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Sunday, April 26, 2015 11:02 PM
  • People want to work for and do business with companies that give to charities, whether in volunteer hours or financial contributions. As a result, corporations are increasingly seeking ways to show a tangible impact of their giving by going beyond the “one-and-done” form of charity events held within their business. In 2014, about 20 area firms found a fun, engaging, and motivating solution to keeping employees focused on their favorite cause or charity while making a significant contribution to the communities they serve. 
  • NAPERVILLE – DuPage Children’s Museum recently hosted its annual fundraising event at the Marriott Chicago Naperville Hotel in Naperville. 
  • Jersey Mike's fundraiser supports children's hospital

    Jersey Mike's locations up and down the Randall Road corridor -- including those in Lake in the Hills, South Elgin and Geneva -- helped raise funds last month for the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Chicago Blackhawk's Charity in Chicago.

  • ELGIN -- Employees of Mueller CPA and its Business & Financial Advisors unit are celebrating their sponsorship of the Kane County Cougars in 2015 with a novel fundraising event. 
  • WAUKEGAN -- Consumers Credit Union recently awarded $1,500 scholarships to six Lake County high school seniors, to be used at the college or university of their choice. 
  • WHEATON — Independent investment firm Elkhorn Capital Group announced it will recognize World Water Day, an initiative of the United Nations bringing attention to the need for new infrastructure addressing water shortages that result from pollution, decaying infrastructure and shifting weather patterns. 
  • OAK BROOK – Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Executive Director Louis W. Kosiba was appointed to the Illinois Performance Excellence board of trustees. 
  • PARK RIDGE -- The Maine Center in Park Ridge will be merging with Elk Grove Village-based Kenneth Young Center April 1 to continue providing mental health treatment services in Maine Township, officials announced. 
  • WHEATON -- The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Western DuPage Special Recreation Association by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report. 
  • FRANKLIN PARK  – Sloan has donated water- and energy-efficient plumbing products for the restrooms at Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans, the Green Schools Showcase during the Greenbuild 2014 conference. 
  • WHEATON -- The West Suburban Philanthropic Network has announced the 2015 honorees who will be recognized at the 13th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon May 19 at Bobak’s Signature Events, 6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge. 
  • WHEATON — The DuPage Community Foundation has a new name and a new look and will now be doing business as the DuPage Foundation. The change in name and visual identity was made to update the look of the Foundation and to simplify its name. 
  • ELGIN – Renz Addiction Counseling Center was recently awarded $4,430 from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley in support of purchasing two new computers, network equipment, and group room chairs. 
  • HOFFMAN ESTATES - With the completion of its charitable holiday campaign in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council, Sears Hometown Stores is donating $92,762 to first responders throughout its stores' local communities. 
  • BATAVIA – The Batavia United Way board of directors welcomed five new member during the board's February meeting. 
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