2017 Champions for Children Luncheon: A Tremendous Success!
More than 230 guests helped raise $38,000 for Children’s Home + Aid’s essential programs at the Champions for Children Luncheon held on June 1, 2017 – thank you!
If you were able to join us, we thought you would enjoy seeing the photos from the event – click here to view some great highlights.
Special thanks to our wonderful speakers, Honorable Mary Linn Green and Glenn Koning, as well as our generous For the Love of Children Award recipient, Alpine Bank! A special shout-out to our event co-chairs, Melissa S. Leuzinger and Amy Mazzarese, for putting on such a beautiful event! Children’s Home + Aid is grateful to have such fabulous representatives, as well as all the generous donors and sponsors who helped make this day possible.
For more information on the 2018 luncheon, please contact Melissa S. Leuzinger at 815-978-6125.
Calendar of Events
Save the date: Champions for Children Luncheon
June 14, 2018 | Giovanni’s
Overview of the Northern Regional Advisory Board
Established in 1883 by Reverend Martin Van Buren Van Arsdale, Children’s Home + Aid provides quality services to children and families throughout the State. The Northern Regional Office opened in 1939 and currently serves clients from the historic Freeman Square Office Building. Area offices are located at MotherHouse Crisis Nursery, 1603 S. Fourth St., Rockford and the Healthy Families Illinois program is at 1430 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore.
The Northern Region employs a staff of 120 employees. In addition, the Region served over 1,800 clients through 10 programs in three locations across 10 counties in Northern Illinois. The counties are Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, JoDaviess, Lee, Western McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago.
The mission of the Northern Regional Advisory Board is to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, youth and families in Rockford and surrounding counties. The advisory board members serve as the chief volunteer leaders for Children’s Home + Aid’s Northern Region. Local volunteers dedicated to Children’s Home + Aid have provided leadership in northern Illinois for more than 80 years. They are responsible for and participate actively in driving philanthropic and volunteer support in the community. Our advisory board members inform the mission strategy and priorities to meet local needs and challenges, and provide oversight and accountability to the community by reviewing our results and impact report.
Advisory Board Members
Joan Tunnell, Chair
Amy Wilcox, Treasurer
Melissa Leuzinger, Development Committee Chair
Amy Mazzarese, Development Committee Chair
Bill Decker, Chair Emeritus
Join the Northern Regional Advisory Board
For more information on board activities in the Rockford region, please contact Meghan Gauen at email@example.com.