ChildServ to honor Dan Cronin at Gala benefiting Children

ChildServ Communications Department
Updated 10/25/2017 9:33 AM

Chicago, Ill -- October 24, 2017 -- ChildServ, a nonprofit dedicated to building better lives for children, will honor DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin with the Lucy Rider Meyer Humanitarian Award for Public Service during its annual Founder's Day Gala at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago, on October 27.

"We are grateful to Chairman Cronin for his long-standing support for the teenage boys and girls who live in our three DuPage County group homes," said Dan Kotowski, President and CEO of ChildServ. "His tremendous commitment to their health, safety and well-being ensures that our youth live in comfortable homes and are able to become leaders in their own lives."


"I am thrilled to be a part of ChildServ's legacy of hope and possibility," said Chairman Cronin. "ChildServ invests in children and strengthens families, providing valuable services, as well as stable housing for youth in need. This is the very essence of community service. While I am deeply honored to receive the Lucy Rider Meyer Humanitarian Award, the people who should be commended are those helping children each day."

Cronin, a resident of Elmhurst, has enjoyed a long, successful career as a public servant. Prior to his election as Chairman of the DuPage County Board in 2010, he served for 20 years in the Illinois General Assembly, passing laws to improve school security, protect women and children from domestic violence, and reduce gun violence. He was re-elected as Chairman in 2014.

In Fiscal Year 2017, ChildServ received more than $63,000 in publicly-available grants from DuPage County's Community Development Block Grant and Human Services Grant Fund to make capital improvements at its Downers Grove and Lisle homes as well as provide for the care and security of its residents.

The Founder's Day Gala will celebrate ChildServ's 123 years of helping children and families to reach their potential, and will feature a program emceed by WGN Radio's Patti Vasquez, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions, which will benefit the 2,400 children and families in ChildServ's care.

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About ChildServ

Since 1894, ChildServ has helped children and families to build better lives and achieve their potential. The human services agency provides community-based programs, including early childhood education, foster care and adoption services, housing for formerly homeless youth, group homes, and counseling, to children and families in Cook, DuPage, Kane and Lake counties.

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