Since 2003, The Lake County Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust, has partnered with donors to leverage and guide their philanthropy to help transform the lives of the most vulnerable people across our county. Together, we have contributed over $2.5 million to 80 nonprofit organizations that support basic human needs, community development, education and health throughout Lake County. By connecting the generosity of donors across Lake County with the most pressing needs of the community, we ensure that our county thrives today and for generations to come.

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