Morales, 35, becomes only the third full-time Executive Director in LCCF
's 15 year history.
He was suspected of being the whistle-blower responsible for the Scottish Charities investigation into the LCCF
has begun to see positive progress through its collaborative efforts to increase access to affordable, nutritious food throughout Lake County.
Brett was suspended as managing director of the charity in 1994 amid claims she had housed her family rent-free in LCCF
holiday homes for the sick, forcing the youngsters to stay in caravans.
The newly created art was auctioned off in support of the Reusch Operating Endowment, a permanent fund that serves as the engine that powers LCCF
and its work as a builder and steward of permanent charitable assets in Lake County.
"We are so happy to have this impressive group of artists join the celebration," said Miah Armour, executive director of LCCF
"We are so happy to have this impressive group of artists join the celebration," said Miah Armour, Executive Director of LCCF
. "This gathering celebrates the power of art and philanthropy to build vibrant communities, right here in Lake County.
is fortunate to have the service of this group of new leaders representing Libertyville, Deerfield, Lake Forest and western Lake County to help build charitable assets for the long-term benefit of our growing, changing region," said Martha Hinchman, Board Chair.
"We are so thrilled to celebrate fifteen years of giving," says Miah Armour, Executive Director of LCCF
. "This gathering celebrates the power of art and philanthropy to build vibrant communities.
The Lake County Community Foundation (LCCF
), an affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust, brings together philanthropists and donors, dollars and ideas to build permanent funds to benefit Lake County, Illinois - today and for generations to come.
Since 2003, LCCF
has grown to over $12 million in assets, and has served as a catalyst for generosity and change; a connector of people and organizations; and as the permanent steward of charitable funds dedicated improving the lives of the most vulnerable residents of Lake County.
Prior to the event, in recognition of National Poverty Awareness Month, LCCF
reached out to mayors and city officials from more than 50 suburbs and communities that are within Lake County to ask them to compose their own proclamation specific to their community.