This Year’s Event

We gather together each December at our Annual Meeting to celebrate our year’s accomplishments and envision our future.

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This year, we will pay special acknowledgment to Don Biernacki for his years of service as the President of the Board of Directors at SOS Children’s Villages Illinois. Together with our staff, family of supporters, and special guests, we will honor the legacy Don has created in our community; a lasting impression that has greatly impacted the lives of each child and family we serve. Don will serve as this year’s keynote speaker, offering reflections and wisdom from his time in leadership at SOS Illinois.

Additionally, we will take time to show gratitude for the support of our staff, donors, corporate partners, and community leaders. We are proud to recognize a number of individuals who have gone above and beyond to help our organization serve children and families throughout 2018.

Award Recipients for 2018

Don Biernacki
2018 Excellence in Leadership Award

Daughters of Charity – Sr. Mary Kay Schreier and Sr. Betty Ann McNeil
2018 Distinguished Community Leadership Award

SOS Illinois Villages Managers and Facilities Staff
2018 Distinguished Staff Leadership Award

Margie Boenzi
2018 Distinguished Volunteer Leadership Award

Micah Materre
2018 Making a Difference Award

Gurtz Electric Co. – Frank Gurtz
2018 Distinguished Corporate Leadership Award

For information on this year’s event, please contact:
Kelly Keene, Office and Administrative Coordinator
at or (312) 372-8200 x110