Board Member Review: Consideration of Charity Support
IRS Registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit Members
The following missions/statements have been taken from respective websites of these seventeen 501(c)3 members of our Chamber. As we begin the process of how LZACC gives back to the community, the first step is to review these charities and consider how their mission is aligned with the mission of the Chamber – to enhance the economic vitality of our members and communities.
While we have chosen to remove religious and political affiliated non-profits, there are two that while they approach their mission from a Christian standpoint, they don’t only support persons with specific religious beliefs. Therefore, our E-Board has left them on the list for your consideration.
Please select the top 3 charities that you believe are aligned with LZACC’s mission.
- American Legion-Lake Zurich Post 964 – Welcoming and serving veterans from all branches of our Armed Forces; mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families; 100% of donations acquired are spent within our community for scholarships for our children, assistance to veterans, and their families and other worthy community projects and programs.
- Ancient Oaks Foundation – Restore and preserve natural areas by decreasing invasive species and reintroducing native vegetation; educate the community on the care of natural areas and the benefits for future generations; encourage community involvement; develop sustainable, long term plans for the care of natural areas.
- Caring Women’s Connection – Building connections with its members, the community, and the 14+ local charities they support, with an emphasis on serving women and children in need in Lake County; providing scholarships, housing and transportation needs, personal necessities, social and life enrichment skills among many other needs.
- Center for Independence – Serves over 600 children with physical disabilities at four locations throughout the Chicago-land area and has provided over $11,000,000 in charitable services to low-income families.
- Ela Historical Society – Passionate about preserving our local history! Ela Historical Society has an online museum to research and engross one into the rich history of the Ela Township!
- Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association – Preserve Long Grove’s historic character, hosts memorable experiences for guests and residents, creates an environment where business can thrive.
- Lake County Fair Association – Preservation of the past, promotion of the future, and education on the future of agriculture, horticulture, mechanical arts, rural and domestic economy of the Lake County Community.
- Lake County Partners – Supported by investors in the private and public sectors this group leverages its resources by improving the local business climate and transforming economic opportunities into business realities. We focus on facilitating collaboration, aligning workforce supply with industry demands, and promoting Lake County to attract, retain and expand businesses.
- Lake Zurich Flames – Founded in the early 1970s by volunteer fireman, this group is committed to teaching the fundamentals of football and cheerleading which includes sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, fair play, character building, and above all else, FUN.
- Love Inc. Lake County Southwest – This Christian based group creates long-term personal relationships with individuals and families on their transformational journeys – helping find employment, housing/furniture, and financial/personal/spiritual guidance.
- Mount St. Joseph Association – Intermediate Care Facility for handicap women, which is home to approximately 125 women with varying degrees of mental and physical disabilities; fundraising to promote the health and well-being of the residents and day clients thereby improving the quality of their lives.
- Omni Youth Services – Partners with parents and the community to provide innovative, transformational behavioral and educational support services to children, adolescents and young adults.
- Rotary Club of Lake Zurich – Provides service to others, promotes integrity, and advances world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Promotes peace; fights disease; provides clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, saves mothers and children, supports education, and grows local economies
- Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods – Provides service to others, promotes integrity, and advances world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Promotes peace; fights disease; provides clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, saves mothers and children, supports education, and grows local economies
- Save-A-Pet – Provides a safe haven for abused, neglected, injured, lost, or animals that have escaped euthanasia.
- School District 95 Educational Foundation – Raises funds and provides resources for additional innovations – such as school grants for initiatives, internships, academic funding for under-resourced children, basic needs for students through Joanie’s Closet – that empower every learner to achieve personal excellence. The Foundation works in partnerships with businesses, community, parents, and School District 95.
- South Lake County Regional Cert – Trains citizens in first aid, CPR, AED, medical triage, traffic control, fire suppression, damage assessment, search and rescue, to support Fire and Police Departments of Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Zurich and Long Grove, Illinois in support of emergency and planned events.