Browsing: Give Back

We believe in supporting and championing the helpers in the community. With each printed issue, Main & Luxe Magazine gives back to the featured philanthropic organization via marketing and exposure.

By Christina Balsano Wichmann McDonald Farm, Conservation Foundation Headquartershttp://www.theconservationfoundation.org This year, the Conservation Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary of preserving…

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Lizbeth Rios first learned of Mutual Ground while pursuing her undergraduate degree in social work at Aurora University. Lizbeth and some of her classmates toured the historic mansion that houses Mutual Ground and its emergency shelter and spent time organizing clothes in Miss Fannie’s Room, a clothing closet named after a longtime volunteer. Lizbeth felt a connection with the organization and began volunteering on a regular basis caring for children—playing with and reading to them and putting them down for naps—while their parents or caretakers attended group therapy sessions.

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Since 2020, things are different. We’ve started seeing The Great Resignation in full swing. People are looking at their lives afresh—personal and professional. The Career & Networking Center with Kim White is Naperville’s answer to helping with career transitions and providing needed professional services to individuals and businesses.

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Sean Smith will arrive at a party and always ask for dogs he can play with. Sean is a marketing and business consultant at Hire Yourself and the current Vice President of the Naperville Area Humane Society (NAHS) Board of Directors. His membership on the NAHS Board was inspired by his first dog, a black female Labrador retriever named Dublin that he adopted ten years ago.

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Cara Yavaliollah, Monthly Giving Specialist at Feed My Starving Children, started as a volunteer in 6th grade with her youth group as part of a food packing team. She knew she wanted to make a career at Feed My Starving Children from that first experience many years ago.

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April Specht Redzic, MNA, CFRE, CEO of DuPage Pads. Her vast and formal training is helping make a measurable and meaningful impact on homelessness in our area.

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Chuck, as he told us he wants to be called, met us right on time and immediately began to describe the ground rules, how mentorship would work and then outlined expectations for both mentee and mentor.

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