The Volunteer Center proudly invites residents in N.E. Metro Chicago to help celebrate four distinguished honorees Thursday evening April 19 at Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette.
The awards will be presented to Lynn Cole, founder of Rise International; Liz Kunkle, founder of Go Green Winnetka; John Lipscomb, CEO of Keystone Alliance; and six Grace House Mentors of St. Leonard’s – Cindy Campbell, Suzie Peregrine, Charlotte Robertson, Debbie Ross, Mary Walther and Carmen Wilcox.
Prior to the awards presentations the evening includes dessert, champagne, a silent auction and a spectacular Raffle Prize of a week for four in Tuscany at a beautifully restored 14th century hamlet. Event tickets are $65. Raffle tickets are $100 each. Winner need not be present. Reservations: www.VolunteerCenterHelps.org
This year’s honorees and their selfless acts have made life better for people facing some of life’s greatest challenges. They have impacted local and global communities in profound ways. The Grace House mentors are helping women in Chicago get back on their feet who have been incarcerated and realize whole and productive lives. Lynn Cole and Rise International are responsible for building 163 schools and educating 110,000 children in Angola. Liz Kunkle, founder of Go Go Green Winnetka is passionate about protecting and nurturing the environment through local programming and John Lipscomb, CEO of Keystone Alliance has worked throughout his life to ensure those with cognitive and intellectual disabilities have access to produce service and dignified housing throughout their lives. Their benevolence serves as inspiration to all of us to continue to seek ways to help.
The Volunteer Center serves as a clearinghouse to over 150 nonprofit partners and thousands of individuals and groups on the North Shore looking to make a difference.
Submitted by the Volunteer Center of N.E. Metro Chicago