2020 FEB • MAR | Vol. 22 Issue 3
C O N N E C T I O N SCWC Periodic Publication
SAVE CWC Finishes
THE Year of Helping
As 2019 came to a close, CWC was busy
with our annual giving programs, which
were very successful. See page 5 for more
photos and highlights.
EVENT SPONSORS: More info to come at: CWC Philanthropy Co-Chair Danielle Boreczky with
some of the groceries that went toward 50 complete
Thank you to our 2019/20 Corporate Sponsors! CaringWomensConnection.com Thanksgiving meals donated to Lake County Haven.
Thanks to Jewel in Lake Zurich for their help.
CORPORATE CHAMPIONS Cherie Smith Zurek - ReMax
Avalon Salon and Day Spa Concierge Medical & Day Spa Mid-West Tree Service Inc.
Casten Body Shop Couture 360 Salon Muller Exteriors
CookCraft by Candace Deemer Law Firm LTD Nancy Burgess Strategic Marketing, Inc.
Renee Clark Real Estate Group - @properties Deer Park Chiropractic Norwex - Joelle Pehrson
CORPORATE ADVOCATES Destination Fitness Nothing Bundt Cakes
Call Me Social Butterfly Double Tree by Hilton - LIbertyville/Mundelein Olivia’s Boutique
Chris Geimer Design Epilogue Orangetheory Fitness - Kildeer/Riverwoods
Edwards Jones office of Erica Gunther GinnyOsellshomes, Inc. PMG Wealth Management
Fifth Third Bank The Goddard School of Hawthorn Woods Polish Maids
House of Betty Jane Grooms Insurance Poul’s Landscaping
Lake Zurich Travel Hallmark Promotions Inc. Profile by Sanford
Paula Hoerner - Arbonne Int’l Indep. Consultant Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa-Kildeer Pulsation Yoga
Petra 4 Travel Hart Dental Raceway Car Wash
Touching Sky Meditation Helping Hands Therapy Randy S Heidenfelder - Attorney
Tupperware - Rosemarie Fagen Home Away From Home Dog Care Ray’s Bike and Mower - Mundelein
CORPORATE STEWARDS Homes with Team Family-Christine Lee (RE/MAX Showcase) Ronna Streiff- Jameson Sotheby’s Realty
Aerex Pest Control Historic Downtown Long Grove Sandra Frampton Real Estate Inc.
Agogo Active Wear Inland Bank Sharon Adilman - Cabi Clothing
Anuyu Boutique Just Bee Yoga Sports Clips Lake Zurich
Assured Services, Inc. Kasia Vetter Photography Sue Hutchings @properties
Barn Nursery Kendra Scott - Deer Park Town Center Studio One Eleven Salon and Day Spa
Blue Jay Paint and Blinds Kick It Up Coaching The Gents Place
Be New Pilates Luxe Wearhouse WE of IL (Women Entrepreneurs of Illinois)
Broken Earth Winery Mary Conway, Baird & Warner Within Reach Inc.
Mary Kay - Maria Shell Yin Yang Pilates
Melon Ink Elegant Screen Print & Embroidery Younique Products - Nicole Schultes
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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
LAURIE WILHOIT Looking forward to 2020
President So excited to be starting 2020 with CWC! We have had a
[email protected] wonderful first half of the year - meeting new members and
our new board members. We are thrilled to welcome Olga
847-796-0232 Santoscpy, Daria Knupp, Joy Little and Sarah Finson who have
generously accepted positions. I am so honored to lead this
organization and bring together like-minded men and women.
As an all-volunteer registered 501(c)(3), we work together because
WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE in our community. We
appreciate every hour, every dollar, every recommendation
you send to us. We depend our community to help us with our
mission helping women and children in need. Our membership
starts at $50 annually for individuals. If you have not joined, please
consider this year. There are so many people who are in need
that we can help, please consider joining us. We have some great
events coming up, and make sure to SAVE THE DATE for our
See you soon!
CWC FEBRUARY CONNECTIONS EVENT
Decorative Sign Painting Craft Night
WHEN: February 20, 2020 Limited to 18 attendees.
INSTRUCTOR: Kori Babb This is a sign-up / prepay event.
WHERE: Kori Babb Residence, Go to CaringWomensConnection.com.
Wine and light snacks served
Address will be provided after registration.
$30.00 per person
QUESTIONS? Contact Laura Hoyt-Staley [email protected]
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2ND ANNUAL DRIVE CASA of Lake County distributes
the new undergarments collected
Underwear for Kids! in our drive to foster children in
the area. Collected items include
Wow! 2019’s Tighty Whitie those for boys and girls from small
Drive proved to be even more children to teen. Thanks to CWC
successful than our first one Board Member Pam Coleman for
in 2018. We raised and collected over coordinating.
$1600 worth of underwear for the foster
children of Lake County. These donations
were dropped off at CASA of Lake County
the first week of December. Of course, we
couldn’t do this without the continued
support of our community and community
A huge thank you to Pulsation Yoga in Lake Zurich, who collected underwear
and donations and the Visitors Center in Downtown Long Grove for hosting a
collection bin as well. We would also like to thank the Target in Lake Zurich for
giving us last minute gift cards that made our purchase even more successful and
our cashier Steve, who patiently checked us out at 9:05p.m. as the store was closing.
The impact these donations will make in our community are immeasurable.
Thank you to all that helped.
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We were overwhelmed by the PHILANTHROPY
generosity of everyone who
donated to our holiday giving Holiday Giving Recap
programs! Thanksgiving Meals
Through donations at our Love Fund Auction in October, and
additional help from CWC Corporate and regular members,
we were able to fill Thanksgiving tables for those in need
in our local area. We filled a SUV from front to back with
groceries and delivered 50 complete meals to A Safe Place and
hams, turkeys and additional items to Mount Saint Joseph in
Lake Zurich. They were overwhelmed by our generosity. . .all
made possible by our supporters!
A Safe Place Kids
We partnered with Libertyville Gymnastics and The Gents Place
(in Deer Park) for gifts for this local shelter. They collected so
many toys and books that they filled an entire Chevy Suburban
from the front seat all the way to the back.
Thank you for your help!
Lake County Haven Women
How about a new pair of winter boots and winter coat as a perfect
gift for this season? Through a detailed sign-up that CWC
coordinated, generous local residents were able to provide
these to Lake County Haven. . .all selected in the correct sizes
specific to each individual on the list. CWC would not be able
to provide these gifts without the generous giving of our local
supporters. . .thank you very much for thinking of others this
past holiday season.
AND. . .Annual Shoe Box Project and
Holiday shoe boxes were decorated and filled with gifts
for children in local shelters. And we were very gratified
to have ALL of the members on our “Adopt-a-Family”
list taken and the requested items shopped for, wrapped
and delivered in time to make their holiday a little
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Toys Made with Heart
For the fourth year,
Lake Zurich Middle
School South Wood-
working Club created unique
wooden toys for children in local
shelters. This year they donated
over 100 mini helicopters with
movable propellers and color
accents to CWC. Their work and
thoughtfulness is impressive!
Shopping for Good
Kendra Scott at Deer Park Town Center held a “Shop for
Good” evening in November, with a percentage of sales
going to CWC. They have also generously donated some
beautiful and unique jewelry items for our raffles and
At their annual Holiday Breakfast, Women Patricia L. Deemer, J.D.
In Networking (WIN) collected generous
donations toward our organization. CWC is [email protected]
a member of WIN, a local businesswomen’s 847-847-7463
795 Ela Road – Suite 100
6 CaringWomensConnection.com Lake Zurich, IL 60047
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Happy 2020: Let the Resolutions Begin!
We resolve to meet more members of the local business community.
The Community Outreach team (and board members) the many fundraisers they held to help those in need in the
are stepping it up and engaging even more with the local community. All these events received promotion on our social
business community. We continue to attend chamber media networks as well as support from our members. Please
of commerce events and meetings, ribbon cutting parties contact us if you are considering a special event and would like
and frequent the businesses that we have become familiar to include a fundraiser for CWC during that event. We look
with through our membership with CWC. We are so grateful forward to a fun and successful 2020.
for the support CWC receives from business owners and
A Season of Support from Couture 360 in Lake Zurich supported CWC
CWC Corporate with two holiday opportunities. At the Holiday
Members. . .
Thank you! Open House, a special raffle was held for
CWC. They also offered small paper board
“ornaments” to their clients throughout
the season for a $5 donation.
Caryn Simons and her team celebrated
their 2nd year in Kildeer and selected
CWC to benefit from all sales for
a day in November. CWC Community Outreach can be reached at:
Susan Passaglia: [email protected], 847-370-8282
Paula Hoerner: [email protected]
Joy Little: [email protected], 815-236-3797
Grant Application Online Now
If your non-profit organization serves women and Each spring we tally up all the funds raised during the
children in Lake County, we encourage you to submit a year and then give it all away. . .it’s what CWC is all
Grant Request to CWC. Our annual grant process allows about!
us to consider any qualified organization that may
benefit from our help. The Grant Application is available for download at:
All Grant Applications are due April 1, 2020
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EEVVEENNTT RREECCAAPP AUCTION PADDLE Sponsors:
“Powerful” Event. . . toTsphooaunnrskeovyreosnu! t
2019 Love Fund Auction PREMIER BEVERAGE
Fun, friendship and competitive bidding was on
display at one of CWC’s most popular annual events, COMMUNITY Sponsors:
the Love Fund Auction last October at Kemper
Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. The “You’ve Always Had Avalon Salon and Day Spa Lake Zurich Travel
the Power” theme gave a light hearted Wizard of Oz Call Me Social Butterfly
theme to the night (many red “slippers” were spotted) Casten Auto Body Paula Hoerner - Arbonne
of Canister Raffles, Thanksgiving Meal Donations and Chris Geimer Design International Indep. Consultant
the always spirited Live Auction. The successful night CookCraft by Candace
brought in over $20,000 for our annual Love Fund! Edwards Jones office Petra 4 Travel
Generous donations were also taken towards purchasing of Erica Gunther
holiday meals for a local shelter (see page 5). Thank you Fifth Third Bank Renee Clark Real Estate Group -
to all attendees . . .it was a fantastic start to our 2019- House of Betty Jane @properties
Touching Sky Meditation
Special thanks to all that provided generous donations
for the Raffle and Live Auction and to chairperson Tupperware - Rosemarie Fagan
Joanne Pence for heading up this signature event.
You’veAlways Had the Power EVENT RECAP
ALSO thanks to: NOVEMBER
The UPS Store, Game Night Fun
Lake Zurich, for
sponsoring the Members, friends and guests joined for a casual evening
program printing of games and laughs at our Connections event
in November. Connections events bring together
Blue Jay Paint and members in fun and engaging settings to strengthen networks
Blinds, Lake Zurich, and relationships. All are welcome! Please see the calendar on
for their help with our page 14 for Feb. and March events.
Long Grove Thanks to Lisa Charnogorsky for emceeing
Confectionery for the live auction with help from her husband “Balancing Act”
table snacks Jeff (above) and to Kathy Pedersen of
On Occasion Catering & Events and Yogis (some newbies and some experienced) came
Nothing Bundt Cakes, Rosemarie Fagan with Tupperware (below) together for a post holiday “Yoga & Wine Night” in
Kildeer for help with for partnering to offer a Lake Geneva support of the student Service Scholarship given out
desert catered condo stay that was a hugely popular by CWC annually. Pulsation Yoga in Lake Zurich generously
auction item. hosted a full class in their welcoming space and donated toward
the prizes for our raffle. Winners, wine (and some chocolate)
made for a warm and successful night.
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CWC DONATION PROGRAM
The “Love Fund” is the heart of the Caring Women’s Connection organization. All donations
collected for this fund are distributed to charities and organizations that support women
and children in need in Lake County. Every person/business/organization that gives a monetary
donation becomes a “Gem” of Caring Women’s Connection, helping us to provide vital
assistance to the programs we support.
We appreciate every level of donation. Caring Women’s Connection will send you a tax receipt
and publicize your donation, along with your name/company’s name (if you so choose) on our
website and in our CONNECTIONS newsletter publication, which is mailed to over 4,000
residents. The Caring Women’s Connection is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and all
monetary donations are tax deductible. Below is a list our donation designations.
Donations can be sent in or made online at www.caringwomensconnection.com/donate-now
DIAMOND GEMS ($10,000+) • AMETHYST GEMS ($5,000 - $9,999)
RUBY GEMS ($1,000 - $4,999) • SILVER SUPPORTERS ($50 - $999)
PLATINUM INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP ($100)
2019/20 RUBY GEMS Ann Severson Thank you for
House of Betty Jane
2019/20 SILVER SUPPORTERS/PLATINUM MEMBERS
Linu Abraham Olga Golumbovski Nothing Bundt Cakes
Stacey Adams Denise Gornick Muffi Painter
Anuyu Boutique Cheryl Haas Susan Passaglia
Valerie Arnesen Laura Hoyt-Staley Kate Pedigo
Janis Berson HBisutosirnicesDsoAwssnotociwatnioLnong Grove Kendra Scott LLC
Judith Burlingame Amanda Howland Joanne Pence
Laurie Caputo Darlene Kober Sharon Popielewski
Lisa Charnogorsky Karen Korenkiewicz Alice Schmitz
David & Lynn Coughenour Mary Lou Leitner Carol Skarlat
Patricia Corman Kay Lobo Sharon Specht
Couture 360 Michael & Ann Marie Mathis Angie Underwood
Rose & Cass Culp Trish McEvoy Shelly Walton of Paisley Designs
Amy Degustino Within Reach Gifts Long Grove
SCHOLARSHIP In the spring, CWC rewards an outstanding high school graduate who
PROGRAM has demonstrated a history of service to the community with a $3,000
scholarship towards tuition and provides as many additional scholarships as
possible. In spring of 2019, we awarded a total of $5,000 in scholarships to
five deserving area high school seniors.
With a donation of $3,000 or more, the scholarship will be named after
you or your organization. We think this is a great way to show your support
for education and the community and assist in the educational goals of a
deserving local student. You may donate to the scholarship online at any
time on the CWC website.
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MEMBERSHIP KATE PEDIGO SUSANNE DEPAEPE
Please Join Us. . . Questions? Please contact:
Kate Pedigo, Membership Chair
2019/2020 Memberships are [email protected]
Still Available (636)484-0705
or Susanne DePaepe
Our new membership year began August 1st but we accept memberships at any [email protected]
time and your membership is a donation that helps us fund grants that are pre-
sented in May 2020! Spring is our final push and if you would like to help us reach
our fundraising goal, consider membership or renewals which can be processed
through our website. New/renewal memberships will be valid through July 31, 2020,
and the proceeds help women and children in need in Lake County.
Thank you for being an integral part of the CWC community!
Check our website for regular updates on upcoming events:
ATTENDANCE: 150+ AREA WOMEN SAVE THE
Our Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon is a marquee event DATE!
for CWC and is key towards meeting our annual Love CWC
Fund goal. As part of the event, attendees can view and Social Pop-Up. . .
buy tickets for raffle items and baskets valued at $50-75. St. Patrick’s Day!
If you have questions or would like to donate, please THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020
contact Nicole Schultes at: 6-8:30pm
[email protected] Kemper Lakes Golf Club, Kildeer
12 CaringWomensConnection.com We’ll meet in the cozy, newly remodeled fireplace bar
Cash bar • St. Patrick’s Bingo
Prizes for Best Wearin’ o’ the Green
All are welcome. . .bring a friend!
Permitted advertising in CONNECTIONS is at the discre- February Emmaus House Dinner
tion of the board & editors of the CWC. We reserve the
right to remove an advertisement if we receive legitimate Sunday, February 9, 2020, 4:15 - 7:15pm
complaints about the service provider. In addition, we will
not advertise for an individual or business that we feel Twice a year, CWC provides
behaves in a manner inconsistent with our objectives. volunteers at the Sunday
Night Emmaus House
CONNECTIONS DELIVERY: Community Dinner (in the
basement of St. Francis de
CONNECTIONS is published Sept, Nov, Sales in Lake Zurich).
Feb, April, & June. Each issue is sent to Volunteers prepare food for
new areas, to reach more people who drop off, help prep & serve
might want to get involved. Please sign food, and clean up.
up on our website for a PDF version to be
emailed, so you never miss an issue. CWC A sign-up for specific slots can be found at:
Members always receive a mailed copy! signupgenius.com/go/20f0944ada928a7fa7-emmaus6
LIKE US: QUESTIONS? EMAIL PATTY RENZ AT:
facebook.com/CaringWomensConnection.com [email protected]
Looking to get more involved this year? Benefiting women and children in Lake County 13
You have the power to help!
Check out our website to learn more.
CALENDAR S SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
� RSVP or SIGN UP REQUIRED
Mark you calendar for these upcoming events. Check our
website at CaringWomensConnection.com for updates and
Scholarship Application Deadline Sat. Feb 1
Emmaus House Community Dinner Sun. Feb. 9 � See page 13
� See page 3
Food prep, serving & clean-up 4:15-7:15pm
Emmaus House of Hospitality (in the St. Francis de Sales basement) See page 12
135 S. Buesching Rd., Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Connections Event: Decorative Sign Painting Craft Night Thurs. Feb 20
March Thurs. March 12
St. Patrick’s Day Social Pop-Up Event 6-9pm
Kemper Lakes Golf Club
April Wed. April 1 S� See page 7
Sun. April 19 See front cover
Grant Application deadline
SPRING LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW
Ivanhoe Country Club
2020 Grants and Scholarships awarded
End of the Year event - TBD
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Lake Zurich, IL 60047
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