2016 Fall Newsletter

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Season’s Greetings

As the holiday season draws closer, Community Services Foundation would like to thank everyone who has supported our mission to develop and create opportunities for individuals with disabilities that will support and inspire independence. Your contributions to our member agencies over the past year have greatly impacted the lives of
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Welcome Becky

In July, Community Services Foundation welcomed Becky Vock as our new Director of Finance. Becky graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting. She earned CPA certification in May of 2007. Becky first began her career in the audit practice at
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Welcome Alyssa

This past February, Community Services Foundation welcomed Alyssa Paetow to our organization on a part-time basis as an Administrative Assistant. A student at Alan B. Shepard High School, Alyssa was excited to come to CSF as she considers this her first, consistent form of employment. Alyssa stated that she loves coming
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Advocacy Center Success for LifeStyles Academy

Over the past year, LifeStyles Academy, a member agency of Community Services Foundation, has been working hard to improve the lives of the individuals they serve. Through their Advocacy center, they have been providing services that help the individuals at the Academy “live a life like anybody else.” LifeStyles Academy developed
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CSF Fundraising in Action

Community Services Foundation (CSF) is proud to host several fundraising events, all of which benefit individuals with diverse disabilities. Take a look at some of the most recent events which, together, raised more than $44,500 for programs and services of CTF ILLINOIS. Jerry Meyer Golf Classic The 7th Annual Jerry Meyer Golf
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Yankee Candle Holiday Fundraiser

Community Services Foundation is excited to announce the Yankee Candle Fundraiser going on through December. The fundraiser will give 40% of profits from Yankee Candle purchases directly to our organization. With over 150 online items to choose from, your purchase will help fund our services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
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The Backyard Olympics

On August 14, 2016, Advocates Coming Together (ACT) hosted the first annual Backyard Olympics. The Olympics joined community members and individuals with disabilities in teams, where they competed against each other in friendly games. ACT is the Young Professionals Group of Community Services Foundation whose mission is to promote true
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Coming Soon: The Painted Turtle

Community Services Foundation is excited to unveil The Painted Turtle, a new art studio and program of CTF ILLINOIS, located in Tinley Park, IL. CTF has always valued the creativity of the individuals they serve and, with the success of 9 Muses Art Studio in Charleston IL, they are thrilled
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Congratulations, Melissa Crew!

On behalf of Community Services Foundation, we would like to congratulate Melissa Crew, a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at CTF ILLINOIS, on her recent accomplishment: The IARF Community Care Professional of the Year Award! This inaugural award was established by IARF to recognize excellence in care from a frontline staff
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Another Step Forward

Community Services Foundation is proud to announce that CTF ILLINOIS (CTF) will be transitioning from its current CARF accreditation to CQL (The Council on Quality and Leadership) in an effort to improve the overall supports that individuals receive. CTF will be one of fourteen agencies in Illinois to make the
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