Submit nominations for Schaumburg’s Volunteer of the Year awards

Paylocity co-CEO Steve Beauchamp will be the keynote speaker for the village of Schaumburg’s 36th Volunteer of the Year Awards Luncheon, set for Tuesday, April 23.

The 27-year-old Schaumburg-based firm provides cloud-based human resources and payroll software for employers, as well as striving to be a positive corporate citizen of its community.

Tiana Weiler, Schaumburg’s director of cultural services, said the village chose to look close to home for the event’s keynote speaker this year.

“We wanted to turn the focus to our local business community who would have a message about volunteerism,” Weiler said. “Paylocity’s culture is to have a lasting, positive impact on their community. Nearly 40% of employees volunteered during (the last fiscal year) and impacted 320 organizations.”

Those attending the luncheon to hear Beauchamp will be the winners, nominees and their nominators in three award categories — adult volunteers, youth volunteers, and volunteer organizations.

“We believe Steve Beauchamp will have an approachable message around community and volunteerism that will resonate with our audience,” Weiler said. “We look forward to our local business community coming out to hear Steve’s message, along with taking the opportunity to nominate an employee or organization near and dear to their hearts.”

For more than three decades, the village has been honoring those who assist fellow residents and the community.

Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, April 1. Nominees for the youth volunteer award should be either junior high or high school age.

The nominees for all three awards can represent social, civic, religious, community, school, and nonprofit organizations within the village of Schaumburg or Schaumburg Township.

To make a nomination online, go to

The winners will be selected by a panel of judges. All nominees will receive a certificate of merit, while each of the three winners will receive an award.

Registration and payment for the event must be completed by Sunday, April 14. Members of the public are welcome, and each seat costs $35. except for nominees who can attend for free.

To register and pay online, visit

Schaumburg Mayor Tom Dailly will make the welcoming remarks at the event, which begins with an 11:30 a.m. cash bar at Chandler’s, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. The luncheon, Beauchamp’s address and the award presentation will last from noon until approximately 2 p.m.

For more information, email Schaumburg Special Events Coordinator Roxane Benvenuti at or call (847) 923-3605.

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