Fox Valley Hands of Hope welcomes new board member

  • Jonathan Gripe

    Jonathan Gripe

Updated 1/30/2019 9:44 PM

Fox Valley Hands of Hope appoints Jonathan Gripe to the 2019 Board of Directors. He has been with Edward Jones since 2007 and has over 40 years in the financial services industry. He grew up in West Lafayette, Ind., and graduated from Indiana University.

"The aspect of my job that I most enjoy is helping people and making a difference in their lives personally and financially. I take particular pleasure in helping small business owners keep more of the money they make," Gripe said.


Gripe is also the president of St. Charles Kiwanis and sits on the State Attorney's Deferred Prosecution Panel. He resides in St. Charles with his wife, Pam, and four children.

"I believe that Jon will make a wonderful addition to our Board of Directors. We are looking forward to his input and assistance to help FVHH continue to grow and deliver quality services to the community," said Greg Weider, executive director.

Members of 2019 board of directors are: Jack Saylors, president; Bev DeJovine, vice president/secretary; David Weisman, treasurer; Jim Diorio, Sherri Dublin, Jonathan Gripe, Brandon Hoeft, Ed Hunter, Carolyn Jansons, John Mason, Christine Mueller; and Joe Baron, immediate past president.

Fox Valley Hands of Hope provides critical support services to adults, children and families experiencing grief and loss. In 2018, Fox Valley Hands of Hope served nearly 1,900 men, women and children with volunteer-driven support services and more than a dozen support groups, including school-based programs. All services are provided free of charge to the community.

Fox Valley Hands of Hope works to enhance the quality of life and to provide hope to those experiencing grief or life-threatening illnesses. The organization's staff and trained volunteers continuously provide unsurpassed support to those needing hope and compassionate care. Originally founded in 1981 as Fox Valley Hospice, Fox Valley Hands of Hope remains dedicated to providing practical, spiritual and emotional support to individuals and families who are dealing with loss of life or a life-threatening illness. Fox Valley Hands of Hope is supported entirely by the community, and all services are available without charge.

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