Family Shelter Service Receives DuPage Foundation Spirit of Volunteerism Award

The DuPage Foundation recently presented a check for $30,000 to Family Shelter Service as part of their 2015 Spirit of Volunteerism Award. The award recognizes the integral role that volunteers play at Family Shelter Service. From the administrative office and resale shop, to helping people apply for orders of protection at the DuPage County courthouse, volunteers can be found in every area of Family Shelter Service. In FY-14, volunteers provided 17,000 hours of service to Family Shelter Service.

The DuPage Foundation seeks to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs and building community partnerships. The DuPage Foundation’s Spirit of Volunteerism Award, which has been given out every other year since 2011, is funded by a donor-advised fund of the DuPage Foundation, which was established by an anonymous donor.

Pictured: Barb Szczepaniak, DuPage Foundation director of programs (standing, far left), presented Family Shelter Service with the Spirit of Volunteerism Award. Pictured are (l. to r.): Szczepaniak, Family Shelter Service Board President and Chief of Police for Hinsdale Brad Bloom; Spirit of Volunteer Committee member Steve Reitman; Family Shelter Service Volunteer Coordinator Pat Welch; and Spirit of Volunteer Committee member Jo Ann Favia. Pictured in the front row are (l. to r.) Gala Committee volunteer Jennifer Coleman and Family Shelter Service development intern Dana Auxier.