On Thursday, August 9th, we will recognize four special individuals as well as our Community Partner of the Year at our Volunteer Recognition DInner. You can purchase tickets for this event at Garden Chalet Banquet in Worth, IL by following this link: https://e.givesmart.com/events/7XQ/.
Above & Beyond Recipient: Bill Graham
During the past 10 years he has served on business advisory boards, consulted for non-profit associations and unions, and helped individuals and organizations with their professional and business development. He brings a wealth of experience since he has owned and run three businesses in transportation, food production and management consulting. From this experience he knows well how to conduct all of the critical functions in business, helping to grow their financial bottom line while reducing their tax liabilities. He has also been a faculty member at local community colleges and National Louis University providing education in human relations, business analysis and ethics. He has also written two books—one in management development and the other a children’s reading primer: “Breakfast with Sammy”. Since joining the financial services industry 12 years ago, he now utilizes his range of experiences to help owners of businesses and their employees protect and grow their finances and their peace of mind. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Wooster College; M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology and Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University.
Above & Beyond Recipient: Karen Rascher
She directed Garden Preschool from 1975-85 when she worked at Dearborn Heights/Kolb from 1985-2004, and then Trinity Lutheran Preschool as a substitute teacher from 2004-present.
Karen loves traveling and watercolor painting.