Healing Hearts, Changing Lives Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois www.lcfs.org Annual Report 2004 President and CEO Leadership Messages Changing Lives: How has LCFS changed your life? The Old Testament prophet Micah asks us, “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” As a Lutheran social ministry organization, these words take on greater meaning because they create a framework for our mission. As an agency, we not only show mercy, which often means helping people pick up the pieces of broken lives, we must also seek and pro- mote justice—doing something about the causes of pain, hurt, and bro- kenness. Motivated by God’s love, we seek to translate the Gospel from Word to action. As you will see in this report, these actions take many forms and involve many partnerships. This has been our mission since 1873, in the aftermath of the Civil Gene L. Svebakken, President and CEO; and War, when 14 Lutheran congregations came together in Addison to care Anthony Stephens, Chair, Board of Trustees for children left as orphans. Now 132 years later, 500 congregational partners and thousands of supporters are still working together to help transform Gene Svebakken came to lives through acts of mercy and justice, serving more than 40,000 people in Illinois. LCFS as Executive Director Day in and day out we place children in loving foster and adoptive homes, in 1978. Under his leader- provide a healing environment for children with severe behavioral disorders, feed ship, the agency has under- hungry people, help families through tough times, tutor at-risk middle schoolers, gone tremendous growth and coach mothers and fathers to be better parents, and more. change, enabling LCFS to provide a wider range of To make this ministry possible, it takes partnerships: human care services ● Children and families working at their own healing. throughout the state. Gene’s ● Congregations and donors supporting this work with their prayers, contributions to the social financial gifts and time. services field were recognized ● LCFS staff committing to go the extra mile every day. in 2004 by the Seeds of In this report you’ll meet people who represent these three partnerships, people Hope Award from Wheat with stories about how their lives have been changed—and how they are changing Ridge Ministries and lives—through LCFS. As you read these stories, look for their passion and commit- Outstanding Alumni Award ment, their sense of optimism and confidence that God is indeed at work through from the University of them and LCFS. Missouri School of Social As an agency, we are strong today because of your faithfulness. You are at the Work. center, standing next to us, making sure we’re here tomorrow. We continue to carry out our mission because of your steadfast support and prayers, and I thank you for your support during the past year. Soli Deo Gloria, Gene L. Svebakken, ACSW President and CEO Board of Trustees Leading LCFS into the future Tony Stephens has What first captured your heart Say more about this new model served as chair of the about the work of LCFS? of governance. LCFS Board of Trustees A wise friend once said to me that Board policy and advocacy has become the focus of since January 2003. He most of the world’s problems are caused our work. In the past, board meetings and activities first joined the board in by love withheld. I wondered what it were more concerned with operational and administra- 1997. Tony is a commer- would be like for a child either to not tive matters. Today, board meetings are devoted to cial real estate developer have parents, or to have a mother and making policies that define parameters for agency living in Oak Park, Ill. father who were not able to function as outcomes, monitoring adherence to policies and to He spoke with LCFS loving, nurturing parents. I saw LCFS as creating the future of the agency. We work to empower about his involvement a community of caring professionals and the agency toward visionary but attainable results with the agency and the volunteers who have the compassion, within the bounds of carefully crafted policy. role of the board. resources and ability to make a differ- Many board members participated in Lobby ence in the life of a child and in the lives Day last April in Springfield. What was the of many children and their families. board hoping to accomplish there? How are things different because LCFS exists? We believe one of our roles We often talk about the impact of the agency in is to be advocates for children terms of the current caseload statistics (see page 3). and families throughout These are easy to understand. But the real impact of Illinois. We take time at each this agency occurs in the lives of children who are of our meetings to understand healed from abuse, neglect and violence through an the critical human care needs adult’s care, love and attention. This impact extends to of the day. With that under- other people in the child’s life and in their future rela- standing comes the call to do tionships. The impact will benefit future generations. something about these issues. If life is a trajectory leading to fulfillment or disaster, We educate and encourage the then consider the children whose lives were headed trustees to communicate these towards life-long emotional pain and were instead led needs, gain community support and Visiting during Lobby Day in to productive lives, to higher education, to careers, to effectively influence policy decisions Springfield last April are LCMS Southern Illinois District healthy relationships because they were connected to and decision makers. If we don’t stand President Herbert Mueller, Jr. people who cared. up for children and families, who will? and LCMS Board member We realize that we have an influential Phyllis Wallace of Collinsville. How has LCFS responded to a rapidly voice, and we’re going to use that voice. LCFS co-sponsored this event. changing human care environment? Over the past decade, the LCFS staff have enhanced their skills and adapted the organization to a changing world. This also required a new model of gov- Anthony Stephens, Chair ernance. The board needed to develop its ability to LCFS Board of Trustees lead leaders and to be oriented toward the future. So several years ago the board undertook an evolution in its method of governance. Client Wayne Grote: God’s plan for every child After 13 years of marriage, my wife, LuAnn, and I were faced with wanting children but not having any on our own. We did not want to take the risks associat- ed with medications and multiple births, or face the sig- nificant costs with no guarantee of success. In April 1994, I saw an "adoption party" on television where several 4- to 10-year-old children were intro- duced to a group of prospective adoptive parents. Some of the older children said they just wanted to find someone to love them. Here was my opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life and put into practice what I believed was true: There is no reason not to give every child a chance to live and to be loved. LuAnn and I believe God brought us to that point in our lives because He had a different plan for making us a family. Later that month we contacted a local Lutheran pastor who had adopted a child. He was very supportive and recommended Lutheran Child and Family Services. Ten years ago LCFS assisted We called the LCFS office in Belleville to set up an Wayne and LuAnn Grote when appointment. Two case workers met with us to describe they adopted their son, Jonathan. the process. I can honestly say that after that first Wayne, who serves on the LCFS meeting, we felt certain that this was the plan God had Board of Trustees, wrote this first- for us. person story in April 2004. He We originally intended to adopt an older child, not and his family live in Hoyleton, knowing we were about to be selected by a birth moth- Ill., near St. Louis. er. We completed the home visit, obtained DCFS approval, and completed the background checks. and to alleviate some of her anxiety from not knowing By July we had everything in order, including a what happened, or thinking the child went to whoever short booklet that told our story – who we were, why we was at the "top of the list." wanted a child, and how we planned to raise our child. On August 19, 1994, we received a call from our LCFS offered semi-open adoptions where birth moth- caseworker. Our caseworker told us that a young girl ers were given the opportunity to look through these had looked at our booklet and wanted to talk to us. We booklets and select the couple they wanted to parent made arrangements to call her the following day. She their child. This approach allows a birth mother to wanted to meet us, and we went to see her at the LCFS demonstrate her love for the child by making a plan office on Monday. After our meeting, she said that we 2 were the family she wanted for her child. To say that How has LCFS changed we celebrated that day is an understatement! these lives? Later that same week, early Thursday morning, we received a call to go to the hospital. We were having a From July 2003-June 2004, Lutheran baby! On Friday, we brought home a healthy 8-pound Child and Family Services touched thou- baby boy named Jonathan. sands of lives: Before we had even talked about adopting, that young girl was nearly four months pregnant. It became ● LCFS helped build families through clear to us that before we even thought about adopting, 262 adoptive placements, 39 percent God had already made a plan for Jonathan. That plan more than the previous year. These included us, but we didn’t know it until August 19th. included 73 international adoptions and We have shared this story many times with 189 domestic adoptions. Jonathan, and we continually remind him that God makes families in many different ways and he is what ● Last year LCFS helped 131 foster chil- makes us a family. As a result of the daily joy and bless- dren achieve permanency through ings we have received through Jonathan, we want to give back to LCFS so that other children and couples adoption (68), family reunification (46) can have the same opportunity. and guardianships (17). Every morning and every evening we are reminded through a hug and a kiss from Jonathan just how real ● LCFS strengthened 1,181 at-risk fami- God’s love is for His children and how richly He has lies through home-based services, 205 blessed our family. My support of LCFS is the continu- more than in 2003. ation of putting into action my sincere belief that God has a plan for every child, and it is up to me to make it ● Statewide, LCFS provided counseling a reality. to more than 1,100 individuals and families, including 135 cases involving children in foster care. ● LCFS provided 24-hour residential ser- LCFS is committed to bringing families together. If you are interested in learning more vices for 75 children and youth in about adopting a child or becoming a foster Addison at Lutherbrook and special parent, please call 800/363-LCFS(5237). education services to 93 students at Lutherbrook Academy. This represents 24 more children than served last year. ● Last year saw an increase in the number of families who received food and cloth- ing through LCFS: 367 families, up from 294 last year. This represents near- ly 1,500 individuals served per week. 3 Leadership Messages Donors Bob and Marian Fick: Generosity starts early F or Bob and Marian Fick of Oak Brook, Ill., Behind the scenes at the Harvest Gala the decision to be generous was a mutual one early in In 1991 Marian was elected to the LCFS Board their married life. They’ve been donating 10 percent of of Trustees and she served for nine years. Then in 1993 their income for 45 years. Marian agreed to co-chair of the 4th annual Harvest "We’ve always tithed," Bob said, "even when we Gala, the annual LCFS dinner-auction fundraiser for didn’t have any money. It’s part of what you do." 250 guests. She has been part of the planning for each "And you don’t tithe the bottom of your salary – one since. it comes off the top," he added. "It’s such a good feeling to see how far it has Bob recalled that his parents, members of Zoar come," Marian said of the Harvest Gala. In the early Lutheran Church in Elmwood Park, Ill., were tithers, years, gala supporters raised $8,000. The 2004 event too. And now they’ve set an example for their own raised $145,000 for LCFS programs. "She does it all – children. Why? provides financial support, encourages her friends to be "Not everybody is as lucky as we were," Bob said. involved, brings dozens of guests, and is truly hands- "We’ve been so blessed and we wanted to give back." on," said Heidi Ruehle-May, LCFS special events coor- God’s blessings and this spirit of generosity is dinator. "She assembles mailings, makes baskets, sorts what led to the Ficks’ involvement with Lutheran nametags – no job is too insignificant," Heidi added. Child and Family Services of Illinois. "She’s that flexible and generous." "It’s done more for me than me for it," Marian said of her work with the event. Hands on at Lutherbrook While Marian has devoted plenty of energy to the Harvest Gala over the last 11 years, her heart is at Lutherbrook, LCFS’ premiere residential center in Addison for children with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties stemming from abuse and neglect. The campus houses 55 residents in six cottages as well as a K-12 therapeutic day school. Two years ago monies raised were earmarked for refurbishing the children’s living quarters at Lutherbrook, and Marian took special interest in As an agency, LCFS is strong today because of the faithfulness of our donors. We pay tribute to all our donors with this profile of two: Bob and Marian Fick whose steadfast support has been an inspiration. 4 following through on the project. How has LCFS changed Knowing that the Lutherbrook residents have very your life? little in the way of personal possessions, Marian thought their rooms needed to look better. "The kids deserved My involvement with LCFS has given more," she said. me an opportunity to give back, which I With several friends, Marian saw that the feel is an obligation and a privilege. bedrooms were painted and the children got new sheets, quilts and curtains. I have met so many special people at "If you have nice things, you feel better about LCFS, and they are an inspiration to me. yourself," she said. After raising my four children, my asso- "Her primary concern was the welfare of the ciation with the agency has given my life kids," said Scott Komperda, maintenance supervisor at a real purpose, and I am grateful for that. Lutherbrook. "She wanted to make where they’re living It has added a whole new dimension to as homey as possible." my life. "She has a genuine caring for the kids and wants to make them feel as welcome as possible. She wants There is such goodness and kindness them to know that we’re there for them," Scott said. here that it was easy to want to be involved. All this makes me want to do With gratitude whatever I can to make this agency better. Today their involvement with the agency has deepened even further. Bob chaired the LCFS golf Marian Fick outing for Northern Illinois last May, and Marian serves Oak Brook, Ill. on the LCFS Foundation Board of Directors. "I can’t say enough about what Bob and Marian’s many contributions have meant," said Gene Svebakken, president and CEO of LCFS. "The generosity of their time, talents and treasures has made a significant differ- ence in the lives of the children we serve." "I was Marian and Bob’s pastor for 25 years. For the decades I have known them, it is their faithful worship that generates the giving of their time and hands-on efforts. Their giving is their genuine selves – it’s who they are. They are faithful, committed people who live out this commitment in their entire life." To schedule a tour of Lutherbrook or set up a service project, contact The Rev. Richard Drews, retired pastor Fran Presta at 630/628-6448, ext. 226 Redeemer Lutheran Church, Elmhurst or fran—firstname.lastname@example.org. 5 Staff Mark Bouie: ‘I do it because I feel I can make a difference’ Mark Bouie first discovered he liked working until 1988, left the agency to get his master’s degree in with children when he was in high school. A teacher social work, and returned as a foster care supervisor in selected him to be a camp counselor for one week, 1990 for a year, filling in for another staff member on working with inner-city children. "It was a great leave. He served as a member of the LCFS Board of experience," he said. "I loved it." Trustees for two years from 1997-1999, and in 1999 was After 20 years in child welfare, 11 of those with named Director of Child Welfare. LCFS, Bouie still loves it. "I love the kids," he said. "I do it because I feel I can make a difference." What keeps drawing him back to LCFS? As the LCFS Director of Child Welfare, Bouie With all this involvement with LCFS, what kept heads 100 staff statewide who watch over more than drawing Mark back to the agency? "The mission," he 700 foster children. This requires a fair amount of said. "The values that our agency holds match the val- travel. During September alone, he traveled 3,000 ues I have," he added. "And the belief that the agency miles to various staff meetings where LCFS has offices. is moving in the right direction – caring for clients." His journey with LCFS began in 1984 when he "Mark is passionate about what he does," said was hired as an intake worker in River Forest and later Andrea Barr-Durr, LCFS Quality Manager for Foster moved to the Chicago South office in Woodlawn as a Care. "I don’t think he could see himself doing child welfare case worker. He remained in that position anything else but child welfare," she added. "Mark has a big job that keeps him moving LCFS employs nearly 420 around the state," said Ann Lading- staff statewide. Many are Ferguson, LCFS Chief Operating specialists in foster care, Officer. "He has a caring and flexible adoption, residential approach to dealing with clients and treatment, counseling, staff that allows him to work with community services and everyone as a team," she added. more. These hard-working A life-long Lutheran, Bouie says staff are dedicated to the during his college years he was influ- mission of LCFS: serving enced by the Rev. Mike Steinke, pastor children, individuals, fami- of his home congregation, who helped lies and communities so him get his first job with LCFS. that their well-being is "Mark was always sensitive to others improved. Here is an up- and could recognize when someone was close look at one LCFS in need," said Pastor Steinke. "He has a staff member. genuineness about caring for people." Mark says his faith foundation is essential to his work. "It gives me that ray of hope to hold on to. It pulls me through." 6 What keeps him up at night? "Seeing a story in A day in the life of an LCFS staff person: the news about a child who has been abused or neglect- Mark Bouie ed and the state has been called, and wondering if that is one of our clients – or if it will be one of our clients." 7:30 a.m. Leaves Richton Park home for LCFS Chicago South office Mark heads a strong team in Woodlawn. It goes without saying that to work in child 8:45 a.m. Arrives to a ringing telephone; takes call from staff member welfare, you have to be a caring person and dedicated down state. to children. Mark is proud of the staff he supervises. "This group of child welfare staff is the best 9:00 a.m. Unplanned meeting with foster care caseworker puts him we’ve had in a long time," he said. "They’re committed behind schedule for preparing for meeting of foster care supervisors at and dedicated. They’re definitely not in it for the 10:00. money. They make life-changing decisions for these 9:30 a.m. While on conference call with program directors at River kids and families. They’ve hung in there through good Forest office, he collates and staples multiple copies of an eight-page times and bad." handout for his 10 a.m. meeting. He hasn’t had an administrative staff How is he as a supervisor? "He values the input person for three years. of the people around him to make his team work," Barr-Durr said. "And he trusts your judgment." 10:00 a.m. Chairs monthly staff meeting of Cook County foster care supervisors with 10 agenda items: DCFS file reviews, how LCFS ranks A family man among 35 other child welfare agencies in the state, caseloads, perfor- For someone who thinks about other people’s mance issues and more. kids all day, it’s no surprise that Bouie is a dedicated father of three, ages 14, 12 and 9. Each of his two sons Noon Working lunch to review work of Child Welfare Program and one daughter plays several musical instruments and Manager Felicia Sanders. He consults his palm pilot regularly and calls sports, and he and his wife, a nurse, don’t like to miss a it his best friend. Felicia has 17 items she needs to discuss and explains concert or game. "I’m there for them," he said, "and on that her staff has been under tremendous pressure the past two years. days when I can’t be, they understand." The average caseload for a DCFS caseworker is 10-12; LCFS child He brings his children to the annual LCFS welfare workers have 15-18 cases on average. foster care Christmas party in Chicago where he plays 2:30 p.m. Phone call with LCFS Program Supervisor Deborah Pillers Santa, distributing gifts to the foster children and from Mount Vernon. Did she get the email he sent Sunday night? Yes, letting them sit on his lap. His 14-year-old daughter, and things are getting better. "When is the best time to call you, Kiah, wants to be the President of the United States. Mark?" she asks. He replies, "Before 7 or after 5," when he’s in his car But she recently told her father, "I want to be a social using his cell phone. worker like you." When Kiah asks for his advice, he’ll say, "Don’t 5:30 p.m. He heads home to his wife of 16 years, Sheila, a nurse, and come into this field looking for rewards. The benefits their three children in time for dinner and a Little League baseball come when you least expect it." meeting (he was the commissioner last year) or a meeting of the "My goal is to work myself out of a job," Mark said, Human Relations committee for Richton Park that he chairs. "when there will be no more abuse and neglect of kids." 9:30 p.m. Spends an hour on his laptop computer responding to the 62 emails and 32 voice mails he received during the day. 7 Our Future Vision 2010 Lutheran Child and Family Services has a vision to Today meet the needs of children and families in the future. Like you, our generous friends and supporters, we are ● Increase our public awareness about not content to passively stand by and watch while our this “best-kept secret” ministry hopes for the communities we serve are threatened by ● Annual fund at $850,000, up 14 per- diminishing resources and ever-growing needs. The cent from year prior and 41 percent in LCFS Board of Trustees enthusiastically supports the the past two years following fund-raising goals for the next five years. With these goals comes a plan as well as a hope for a ● Donor pool at 3,162, a net increase of brighter future for all the clients LCFS serves. 916 donors (or 28 percent) from previ- ous year ● Endowment Fund at $3.1 million By 2010 ● Increase constituent awareness and market our presence so we can serve more Lutherans and non-Lutherans ● Increase annual fund revenue to $1.5 million ● Increase active donor pool to 7,000 ● Increase endowment fund to $10 million Thank you “Thank you for helping us make this vision a reality. The future will be here tomorrow, and with your help we plan to be ready for it.” — Phillip L. Jiménez, LCFS Director of Development 8 Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois Consolidated Statement of Activities for fiscal year ended June 30, 2004 Revenue Revenue Program fees – 19% Contributions $1,052,795 Individuals, firms and foundations $541,490 Program grants – 2% Legacies & bequests 310,657 Contributions – 5% Congregations and church organizations 200,648 Federated Funding 385,128 Federated funding – 2% United Way organizations 285,128 Other – 1% Lutheran Church Charities 100,000 Fees and grants from government agencies 14,265,209 Fees and grants from Program fees 3,797,828 government agencies – 71% Program grants 370,785 Resale shop income 301,558 Miscellaneous 31,054 Revenue from Operations 20,204,357 Expenses Expenses Foster care – 30% Residential Treatment Centers 7,229,082 Home-based services – 8% Lutherbrook Child and Adolescent Center/Lutherbrook Academy 6,181,783 Camp Wartburg – 3% Southern Thirty Adolescent Center 1,047,299 Adoption services – 3% Foster Care 6,045,440 Family counseling – 3% Home-based Services 1,629,293 Community services – 2% Camp Wartburg 689,839 Adoption Services and Pregnancy Counseling 595,303 Family Counseling & Family Life Education 569,961 Supporting services – 14% Community Services 336,193 Community-based Wraparound Services 91,513 Emergency Assistance/Food & Clothing 72,680 Fathers' Center 65,697 Residential treatment centers – 37% Hispanic Outreach 61,815 Mentoring Program 44,488 Supporting Services* 2,844,861 Management and general 2,119,116 Fundraising/Foundation 561,952 Resale shops 139,625 Other 24,168 Expenses from Operations 19,939,972 Increase in Net Assets from Operations 264,385 These financial statements were abstracted from the organization’s June 30, 2004, statements which were audited by Altschuler, Melvoin & Glasser LLP. Other Changes in Net Assets Because the information does not include all the disclosures required by U.S. Net investment income 402,811 generally accepted accounting principles, it does not purport to present the organization’s financial condition or results of operations. Additional minimum pension liability credit 326,658 Increase in Net Assets $993,854 Copies of the audited financial statements are available upon written request to Paul Karl, LCFS Chief Financial Officer, 7620 W. Madison St., River Forest, IL 60305. *Supporting Services are 14.3 percent of total expenses. 9 Volunteer and Staff Leadership Board of Trustees Edward J. Schoenbaum LCFS Foundation LCFS Corporate Administrative Law Judge, Officers Illinois Department of Board of Directors Officers Chair Employment Security Theodore Arey, Chair Gene L. Svebakken, MSW, ACSW Anthony T. Stephens Benjamin Crawford President and CEO Principal, Gene L. Svebakken J.R. Davidsmeyer Heritage Realty Group President and CEO, Ann Lading-Ferguson, MSW, MA, Marian Fick LCSW, ACSW Lutheran Child and Family Vice Chairs David Hardt VP and COO Services of Illinois B.J. Chakiris Dorothy Hildebrandt, Vice Chair President, BJ Chakiris Co. Andrew Tecson Phillip Jimenez Paul Karl, CPA Partner, Paul Karl VP and CFO J.R. Davidsmeyer Chuhak and Tecson, PC Rev. Dr. F. Dean Lueking Linda A. Graunke Retired, Donald Lohmann Corporate Secretary Illinois Road Contractors, Inc. Phyllis Wallace Donald Lohrentz Network facilitator, Dorothy Mansholt Corporate Directors William Everson Robertson Research Institute Lorman Mansholt Ken Gaul, BA Retired, Commonwealth Edison Jesse Matheny, Jr., Secretary Finance Hezekiah Webb Owner, Hezekiah Webb Ralph Morris Raymond Mueller Laurel Hensel, BS Wayne R. Grote Insurance Agency Marketing and Communications Hospital Executive, St.Mary’s Edward Schoenbaum Good Samaritan Hospital Honorary Members Valerie Stodden Phillip Jimenez, BA Arlene Avischious Gene Svebakken Development Secretary Homemaker and Volunteer Theodore Yelich Dorcas Meissner Frances Price, MS Homemaker and Volunteer Human Resources Carolyn Becker Deaconess Camp Wartburg Susan Stephens, MSW, LCSW, ACSW Members Quality Board of Directors Rev. Dr. Paul Bacon William Lustoff Pastor, Bethesda Lutheran deceased Clifford Ascher, Secretary Regional Vice Presidents Church Simmonds-Folkening Co. Kurt Blumenthal Robin Hensley, MS Ruth Ann Brinkmann Downstate Region Arthur Bell Theodore Yelich Gene Dann Bell Interiors Plus (BIP) Retired, Vector Corp. Gary Fulton Edward “Dino” Ivory, BA Paul Galeski Chicago Region Dr. Ruth Ann Brinkmann District Representatives Wayne Grote Retired professor, Program Directors Rev. Reuben C. Baerwald Rebecca Hauk, Vice Chair St. Louis Community College Northern Illinois District Gary Hemmer, Chair Mark N. Bouie, MSW Paul Karl Child Welfare Eldor Hadler Rev. Peter Glock John Kotovsky Retired, Brenton Diers, AM, LCSW, ACSW Central Illinois District Hadler International, Inc. Earl Lindenberg Clinical and Community Services Rev. Terence R. Groth Robert W. Negwer Janet Johnson Wayne Price La Nell S. Hill, MSW, ACSW Southern Illinois District Adoption Attorney at Law, Gary Spieler Schiff Hardin & Waite Rev. Robert Burke Gene L. Svebakken Craig Hjorth, PhD English District Craig Thorburg, Treasurer Executive Director of Iris Lemmer Hezekiah Webb Lutherbrook Child and Director, John Mohl, Executive Director Adolescent Center Organization Development Initiatives, Kraft Foods Linda Reiss, MS Director of Southern Thirty Ralph Morris Adolescent Center Attorney at Law, Schiff Hardin & Waite David J. Roth, AM Public Policy and Community Development 10 LCFS Auxiliary Loretta Platter, President Honor Roll of Donors Shepherd’s The following lists reflect gifts made during Fiscal Year 2004 Elaine Ostrick, Vice President (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004) Society Anonymous Phyllis Breese, Membership Chair Mr. and Mrs. Cosimo F. Aiello President’s Club Mr. Phillip L. Jimenez Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Johnson Mrs. Lois S. Anderman Loraine Rehmus, Secretary Vanguards Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Karl Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Arey Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Helen Gabrielson, Treasurer $10,000 or more Mr. and Mrs. David E. Kleiner Avischious Mrs. Lora M. Klemm Mr. and Mrs. Jay Christopher Mrs. Hilma E. Boesenberg Monika Nash, Agency Ms. Barbara L. Knapp Mrs. Sue Ebert Miss Ruth L. Born Representative Mrs. Evelyn J. Krallmann Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schwake Ms. Barbara A. Bowman Dr. Marlyn Lawrentz Mrs. Ruth Busse Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Lich Ms. Doris A. Cowman Lutherbrook Guild President’s Club Mr. and Mrs. Earl G. Lindenberg Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lohmann Mr. J. R. Davidsmeyer Linda Hjorth, President Witnesses Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Lohrentz Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Dehning Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Fick $5,000 to $9.999 Miss Elsie Lubbering Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fikeys Dolores Schlesselman, Vice Mr. and Mrs. Lorman Mansholt Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Hass President Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Miller Ms. Mary Bretscher Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hildebrandt Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Milroy Mr. J. R. Davidsmeyer Miss Concordia Hoffmann Joanne Hass, Recording Secretary Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Morris Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Fick Mrs. Carmen Kaesmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Jesse E. Matheny, Jr. Ms. Barbara Karg Lorraine Baermann, Corresponding Mr. and Mrs. David Roth Mrs. Lora M. Klemm Secretary Mr. John A. Sandmeier Ms. Barbara L. Knapp Karen Pedersen, Treasurer President’s Club Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Schlesselman Dr. Marlyn Lawrentz Sustainers Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Rev. and Mrs. Bruce Meissner Mrs. Charlotte Mojden Dolores Nielsen, Publicity Chair $1,000 to $4,999 Schoenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Strullmyer Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Arey Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Mr. and Mrs. Gene L. Svebakken Julie and Lamont Barrientos Schlesselman Mr. Andrew P. Tecson and Mr. Douglas E. Beck Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stodden Ms. Nancy Hagen Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Mr. and Mrs. Gene L. Svebakken Mrs. Marian V. Tiedt Dr. Ruth Ann Brinkmann Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Taubert Dr. James M. Velayas and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Buss Dr. James M. Velayas and Dolores Schlesselman and Mrs. Janice L. Velayas Mr. Joseph D. Cain Mrs. Janice L. Velayas Mr. and Mrs. Donald Voth Joann Hass are officers of the Mr. and Mrs. John W. Chaveriat Mrs. Vera W. Weisbach Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Wallace Lutherbrook Guild , which Ms. Julie Christopher Mr. and Mrs. Paul O. Wendling supports the work of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin A. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey K. Wiesemann Crawford The Shepherd Society is a group Lutherbrook Child and Mr. and Mrs. James P. Zeller Mr. and Mrs. Bruce H. Cross of donors who have a heart for the Adolescent Center in Addison. Mr. Brenton Diers mission of LCFS and through their Ms. Verna J. Ehlers planned giving want to ensure that Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Emry the agency will continue its ministry Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Epstein long into the future. Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. Rob W. Fick If you have included a gift to LCFS Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Fromm, Jr. in your estate plans or other charita- Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Gates, Jr. ble gift vehicles, please let us know Mrs. Camille Genewich and so that we may include your name Mr. David Genewich on this list. Please contact Phillip Mr. and Mrs. James P. Grusecki L. Jimenez, LCFS Director of Mr. and Mrs. Eldor R. Hadler Development, at 708/488-5555 or Mr. and Mrs. David A. Hardt email@example.com. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hildebrandt Rev. and Mrs. Fred Hill Thank you for your financial support during the 2004 fiscal year (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004). 11 Honor Roll of Donors President’s Club Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley L. Grcevic Builders Schwarzkopf, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony T. Stephens Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Greiman Mr. and Mrs. Bo Gresham Bequests, $500 to $999 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Stille Mr. and Mrs. John Greusel Legacies & Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stodden Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Gumz Mr. Chuck Ayres Mrs. Elizabeth J. Tank Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Hanson Trusts Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Paul E. Bacon Mr. and Mrs. Donald N. Voight Ms. Sharon A. Hartman Esther R. Albert Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Bauer Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wallen Mr. Robert Henk Jo Ann Aufdenkamp Rev. Donald Becker and Mr. and Mrs. Len Walter Mr. and Mrs. David P. Holzgraefe Arthur and Armilda Day Mrs. Carolyn Becker Mr. and Mrs. Ronald F. Zitlow Ms. Leni Howard Virginia Hulsen Miss Ruth L. Born Mr. and Mrs. David E. Zyer Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Huber Laura Kersten Ms. Barbara A. Bowman Mr. and Mrs. Frank K. Kaji Dorothy F. Koch Ms. Ruth E. Bruch Mr. and Mrs. Theodore E. Kaliebe Ella B. Pelz Mr. and Mrs. Ken Chakiris Caregivers Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Kleine Arthur Pries Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey G. Cribbs Mr. Anthony J. Kostiuk Laura G. Roeck $250 to $499 Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Crouch Ms. Janice H. Kramer Vernon H. Stopp Mrs. Shirley Dieringer Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Aberson Mr. and Mrs. Patrick T. Leone Mildred Vatthauer Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Eberhardt Mr. and Mrs. Gary Achepohl Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Long Lucille Vatthauer Mr. Ryan Eckhardt Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard W. Ahrens Mr. Wilbert Luepke Mr. and Mrs. Donal E. Etter Mr. and Mrs. Cosimo F. Aiello Mrs. Ruth K. Mank Mr. and Mrs. William E. Everson Mr. and Mrs. Eric D. Anderson Mr. Jay S. Geller and Ms. Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Balgeman Ms. Nancy T. Marten and Mr. Kyle Lemke Stewards Catherine E. Breen Mr. and Mrs. Martin W. $100 to $249 Mr. Kenneth F. Marting Mr. and Mrs. William Georgeson Baumgaertner Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Marwitz Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. William C. George Mr. and Mrs. Harold K. Bendicsen Ms. Diane L. McCartan Mr. and Mrs. David G. Adamson Mr. and Mrs. Wayne R. Grote Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Bergmann Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Ade Mr. and Mrs. Owen H. Guthrie Mr. Scott Bohbrink McDonald Mrs. M. Ann Aleccia Mr. Noel W. Hansmann Ms. Mary Borchardt Rev. and Mrs. Bruce Meissner Mr. Carroll Alexande Mr. Bruce A. Hasher Mrs. Susan E. Bowman Mrs. Alma W. Meseke Mr. Daniel Alles Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Hass Mrs. Trenna K. Brauer Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Michaels Mr. and Mrs. H. Tim Allwardt Mr. and Mrs. Robin Hensley Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brinkmann Mr. and Mrs. David Milling Mr. and Mrs. Gerardo Alvarado Mr. Ralph L. Heumann and Mr. and Mrs. John M. Browning Mr. Mike Minson Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Amschler Ms. Virginia M. Bresser Mr. and Mrs. Leo N. Brown, Jr. Mr. Mark L. Moehring Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Himes Rev. and Mrs. H. David Brummer Mr. and Mrs. Carl G. Myers Dr. and Mrs. Douglas E. Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Hoeltgen Mr. and Mrs. David M. Buth Ms. Kathy Piper Mr. and Mrs. David W. Arey Mr. Robert J. Hoffmann Mr. and Mrs. John H. Carson Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Pope Mr. and Mrs. Marc T. Ashbrook Mr. Tim Ippel Mr. and Mrs. James W. Carter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Armin W. Puscheck Mrs. LaVerne Auler Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ivory Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Claussen Ms. Martha Rohlfing Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Aupperle Ms. Beth Janssen Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Connaway Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Rommelman Rev. and Mrs. Reuben C. Baerwald Mr. Terry Klotz Ms. Pamela Crowell Ms. Heidi Ruehle-May and Mr. Richard D. Barrett Mr. Wayne S. Kottka Mr. and Mrs. John Davik Mr. Paul May Mrs. Iris M. Batchelor Ms. Mary Krallmann Ms. Stephanie Dingman and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W. Schawk Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Becker Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Krieser Mr. Brent Davis Mrs. Irene L. Seim Mrs. Clara E. Becker Rev. and Mrs. Walter A. Ledogar Mr. Albert Domke Ms. Dolores E. Stange Mr. and Mrs. William R. Becker Mrs. Elvera D. Molscen Mr. Kenneth A. Domroese Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Steinhaus, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. William J. Becker Mr. and Mrs. William J. Mundt Mrs. Josephine L. Draginis Susan and Larry Stephens Ms. Judith K. Beisser Mr. and Mrs. C. Wayne Nafzger Mr. George L. Dressel III Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Trattner Mr. and Mrs. Raymond M. Bertels Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Nagel Mr. Dustin Eckhardt Mr. Paul Vinopal and Mrs. Sally Besinger Ms. Sarah M. Nickel-Myers Mr. and Mrs. Steven E. Ehrlich Ms. Patricia Ginnis Mrs. Margaret C. Bielenberg Dr. Laura Orvidas Rev. and Mrs. James D. Fackler Mr. and Mrs. James Vura, Jr. Mr. Thomas Bierbrodt and Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Ott Mr. and Mrs. Hubert E. Fischer Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wahls Mr. Daniel R. Gawat Mrs. Agnes Penland Mr. and Mrs. Alex Frantzis Mr. and Mrs. Hezekiah Webb Dr. and Mrs. Richard Bimler Mrs. Corrine W. Rommel Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Gambaiana Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. White, Jr. Ms. Kay E. Birnbaum Ms. Esther Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Richard George, Jr. Ms. Carol Wilkins Mr. and Mrs. Victor F. Bittner Kelley and Paul Schueler Mr. and Mrs. Merle H. Glick Mr. and Mrs. Philip F. Wille Mrs. Barbara A. Black Mr. and Mrs. Tim A. Glogowski Mr. and Mrs. George Winkelman Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Blackwell Mr. Kenneth Gneuhs Mr. and Mrs. Kent A. Worrell Ms. Barbara K. Blessman Beginning in fiscal year 2005, Ms. Deborah A. Goldberg and Dr. and Mrs. R. Allan Zimmer Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Boeckelman President’s Club membership will Mr. Donald A. Nordmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Grant Mr. Elmore Boeger start at the Sustainers level. 12 Thank you for your financial support during the 2004 fiscal year (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004). Provide mercy, seek justice “As a faith-based organization, our overriding goal is to provide mercy and seek justice. Our role is to serve our clients. To do that, we have an equally pressing responsibility to promote justice. It’s not even something we have a choice about. It’s integral to our job. If we abdicate that responsibility, we erode the strength of our organization.” — Gene Svebakken, LCFS President and CEO, in an interview with Alliance for Children and Families Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Dixon Ms. Christine M. Gaylord Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Dudich Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Geringer Mrs. Bernice Duehr Mr. and Mrs. David J. Gessner Ms. and Mr. Donna R. Mr. Sal Giovini Ebersold-Fletcher Mr. and Mrs. Erich G. Gloff Rev. and Mrs. Leroy Eckert Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Mr. and Mrs. Roy T. Edgerton Goldsworthy Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Fack Mr. Thomas Goshorn Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Fahrenkrog Mrs. Louise A. Grabowski Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. Fasel Mrs. Edna H. Grass Mr. and Mrs. John C. Fawcett Mr. Daniel L. Greiwe Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Fellendorf, Jr. Rev. and Mrs. Thomas M. Grevlos Mr. and Mrs. Jerry K. Fellows Mr. and Mrs. Gordon J. Grimm Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Fike Dr. and Mrs. John E. Groh Mr. Carlton Fisher and Ms. Louise R. Grund Dr. Linda Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Joe S. Grunstad III Rev. and Mrs. Robert L. Fitzpatrick Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Haak Mr. and Mrs. A. Gary Flagler Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Haeger Mr. and Mrs. Arne Flolo Ms. Betty L. Haffner Mr. and Mrs. Curtis W. Boehne Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Cassin Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Forberg Mr. Gary K. Haman Miss Ardella Boettcher Ms. Helen Charcut Mr. and Mrs. John R. Fox Mr. Keith Hamann Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Bosco Mr. and Mrs. E. Todd Collins II Mr. and Mrs. Marty Franklin Rev. and Mrs. E. H. Happel Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyd Rev. and Mrs. Robert H. Collins Mr. Steve Frank and Mr. Kenneth J. Hardebeck Ms. Beverly A. Branning Mr. and Mrs. Robert Costa Ms. Heather Genck-Frank Mr. Peter D. Hardt Mrs. Judy Braun Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Creutz Mr. and Mrs. James P. Frego Ms. Joyce Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brewer Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Cronin Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Frey Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Hartley Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brinkmann Mrs. M. Kathryn Cunningham Mr. Henry Friedrichs Mr. and Mrs. Glen R. Hass Mr. and Mrs. Alton M. Broten Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Danzer Mr. and Mrs. Edgar C. Fritz Mr. and Mrs. Marten C. Mrs. Marie E. Bruhn Mr. Charles W. Davis Ms. Anne C. Frohlich Hausermann Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Bruni Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Dehning Mr. and Mrs. Harvey E. Fuchs Ms. Christine B. Hayward Mr. Allen Bryan Mr. and Mrs. Frank Delle Grazie Rev. and Mrs. Gilbert Furst Dr. and Mrs. George C. Heider Mrs. Mary A. Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. DeRenzy Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Gallman Ms. Ruth P. Heidorn Ms. Dianne Buettner Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gallo Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Heimerle Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Devermann Mr. and Mrs. Emil Gammel Ms. Alberta L. Heinike Butterfield Mrs. Carol Dhuse Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Gannaway Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Heintzen Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cannon Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D. Dierks Mr. and Mrs. Leo F. Garrison III Mr. and Mrs. David A. Helms Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Carlson Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Diers Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gartner Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Henley Mrs. Julia Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Diersen Mr. and Mrs. James R. Gaskill Mr. and Mrs. Lyle D. Henry Mr. and Mrs. John G. Cashman Ms. Casey Diment Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gaul Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Heye Thank you for your financial support during the 2004 fiscal year (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004). 13 Honor Roll of Donors Ms. Susan L. Hickman Mr. and Mrs. Clifford L. Leimbach From a client at the East St. Louis Fathers’ Center, Ms. Marietta Hinton Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Lemberg Mr. and Mrs. Morris C. Hintt Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Lemke a ministry of Lutheran Child and Family Services: Mrs. Lois K. Hoelter Mr. and Mrs. James Lemmer “When I first came to East St. Louis Fathers’ Center, I was Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Hoeltgen Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Lenning Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Randy J. Lentz so confused in my life. I just didn’t know which way to turn. Ms. Sally Hoffman Mrs. Patsy G. Lenz Rev. Barnes and Mr. Vanderford jumped right in and started Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E. Holke Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Leo Mr. Edward J. Holzhauer Ms. Jane McGivern Levine showing me where I had made some wrong turns and bad Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. choices in my life. Husemoller Lewandowski Mr. A. Dale Huston Mr. and Mrs. Willis E. Lindeman “With the understanding I have received here, I have made The Honorable Henry J. Hyde Rev. and Mrs. Carl E. Linder a 360-degree turn in the right direction. Instead of waking up in Mr. and Mrs. Julius R. Isaac, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Littwin Ms. Evelyn L. Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. John S. Lizzadro the morning with sorrow, I can finally feel the joy of life. I can Mr. Craig L. Jannusch Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Lochner finally have satisfaction with my life. I interact more with my Mr. and Mrs. Roy F. Janson Ms. Janet Ann Loesch and Mrs. Elaine S. Jarrard Ms. Jody Lucey children and am willing to better support my children who are Mrs. Myrtle A. Jepsen Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Lopez not residing with me and my current wife. I feel better about Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Lucey Mrs. Clara L. Jording Mr. Chris Lueking circumstances and am not bitter with their mothers. It seems Mr. Eric P. Justin and Rev. Dr. and Mrs. F. Dean Lueking the better I feel, the better everyone else feels. Ms. Debra Lueck-Justin Mr. and Mrs. Marlin W. Maas Dr. and Mrs. George Kalbfleisch Mrs. Henrietta Mackey “I just want to say, Thank You, Lord, for leading my wife, Ms. Barbara Karg Mr. Lance R. Mallon son and me to the Fathers’ Center and being able to receive my Ms. Julia Q. Karmeier Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Mangan Mr. Thomas Kay Mr. and Mrs. Kevin D. Martin life back through the training and counseling we were able to Ms. Vicki Kelley Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mazanek obtain. Thank you Rev. Barnes and Mr. Vanderford. Thanks for Mr. Earl Kelm Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mazzone Mr. and Mrs. Allan Keup Mr. and Mrs. George Meseke the Fathers’ Center.” Mr. and Mrs. James W. Kiel Mr. and Mrs. Alvin D. Mesenbrink Mr. and Mrs. Ahmed Kishta Mr. Kevin Messer Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Klco Mr. Dennis L. Meyer and Ms. Linda J. Kleim Mrs. Bonnie O. Meyer Mr. Steven Kleiner Mr. Melvin H. Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Pack Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Reddersdorf Dr. Fred D. Klug Ms. Gretchen L. Miles Mr. Herman W. Pahlmann Mr. Gary W. Reinbold Mr. Mark G. Knoblauch Mr. and Mrs. Brian Miller Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Patten Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Renken Mr. and Mrs. Don Kobetsky Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Miller Ms. Carol Pause Mr. and Mrs. Richard Repp Mr. and Mrs. Neil Koebernick Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy E. Moderow Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pavelec Mr. R. Thomas Richardson and Mrs. Muriel F. Koester Mr. Michael Mooney and Dr. and Mrs. Terrence L. Pencek Ms. Barbara A. Eychaner Mr. A. P. Komrofske Ms. Denise Rode Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Penick Mr. Brian E. Richter Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kramer Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Moorman Mr. and Mrs. Frank Petralito Ms. Pauline Richter Rev. E. George Krause Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Ms. Doreen J. Phillips Mrs. Susanne Richter Rev. and Mrs. Richard L. Krenzke Morrison Mr. and Mrs. James E. Pitrak Mrs. Joanne Rick Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. Kropke Dr. Del and Dorleen Mueller Ms. Betty L. Pohlman Ms. Cathy Ridlon Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Krout Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Mueller Mrs. Norma J. Pollock Mrs. Evelyn S. Rissman Ms. Dolores Kruse Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Mueller Mr. Robert Pomrenke Ms. Allison J. Ritt Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Kruse Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred A. Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Pontious Mr. and Mrs. Glenn K. Rittmueller Mr. and Mrs. Tod A. Kruse Mr. Carl Muhlenbruch Mrs. Laura Lou Prange Mr. and Mrs. John Roberts Mr. John Kudirka Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Mulvihill Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. Prange Mr. and Mrs. John R. Rodenburg, Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Laabs Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Munguia Mr. Pasquale Presta and Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David A. Lange Mr. and Mrs. Irvin E. Nathlich Mrs. Franca Presta Mr. Harlan Roegge Mr. Robert C. Lange Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Nevin Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Proksch Mrs. Susan Rosborough Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Larsen Ms. Ilse Niedballa and Mr. James F. Puscheck Mrs. Lenore A. Roschke Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Latzke Ms. Edith Niedballa Mrs. Evelyn F. Racek Miss Lois M. Roschke Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Lauber Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Novak Fred and Carol Rakowsky Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. Roth Mrs. Laurie L. Lawton Ms. Jodell C. Nowicki Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Ramsaier Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Roth Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Lazarus Mr. and Mrs. Laurence R. Olds Mr. and Mrs. Wayne A. Rauch Ms. Leola Ruehrup Mrs. Anne M. Leahy Mr. and Mrs. George L. Ott Ms. Anita M. Rauh Dr. and Mrs. Sean Ruland 14 Thank you for your financial support during the 2004 fiscal year (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004). Mr. Theodore Traugott Mrs. Doris Trimble Businesses and Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Troester Foundations Mr. John D. Ulm Donated $100 and above Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Ulvestad Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Uslabar A.B.T. Heating & Air Conditioning, Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Uteg Inc., Bloomingdale Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Van Hoveln A-1 Air Compressor Corp., Addison Mr. and Mrs. Richard Van Swol After Five Musical Enterprises, Dr. and Mrs. Rodney H. VanSandt Oak Park Dr. and Mrs. Ernst J. Veller Ahlbeck & Company, Des Plaines Mr. Lawrence Venzera The Airoom Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Vincent Lincolnwood Mr. and Mrs. Emil N. Vojtek Altria Group, Inc., Princeton, NJ Mr. and Mrs. William J. Vollmer American Express Tax & Business Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner IDS, Chicago Rev. and Mrs. David Walker Amerigroup Charitable Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Wallgren Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA Mr. and Mrs. James R. Wall, Jr. Amerigroup Corporation, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome J. Ward Virginia Beach, VA Mrs. Elizabeth M. Warfel Amperage Electrical Supply, Mrs. Maridan Warmann Roselle Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Wassmann Anheuser-Busch Cos., Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Waterman St. Louis, MO Mr. and Mrs. James B. Watson Anonymous Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Jon D. Weerts Asphalt Stone Co., Jacksonville Mr. and Mrs. Lance N. Weesner Bank of Calhoun County, Hardin Mrs. Alma Weigand Bank of Kampsville, Kampsville Mr. and Mrs. Virgil O. Wendt Bank One, Chicago Dr. and Mrs. Walter W. Whisler Bank One, Springfield Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilhelm Baxter International, Inc, Deerfield Mr. and Mrs. Corwin C. Will Charles F. and Lorraine L. Beck Mr. Mark E. Wilson Foundation, Arlington Heights Ms. Carolyn E. Winter Bel-Tronics Corporation, Addison Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Rundio, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Roy St. Pierre Ms. Gretchen A. Winter and Ray Black & Sons, Mount Vernon Mr. and Mrs. John Sacksteder Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Staehlin Mr. James Brown Boesdorfer Trucking Inc., Ms. Aida Saldana Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. Staehlin Mr. John D. Winters Pleasant Plains Ms. Renee Sang Mrs. Dolores Stahlecker Mr. John P. Wirick, Jr. Brandt Consolidated, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Sardina Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Starck Mr. Harold Wittke Pleasant Plains Mr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Schlak Mr. and Mrs. James E. Stepuncik Mr. and Mrs. Delbert W. Wolf Thomas M. Breen, Attorney at Law, Mr. and Mrs. David A. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stimson Mr. Albert W. Wolff Addison Schlesselman Ms. Audrey E. Stoltz Mr. Robert Wolff Brennan & Clark, Ltd., Villa Park Ms. Elaine L. Schmitt Mr. and Mrs. Leonard E. Storm Mr. Edward Zaloudek Brewer Communications, Oak Park Mrs. Monica C. Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Chris Strong Mr. David Zielke Brookwood Builders, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Rollan Schnitker Mr. William Strutz Mr. James Zoellick Broadview Mrs. Lorraine Schoenbeck Dr. and Mrs. Charles O. Sudhoff Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Zoellick Business Machine Agents, Inc., Ms. Patricia A. Schrenk Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Swiston Ms. Sonia Zook Burr Ridge Mrs. Jean C. Schultz Ms. Noelle Tallungan Mr. and Mrs. Melvin B. Zuehlke Byrd-Watson So. 9th Drug Co., Mr. Otto Schwefel Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Taylor Mount Vernon Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schweihs Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tellefsen III Caputo's New Farm Produce, Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne E. Selk, Jr. Rev. and Mrs. Thomas H. Tews Addison Mr. and Mrs. Clyde A. Shearier Mr. and Mrs. John J. Thiel Center for Human Reflection, Ltd., Mr. and Mrs. William Sievers Mr. George F. Thies, Jr. Bloomingdale Mr. Robert Sites Mrs. Evelyn M. Thomas Central Illinois Security, Inc., Ms. Madonna C. Sloan Mr. Marvin W. Toepper Springfield Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Smith, Jr. Mr. Paul M. Tomell BJ Chakiris Corporation, Chicago Mrs. Heidi Smits Mr. and Mrs. Elden W. Torbeck Chaveriat Foundation, Lake Forest Mr. and Mrs. George H. Spear Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Torisky Chicago Bulls, Chicago Ms. Kathleen D. Sproat Mr. Daren A. Townsend Cimco Communications, Oakbrook Terrace Thank you for your financial support during the 2004 fiscal year (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004). 15 Honor Roll of Donors Cliffe Printing Company, Maywood Just Laserplates, Inc., Palatine A letter about two sisters placed in LCFS care Christine M. Conway Ltd., K & M Printing Company, Inc., Chicago Schaumburg written by a relative of the foster parents: Corkill Insurance Agency, Inc., K.L. Electric Co., Inc., Addison Mt Prospect Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, “I just wanted to inform the agency that I have seen a Delta-T Group Illinois, Inc., Springfield wonderful transition in the girls from when they were first Oak Brook Kitchen Supply Company, Demark, Inc., Joliet Forest Park placed four months ago until now. Each time we have Diamond Marketing Solutions, Kraft Foods, Addison Bloomingdale Landes Trucking, Inc., Jacksonville been around them, we can see how the older girl has come Durable Textile Company, Sheldon L. & Pearl R. Leibowitz from a timid little girl to a happy, well-adjusted 2 1/2 year Bensenville Foundation, Northbrook Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP, John & Anne Lichner Foundation, old. Her baby sister has flourished from a very tiny baby to Springfield Palatine Electrical Contractors' Association Lutheran Mutual Fire Insurance a small four month old, but she is very aware and strong. of the City of Chicago, Co., Oak Park Westchester Mallon Law Firm, Ltd., Wood “It is evident that the love and guidance provided to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, River both these girls is truly being revealed.” Elmhurst Maloney Transport, Ltd., Addison Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Lombard McConachie Insurance Agency, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, Inc., Park Ridge St. Louis, MO Merrill Lynch, Springfield Euclid Insurance Agencies, Inc, Messina Construction Inc., Elmhurst Bloomingdale Fannie Mae Foundation, Stuart, FL Metropolitan Insurance Service Sam's Club, Addison Tolle Road Customs, Inc., Federated Funeral Directors of Consultants, Inc., Chicago Clarence W. and Marilyn G. Mount Vernon America, Springfield Mike's Furniture and Appliances, Schawk Family Foundation, United Parcel Service, Roswell, GA First Bank, Springfield Chicago Des Plaines Rodney H. VanSandt, DDS, Forest Park National Bank & Trust J.P. Morgan Private Client Services, Schumann Financial Investment Springfield Co., Forest Park Chicago Services, Wheaton Walgreen Co/IL, Deerfield The Four L's Inc, Edwardsville Moss & Bloomberg, Ltd., G.R. Sinagra Corp., Addison Walstra & Associates, Carol Stream Friends of Peace, Belleville Bolingbrook Sommars & Bertsch, LLC, Warehouse Direct, Mt Prospect Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., Mueller Painting & Decorating, St. Louis, MO E.F. Wielt Plumbing, Inc., Itasca Chester Sorling, Northrup, Hanna, Cullen Mount Vernon Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Mutual of America Westchester, and Cochran, Ltd., Springfield Whitted & Cleary LLC, Management Services, Inc., Westchester State Farm Insurance, Northbrook Itasca Nagel & Associates, Des Plaines Mount Vernon Wood Dale Electrical Construction Glens Painting and Decorating, NAI Hiffman, Oakbrook Terrace Streamwood Behavioral Health Inc., Roselle Lagrange Highlands National City Bank, Bloomington Center, Streamwood Woodlawn Engineering Co., Inc., Graber Concrete Pipe Co., New Light Resource Group, Strong Landscaping Inc., Addison Bloomingdale Naperville Glen Ellyn Y.S.P., Inc., Addison Greco & Sons Inc., Carol Stream Nordstrom, Inc., Oak Brook Suburban Bank & Trust Company, The Zucaro Family Foundation, Hardt Electric, Inc., Chicago One Stop Flooring, Mount Vernon Elmhurst Inc., Barrington Harris Bank, Roselle Overgaard & Davis, Chicago Sunrise Electric Supply, Addison Heartland Business Systems, Oxford Bank and Trust, Addison Thompson Roofing, Elgin Downers Grove Pelagio & Sons Inc., Saint Charles Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Historic Homes Realty, Oak Park Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., Appleton, WI HMG Engineering Consultants, Carlinville Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Carlyle Presta Construction, Inc., Downers Grove Hughey Funeral Home, Bloomingdale Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Mount Vernon The PrivateBank and Trust Co, Minneapolis, MN Huston Farm North, Springfield Chicago Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Illinois National Bank, Springfield Quality Fabricators, Inc., Addison RFO #332, Normal Integra Bank Corporation, L.W. Reedy Realty, Elmhurst Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Mount Vernon Richards Graphic Foundation, Appleton, WI Interact Business Products LLC, Communications, Inc., Timshel Construction Co., Wood Dale Bellwood Oak Park Jet Brite Car Wash, Inc., Addison Rosebud Construction, Inc., TMF Construction, Springfield Bartlett 16 Thank you for your financial support during the 2004 fiscal year (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004). Congregations and Messiah Lutheran Church, Chicago Messiah Lutheran Sunday School, Chicago St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel St. Paul Lutheran Church, Manito Church Organizations Messiah Lutheran Church, Elmhurst St. Paul Lutheran Church, Matteson Donated $100 and above North St. Clair County Chapter of Thrivent, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oak Lawn O Fallon St. Paul Lutheran Church, Shobonier Northeast DuPage County Chapter of Thrivent, St. Paul Lutheran Ladies Aid, Shobonier Adams County Chapter of Thrivent, Quincy Glendale Heights St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Steeleville Atonement Lutheran Church, Springfield Our Savior Lutheran Church, Joliet St. Paul Lutheran Church, Strasburg Auxiliary of LCFS, Hanover Park Our Savior Lutheran Church, Momence St. Paul Lutheran Church, Thornton Bethany Lutheran Church, Rice Lake, WI Our Savior Lutheran School, Springfield St. Paul Lutheran Church Sunday School, Troy Bethany Lutheran Church Women, Rice Lake, WI Peace Lutheran Church, Lombard St. Paul Lutheran Ladies Aid, Havana Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Altamont Peace Lutheran Women's Guild, Plainfield St. Peter Ladies Aid, Hampshire Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Carlyle Prince of Peace Lutheran, Mount Vernon St. Peter Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights Bethlehem Lutheran Church, West Dundee Randolph County Chapter of Thrivent, St. Peter Lutheran Church, Dorsey Calvary Lutheran Church, Elgin Steeleville St. Peter Lutheran Church, Emden Calvary Lutheran Church, Wood Dale Redeemer Lutheran Church, Elmhurst St. Peter Lutheran Church, Pingree Grove Central DuPage County Chapter of Thrivent, Redeemer Sunday School, Elmhurst St. Philip Lydia Guild, Chicago Glen Ellyn Southeast DuPage Co Chapter of Thrivent, St. Salvator Lutheran Church, Venedy Central IL District LWML, Decatur Westmont Sts. Peter & Paul Evangelical Lutheran, Riverside Christ Dorcas Ladies Aid, Oak Park Southeast Ill Chapter of Thrivent, Trinity Lutheran Church, Auburn Christ Lutheran Church, Melrose Park Mount Vernon Trinity Lutheran Church, Edwardsville Christ Lutheran Church, Normal St. Andrews Youth Group, Park Ridge Trinity Dorcas Society, Edwardsville Church of the Good Shepherd, Clayton St. James Lutheran Church, Quincy Trinity Lutheran Church, Herscher Concordia Ladies Aid, Granite City St. James Afternoon LWML, Quincy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hoffman Emmaus Lutheran Church, Dorsey St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Vandalia Trinity Lutheran Church, Hoyleton Faith Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights St. John Lutheran Church, Bath Trinity Lutheran Church, Iuka Faith Lutheran Church, Carpentersville St. John Lutheran Church, Champaign Trinity Lutheran Church, Nashville First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Chicago St. John Lutheran Church, Darien Trinity Lutheran Church, Roselle First St. Paul Lutheran Church, Chicago St. John Lutheran Church, Dieterich Trinity Lutheran Church, Taylorville Ginger Creek Community Church, Aurora St. John Lutheran Church, Elgin Trinity Lutheran Church, Worden Grace Lutheran Church, Northbrook St. John Lutheran Church, Evansville Trinity Lutheran Church LWML, Villa Park Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest St. John Lutheran Church, Green Valley Trinity Lutheran Dorcas Guild, Villa Park Grace Lutheran Church, Western Springs St. John Lutheran Church, Island Lake Trinity Lutheran PTL, Tinley Park Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cary St. John Lutheran Church, La Grange Washington County Chapter of Thrivent, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Golden St. John Lutheran Church, Lansing Nashville Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Renault St. John Lutheran Church, Louisville Weldon Springs Chapter of Thrivent, Decatur Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Vandalia St. John Lutheran Church, Maryville West Cook Co Chicago Chapter of Thrivent, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Waterloo St. John Lutheran Church, New Berlin Forest Park Holy Cross Lutheran School, Collinsville St. John Lutheran Church, Pekin West Will Co Chapter of Thrivent, New Lenox Hope Lutheran Church, Granite City Lutheran Church of St. John, Quincy Women of Faith, Arlington Heights Immanuel Lutheran Adult Bible Class, St. John Lutheran Church, Schaumburg Women of Grace, River Forest Murphysboro St. John Lutheran Church, Sparta Zion Lutheran Church, Bunker Hill Immanuel Lutheran Church, Batavia St. John Lutheran Church Mission Society, Zion Lutheran Church, Chicago Immanuel Lutheran Church, Broadlands Red Bud Zion Lutheran Church, Danvers Immanuel Lutheran Church, East Dundee St. John Lutheran School, Red Bud Zion Lutheran Church, Edwardsville Immanuel Lutheran Church, Freeport St. John Lutheran Women's League, Chester Zion Lutheran Church, Mount Pulaski Immanuel Lutheran Church, Riverton St. John's Guild, Pekin Zion Lutheran Church, Summit Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shobonier St. John's Lutheran Church, Nashville Immanuel Lutheran Church, Steger Lutheran Church of St. Luke, Itasca Immanuel Lutheran Church, Tuscola Lutheran School of St. Luke, Itasca Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waterloo St. Mark Lutheran Church, St Charles Immanuel Lutheran Sunday School, Okawville St. Mark's Women's Guild, St Charles Kankakee County Chapter of Thrivent, St. Mark Lutheran Church, Steeleville Bourbonnais St. Mark's Lutheran School, Steeleville Ladies of Faith, Mount Vernon St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Barrington Lord Jesus Lutheran Church, Chicago St. Michael Lutheran Church, Chicago Lutheran Women's Missionary League - English St. Paul Ladies Aid, Brookfield District, Villa Park The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Paul, Lutherbrook Guild, Glen Ellyn Addison Marion Co Chapter of Thrivent, Irvington St. Paul Lutheran Church, Altamont 17 Honor Roll of Donors In-Kind Donors: Mr. Bill Donahue Individuals Ms. Susan Dublin Mr. Clarence Duckworth United Way Support Rev. and Mrs. William E. Duey Fayette County United Fund, Vandalia Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Aberson Lake Area United Way, Griffith, IN Mrs. Loraine Adams Ms. Linda Eardley Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Eberhardt United Way of Adams County, Quincy Mr. and Mrs. Cosimo F. Aiello United Way of Boone County, Belvidere Mr. Ron Apponi Mrs. Ruth Eckert Mr. Steve L. Ellison United Way of Central Illinois, Springfield Ms. Mary Bachar United Way of Effingham County, Effingham Ms. Christy Baeske Ms. Sue Erlenbusch Mr. and Mrs. William E. Everson United Way of Greater St. Louis, St. Louis, MO Ms. Gail Baker United Way of Jefferson County, Mount Vernon Mr. and Mrs. Gary Barden Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Fahrenkrog Ms. Patricia Kay Felkins United Way of Lake County, Gurnee Mr. Christian Barnes United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago Mr. and Mrs. Larry Barringer Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. Rob W. Fick United Way of Suburban Chicago, Oak Brook Ms. Shay Bean United Way of the National Capital Area, Washington, D.C. Mr. and Mrs. William R. Becker Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Fick Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Fincke United Way of Tri-State, New York, NY Ms. Mary Benages Mr. Darrell Benjamin, Jr. Rev. and Mrs. David G. L. Fletcher Mr. David R. Berglund Mr. Tom Frerker Mr. John Friedenbach Ms. Pauline Hesterberg Ms. Dawn Kusta Mr. John Binneboese Mrs. Lila Hilgeford Ms. Julie Friend Mr. and Mrs. Joseph La Salvia Ms. Kay E. Birnbaum Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Hoeltgen Ms. Marge Frommel Ms. Jeanne Ladewig-Goodman Mr. Thomas Blixer Ms. Laura Hoffmann Ms. Kim Fuchs Mr. Orvel J. Lading, Jr. Mr. Robert Bornell Ms. Beth Hofmann Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Gach Ms. Dawn Laird Mr. Timothy Botts Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Hostetler Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gallatin Mrs. Betty Lass Mr. Karl C. Bretz Mr. Theo Houston Ms. Jeannette Gangl Ms. Christina Lass Ms. Marie Bretz Ms. Kris Huber Mrs. Garcia Mr. and Mrs. David Lass Ms. Emmily Brinkman Mr. Robert Huffman Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Garcia Dr. Nancy Lass Ms. Penny Brinkman Mr. Walter Hugh Ms. Linda Garlinghouse Mr. and Mrs. Peter Leardi Mr. Robert Broderick Ms. JoAnn Hull Mr. and Mrs. Christopher W. Gary Mr. and Mrs. James Lemmer Mr. and Mrs. David Browdy Pat Hunter Mr. Mike Gawlik Ms. Joanne Lentz Mr. and Mrs. Leo N. Brown, Jr. The Honorable Henry J. Hyde Mr. Robert E. Gehrt Ms. Robin Lestina-Cikanek Ms. Frances Burton Ms. Jean Idoux Ms. Cheryl Gerber Ms. Laurie Loberg Mr. Joseph D. Cain Ms. Linda Idoux Mr. and Mrs. David J. Gessner Mr. Lee Loesche Mr. Joe Campbell Plamen Ionikov Ms. Joanne Giampa Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Lohrentz Ms. Pam Campbell Mr. Paul Jackson, Jr. Ms. Jennifer Giger Mr. Chris Lueking Ms. Donna Caranto Ms. Barbara L. Jacob Ms. Krissy Glass Rev. Dr. and Mrs. F. Dean Lueking Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Carson Ms. Jenny Janokowicz Mr. and Mrs. John Goedde Ms. Carla Luttinen Ms. Karen J. Carter Ms. Jeneal Jensen Ms. Yvonne Goeger Mrs. Jennifer Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Cassidy Ms. Karin Jensen Ms. Marilyn Going Ms. Rachel Lynch Ms. Maria Casto Mr. Phillip L. Jimenez Ms. Deborah A. Goldberg and Ms. Pam MacPhee Mr. Jeff Cavins Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Johnson Mr. Donald A. Nordmeyer Ms. Joan Mahan Ms. Sandy Clark Ms. Oma D. Jones Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Goodwin Ms. Nancy T. Marten and Mr. Paul M. Claybaker and Mr. and Mrs. Frank K. Kaji Mrs. Debra Gordon Mr. Kyle Lemke Ms. Susan E. Smith Mr. Jared Kaplan and Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Grant Ms. Brooklynn M. Martin Ms. Karin Cokenour Ms. Maridee Quanbeck Mr. Carl Grapentine Ms. Christine Mathews Mr. and Mrs. Brian Collazo Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Karl Ms. Linda A. Graunke Mr. and Mrs. Richard McCleary Ms. Rita Combs Dr. and Mrs. Henry Karolus Mr. and Mrs. John Greusel Mr. Mark McCloud Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey G. Cribbs Ms. Janet Kastens Mr. and Mrs. John Griffin Ms. Esther McCutcheon Ms. Diane Criscione Mrs. Jayne W. Kegley Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Grimm Ms. Julie McLean Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Dahlke Ms. Kathy Jo Kelsheimer Mr. Tom Guebert Ms. Cindy McNeill Mr. John DalPino Ms. Norma Kelso Ms. Deana Hale Ms. Alice Meiners Mr. Michael Davenport Ms. Ruth Ann King Ms. Gretchen Hameister Rev. and Mrs. Bruce Meissner Ms. Kathy A. Davis Ms. Sharon Kirk Ms. Janis Hampton Ms. Diane Mellor Leslie Davis Mr. Robert Kirkpatrick Mr. and Mrs. David A. Hardt Ms. Kelly Melton Ms. Carmen Deichman Mr. and Mrs. Ron Klco Mr. and Mrs. Norm Hayward Mr. and Mrs. Doug Meyer Ms. Jill L. Demmon and Mr. William Kneitinger Coco Heim Mr. Mic Middleton Mr. Robert A. Demmon, Jr. Mr. Mark G. Knoblauch Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Heinitz Mr. Jeffery Miller Ms. Patti Dennison Mr. Scott Komperda Ray Heitz Ms. Kathy Moore Mr. and Mrs. Ty Devor Ms. Sara Krums Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hendricksen Ms. Olena Moores Ms. Mary Diaz Ms. Kathy Kulig Rev. and Mrs. James Henning Ms. Nancy Morrison Ms. Marilyn Dittloff 18 Thank you for your financial support during the 2004 fiscal year (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004). “It seems the better I feel, the better everyone else feels.” — Client, Fathers’ Center, East St. Louis, speaking about his family relationships Ms. Jennette Simkins Ms. Sheila Van Kanegan Mrs. Jill Simko and Mr. Todd Van Ryn Ms. Jacquelynn Polly Ms. Vivian Vermeersch Ms. Shelly Sledge Mrs. Elverna Voelkel Mr. Dan Smith Ms. Ann Wade Ms. Genelle Smith Ms. Juanita Walker Ms. JoAnne Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Paul Walker Mr. Robert Spahn Ms. Linda Wall Ms. Allthayah Spencer Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Wallace Ms. Lynette Spudich Mr. and Mrs. Len Walter Mr. Kirk Steinbruecker Ms. Meleah Walton Mr. Gilbert Stellhorn Ms. Margaret A. Wander Ms. Laurita Stellyes Mr. Joseph M. Weisman Susan and Larry Stephens Ms. Michele Weldon Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stodden Ms. Elizabeth Wellner Ms. Joanne Stojack Mr. Jim Welzbacher Mrs. Nancy M. Stone Ms. Kathy Willhoit Ms. Keyla Stover Mr. and Mrs. Garry Wills Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Striegel Mr. Frank L. Wiltse Mr. and Mrs. Richard Suchenski Mrs. Lorraine Wire Mr. and Mrs. Don Sullenberger Ms. Wilma Woehlke Mr. and Mrs. Clay Sutter Mr. Dale Wojtkowski Mr. and Mrs. Gene L. Svebakken Mrs. Mildred C. Wooldridge Ms. Diane L. Mueller Mr. Ronald H. Rayburn Mrs. Lorrean Swier Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wu Ms. Marilyn Musso Ms. Gail Redeker Oulvey Ms. Manolya Tanyu Michaelesha and Quanita Wyatt Mr. and Mrs. Jason Nafts Lori and Mike Rehak Mr. Karl D. Tauber Ms. Valerie Xanders Ms. Gully Nassiri Mr. Harold Reinhardt Mr. William Templeman Ms. Linda Young Ms. Sue Neal Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Reising Mr. and Mrs. Norman Thayer Rev. and Mrs. Peter Zadeik Ms. Debra Neustadt Ms. Shirley Riley Mr. Charles Thurig Ms. Deborah Zafar Mr. and Mrs. Mike Newcomb Ms. Shirley M. Robinson Ms. Thelma Thurnau Ms. Celena Zegiel Ms. Carolyn Nikitas Ms. Martha Rohlfing Mr. Theodore Traugott Ms. Tamira Zimmerman Mr. and Mrs. Mike Norsic Mrs. Susan Rosborough Mr. Ralph Unverfehrt Mr. Dale Zink Ms. Brenna Nunes Ms. Rebecca Ruehl Mrs. Lynette Van Kanegan Ms. Stacie O'Daniell Ms. Heidi Ruehle-May and Mr. Mike O'Donnell Mr. Paul May Mr. and Mrs. John C. Osborne Chris Ruiz-Rackham Ms. Jane Palovick Mr. and Mrs. John Sacksteder About the art Mr. and Mrs. Dean Paulsmeyer Mr. Ted Sadowski Thank you to the young artists at Lutherbrook Child and Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Pedersen Mr. and Mrs. Archie Schoenbeck Ms. Edna Perry Ms. Lisa Schuemer Adolescent Center, an LCFS group home, residential treatment Ms. Irina Polansky Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Schultze, Jr. center and therapeutic day school located in Addison, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Pope Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schweitzer These young people painted these beautiful self-expressions as Mr. and Mrs. Michael Povenelli Mr. Bill Scorpio Mr. and Mrs. Robertino Presta Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Seewald part of their healing process at Lutherbrook. We gratefully Ms. Stephanie D. Preston Mrs. Bobbie Serafino acknowledge their generosity in allowing us to share these per- Ms. Sally Primus Mr. Russell C. Shelton sonal works of art in this annual report. Ms. Mary Proia-Hensley Mr. Ron Sides Thank you for your financial support during the 2004 fiscal year (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004). 19 Honor Roll of Donors In-Kind Donors: Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Chicago Bulls, Chicago Golf Galaxy, Downers Grove Golfsmith, Downers Grove Lincoln Amphitheatre, Lincoln City, IN Organizations Chicago Children's Museum, Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Living Christ Lutheran Church, Chicago Collinsville Arlington Heights 100 South Chop House And Grill, Chicago Cubs Community The Goodman Theatre, Chicago J. S. Lizzadro, Ltd. Jewelers, Elmhurst Relations, Chicago Gordon Food Service, Martin, TN Oak Brook 4-H Club, Edwardsville Chicago Fire, Chicago Grace Lutheran Church, L'Occitane en Provence, Addison Park District, Addison Chicago Historical Society, River Forest Oak Brook Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Chicago The Greek Islands, Chicago The Lodge, Oak Brook Museum, Chicago Chicago Rush Arena Football, Guinzy Construction, Ashley LTD Commodities, Inc., Advance Insurance Management, Chicago Harry & David, River Forest Bannockburn Riverside Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Healy's Westside, Forest Park Lutheran Church Charities, Al's Hobby Shop, Elmhurst Chicago Trolley Co., Chicago Holiday Inn Chicago-Elmhurst, Addison American Golf Corporation, Chicago Wolves, Glenview Elmhurst Lynfred Winery, Roselle Lemont Chico's, River Forest Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, M & N Auto Service, Addison Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Christ Episcopal Church, Santa Claus, IN The Mad Potter Pottery Bar, Mount Vernon River Forest Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Alsip Oak Park Ann Sather Restaurant, Chicago Christ Our Savior Sunday School, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Mancini's Pizza Pasta Cafe, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Winfield Collinsville Oak Park Bar, Mount Vernon Clear Channel Entertainment Holzhauer Auto & Truck Sales, Marion Street Grille, Oak Park Aramark, La Grange Motor Sports, Aurora Nashville Marshall Field's Home Center, Arlington International Racecourse, College of Du Page, Glen Ellyn Home Beverage Package Liquor, Oak Brook Arlington Heights Columbia Sportswear Co, Mount Vernon Menards, Eau Claire, WI AT&T Wireless, Oak Park Bellevue, WA Immanuel Lutheran Church, Midas, Mount Vernon Athena Restaurant, Chicago The ComedySportz Theatre, Downers Grove Mikes Bike Shop, Inc., Palatine The Auditorium Theatre Council, Chicago Immanuel Lutheran Church, Moller Financial Services, Chicago Country Inn & Suites, Riverwoods Okawville Winnetka Auxiliary of LCFS, Hanover Park Country Inn & Suites O'Hare Immanuel Lutheran Church, Montalbano Majestic Furniture, Avenue Ale House, Oak Park South, Bensenville Palatine Bellwood Barbara's Bookstore, Oak Park Courtright's Restaurant, Immanuel Women's Service Guild, The Museum of Science and Best Buy Downers Grove, Willow Springs Downers Grove Industry, Chicago Downers Grove Deborah Davis Day Spa, Elmhurst Isabel Bloom LLC, Naperville N.J.A., Inc. Granny's Restaurant, Best Friends Diamonds and Gems, Doral Eaglewood Conference Itasca Lions Club, Addison Addison Chicago Resort & Spa, Itasca Jackson Marketing, Mount Vernon New Horizons Tour and Travel, Best of Books, Wilmette DuPage Children's Museum, James Anthony Salon And Day Spa, Inc, Jackson, MI Bethel Lutheran Church, Naperville River Forest Nextel Communications, Itasca Westmont EJL Custom Golf Clubs, JC Penney's, Mount Vernon North Shawnee Forest Chapter of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Willowbrook Jefferson Park Dorcas Circle, Thrivent, Tamaroa Evanston Eli's Cheesecake World, Chicago Chicago Northland Cranberry, Beverly Costumes, Chicago Elmhurst Park District, Elmhurst Jewel-Osco an Albertson's Wisconsin Rapids, WI Beverly Records, Chicago Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, Company, Melrose Park Oak Park Cyclery, Oak Park Beyond the Pail, Ltd., Lincolnshire Elmhurst Jiffy Lube International, Oakbrook Tobacco Co., Oak Brook Bistro Banlieue, Lombard Elston Ace Hardware, Chicago Bensenville Odyssey Fun World, Naperville Braxton, Oak Brook Emilio's Tapas, Hillside Dorothy Jones Trust, One Stop Flooring, Mount Vernon Build A Bear Workshop, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Lombard Mount Vernon Organic Theatre, Chicago St. Louis, MO Epilepsy Foundation, Belleville K & M Printing Company, Inc., The Pampered Chef, Addison Cafe Concepts & Management, Erik's Delicatessen Restaurant, Schaumburg Paper Source, Oak Park Inc., Westmont Oak Park Kane County Cougars, Geneva Parents Without Partners, Belleville Cafe Las Bellas Artes, Elmhurst Faith Lutheran Church, O Fallon Klein Creek Golf Club, Winfield Partylite Gifts, Inc, Downers Grove Calvary Lutheran Church, Family Care of Illinois, Chicago Kraft Foods, Addison Pasta House, Mount Vernon Wood Dale Fifth Third Bank, Chicago Kraft Foods, Northfield The Pasta Shoppe & Cafe, Caribou Coffee, Oak Park Flat Top Grill, Oak Park La Piazza, Forest Park Oak Park The Carleton of Oak Park, Francesca's Fiore, Forest Park LaBella Pasteria, Oak Park Patricia Rhodes Custom Couture Oak Park Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation B.T. Lakeside Roofing, Inc., Corp., Bloomfield, MI Charter Communications, Trust, Oak Park Addison The Peninsula Chicago, Chicago Mount Vernon Gameworks, Schaumburg Lands' End, Dodgeville, WI Dorothy Perry Photography, Chiasso, Chicago Gateway International Motorsports Lawry's The Prime Rib, Chicago Chicago Chicago Architecture Foundation, Corp., Madison Leona's Restaurants, Chicago Poor Phil's Bar & Grill, Oak Park Chicago Giordano's of Oak Park, Oak Park Prime Time Furnishings, Mount Vernon 20 Thank you for your financial support during the 2004 fiscal year (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004). A safe place in Southern Illinois Thirteen-year-old Virgil came to STAC after being hospitalized in a psychiatric unit. He was sent there after being arrested for waving a butcher knife at his foster par- ent, and while under arrest, said, "What is the use of living – I want to die." Virgil appeared angry all the time, and did not wait to hear about the STAC rules before confronting staff and other youth with threats. Virgil is extremely intelli- gent, and he struggled with the concept of God’s love. He did not feel loved. He was taken from his mother when he was three because she was unable to care for him, and then when her parenting failed on his return, he was separated from her again. Virgil needs a loving, temporary home, where he can be assured of security, protection and help finding a perma- Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Solid Rock Communications, nent home. His behavior, which is the result of the kinds of Mount Vernon Bartlett abuse he has received, makes it difficult to find a temporary RDGChicago, Chicago Southwest Airlines, Dallas, TX Red Wagons Inc, River Forest Spauldings, Oak Park home, much less a permanent home. Redeemer Lutheran Church, Spot Tavern, Mount Vernon Elmhurst St. John Dorcas Society, Chicago STAC offers a temporary home for youth in risky situ- Redeemer Women's Guild, St. John Lutheran Church, Elmhurst Red Bud ations, a safe environment in which children can enhance Renaissance Art Studio Ltd, St. John Lutheran Church, their present and future lives with guidance and support. Glen Ellyn Schaumburg Renaissance Oak Brook Hotel, St. John Lutheran Church, STAC is a 30-day shelter and diagnostic program for chil- Oak Brook Woodstock Rend Lake Conservancy District, St. John Lutheran School, Red Bud dren ages 11-17. The program serves as an alternative to Benton Lutheran School of St. Luke, Itasca detention to help keep youth out of the juvenile corrections Rend Lake Resort, Whittington St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Ritz Camera Centers, Beltsville, Church, Worth system and an emergency shelter and short-term residential MD St. Matthew Lutheran Church, River Forest Country Club, Lemont program for children referred by the Illinois Department of Elmhurst St. Paul Lutheran Church, Children and Family Services. In the year ending June 30, Rotary Club of Elmhurst, Elmhurst Brookfield Salem Lutheran Ladies Circle, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2004, STAC helped 56 youth through the residential center, Salem Melrose Park Sam's Club, Addison St. Paul Lutheran Church, and 34 youth through its associated day treatment program. Schauer Ace Hardware, Forest Park Oak Lawn Schoolyard Tavern & Grill, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Chicago Thornton Southern Thirty Adolescent Center (STAC) is a Sew What Group, Darien St. Paul Lutheran Church, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Wood River ministry of LCFS located in Mount Vernon. Signal Hill Lutheran Church, St. Paul Lutheran School, Chicago Belleville St. Peter Lutheran Church, Six Flags Great America, Gurnee Arlington Heights Six Flags over Mid-America, St. Peter Lutheran Church, Eureka, MO Chicago Thank you for your financial support during the 2004 fiscal year (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004). 21 Honor Roll of Donors St. Peter's Lutheran Youth Group, Trinity Lutheran Church, Dorsey Villa Park Stardust Bowl, Addison Tripar International, Roselle Starship Restaurant and Catering, Triple B Brokerage, Inc., Medinah Forest Park Tru, Chicago State Farm Insurance, Truefitt & Hill, Chicago Mount Vernon Two Fish Art Glass, Forest Park State Line Toy Collector's Club, Ty Inc., Oak Brook West Dundee United Parcel Service, Addison Strictly Sports Golf, Inc., US Treasury, Bureau of Public Arlington Heights Debt, Darien Sts. Peter & Paul Evangelical Valparaiso University, Lutheran, Riverside Valparaiso, IN Suburban Liquors, Forest Park Walgreen's Distribution, The Symphony of Oak Park & Mount Vernon River Forest, Oak Park West Tech Center, Hillside Sysco Food Services, Des Plaines Winberie's, Oak Park Thatcher Technology Group, Inc., Word of Life Lutheran Church, Addison Naperville The Theatre Building, Chicago Y.S.P., Inc., Addison Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Yamini, Chicago Downers Grove Zanies Comedy Club, Chicago Tiffany & Company, Chicago Zano Salon and Spa, Naperville Mike Mooney, owner and president of Mike Mooney Chevy-Cadillac in Times Square Liquor, Zion Lutheran Church, Hinsdale Mount Vernon Zion Lutheran Church, Mascoutah DeKalb, hands the keys of the new 12-passenger van for clients at Todd & Holland Tea Merchants, Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid, Lutherbrook to Scott Kamperda, Lutherbrook’s maintenance supervisor. River Forest Litchfield Trinity Lutheran Church, Burr Ridge Trinity Lutheran Church, Huntley Trinity Lutheran Church, Millstadt Lutherbrook residents get new van Trinity Lutheran Church, The 55 young residents at Lutherbrook Child and Adolescent Tinley Park Center, a group home and residential treatment center for adolescents located in Addison, Ill., received an early Christmas gift when a new 12-passenger van arrived in November. The van was a gift from LCFS donors who attended the 15th annual Harvest Gala in October and the six Mooney family car dealerships which have been selling and servicing Ford and GM vehicles in Illinois for more than 50 years. Civic Organizations $100 or more “This new van will mean a lot to the kids,” said Lisa Port, American Legion Auxiliary (T.H.B. 187), Elmhurst American Legion Auxiliary Dept of Illinois, Bloomington recreational leader at Lutherbrook. “It will be a big help getting Calhoun Chapter #990 Order of the Eastern Star, Hardin Kiwanis Club of Addison, Elmhurst our team to volleyball and basketball games when we play other Ladies of the Elks, Elmhurst residential agencies. We’ll also use it to see movies and go to the Modern Woodmen of America, Rock Island Mount Vernon Elks Lodge #819, Mount Vernon YMCA.” Mount Vernon Junior Women's Club, Mount Vernon The Randolph County Saddle Club, Inc., Ellis Grove Rotary Club of Addison, Addison Vandalia Women of the Moose, Chapter 1935, Vandalia 22 Thank you for your financial support during the 2004 fiscal year (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004). Camp Wartburg Mr. and Mrs. Barry Koenemann Fred Weckenmann Foundation Grants $10,000 or more $250 to $499 Allen Endowment: Lutherbrook Academy Mr. and Mrs. John Gerstner Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lindenberg First National Bank of Waterloo Chicago Community Trust – Holy Cross Lutheran Fred B. Jones Special Fund: emergency assistance to families $5,000 to $9,999 Church–Waterloo Sherbourne and Earling Fund: emergency assistance to families Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bostick Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Klingsick Mr. and Mrs. Herb Eggerding Chicago Tribune Holiday Fund: Little Village Food Network Mr. and Mrs. Bob Negwer Mr. and Mrs. John Eggerding Paul Koch Mr. and Mrs. Jay Heutsch Greater St. Louis Community Foundation: East St. Louis Fathers’ Center William H. Schmidt Charitable Mr. and Mrs. Paul Karl Kraft Employee Fund: Beneficial Society Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Dave King Mr. and Mrs. Chris Koenemann LCMS World Relief and Human Care: East St. Louis Fathers’ Center, $1,000 to $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Doug Nitz Hispanic Outreach, Sparta Family Support, MOMS Program Mr. and Mrs. Richard Arnoldy Carol Schwab Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Ascher Mr. and Mrs. Mark Tiemann Lutheran Disaster Response: Disaster Relief Services Ken Bender Phyllis Tirmenstein Lutheran Women’s Missionary League—English District Suburban Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hauk Mr. and Mrs. Dale Quante Journals: Lutherbrook, family counseling in Sparta LCMS World Relief Christen P. Reinert LWML–Southern Illinois District Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Von Rohr Sheldon L. & Pearl R. Leibowitz Foundation: general support Walter Negwer Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens The Webb Foundation: Lutherbrook, Beneficial Society $100 to $249 Wilbert H. Schnepel Suburban Journals Mr. and Mrs. Bill Alexander Mr. Mark Altadonna $500 to $999 Janis Atkinson Government Grants Thrivent Jefferson County Chapter Marcia Behrendt Thrivent Central St. Charles Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bleeke Chicago Pubic Schools (10,000 Tutors Program): mentoring program at three County Chapter Mr. and Mrs. Bob Chlebowski Chicago Public Schools Thrivent Jackson County Chapter Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Collmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cross Jefferson County Mental Health Board: Title XX teen pregnancy counseling, Thrivent West St. Louis County Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ebeler UDIS, and counseling programs in the Mount Vernon area Chapter Thrivent North St. Louis County Mr. and Mrs. Lee Eggemeyer Marion County 708 Board: Title XX, UDIS, and counseling programs in the Chapter Diane Guebert Mount Vernon area and STAC Thrivent South St. Louis County Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hemmer Chapter Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hoffmann U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (through CHAC): Thrivent Mark Twain Missouri Phil Jimenez to provide housing search services for non-elderly people with disabilities Chapter Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kuhlmann Thrivent Mid–South St. Louis Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lemke County Chapter Mr. and Mrs. John Mohl Thrivent Washington County Mr. and Mrs. Cal Neeman Illinois Chapter Marylou Redshaw Thrivent North St. Clair County Adrienne Rich Lutheran Child and Family Chapter Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rudolph Services of Illinois Thrivent Westport Area St. Louis Mr. and Mrs. Tim Schiebe County Chapter Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schnettler President and CEO Thrivent South St. Louis City Mr. and Mrs. Phil Schwab Gene L. Svebakken, ACSW Chapter Mr. and Mrs. Gary Spieler Thrivent South St. Clair County Mr. and Mrs. Gene Svebakken Editor: Laurel Hensel Chapter Mr. and Mrs. Thompson Russ Mr. and Mrs. Steven Tindall Design: Kathryn Brewer, Thrivent Monroe County Chapter Thrivent Mid-North St. Louis Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wines Brewer Communications County Chapter Mr. and Mrs. George Ziebold Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heller LCFS is an officially recognized Thrivent Randolph County Chapter human care ministry of The Holy Cross Lutheran Church– Stu Thies Builder, Inc. Renault Christie Tietjen Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Behm Mr. and Mrs. Donald Prahlow Mr. and Mrs. Gene Dann St. Paul's Lutheran Men's Club Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gabrian Mrs. Gladys Mohl Thank you for your financial support during the 2004 fiscal year (July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004). 23 Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois Non-Profit Organization 7620 Madison Street, P.O. Box 5078 U.S. Postage River Forest, Illinois 60305 PAID (708) 771-7180 Permit No. 1 www.lcfs.org Carol Stream, IL The mission of Lutheran Child and Family Services, in response to Christ’s love for all people, is: to provide social services to children, individuals, families and communities so that their well-being is improved. For information about LCFS programs, events and opportunities for involvement, visit www.lcfs.org.