Contact: Maggie Morales
The Lake County Community Foundation 847-377-0520 ext. 22
The Lake County Community Foundation to Honor Founding Board Member Adeline “Addie” Morrison at The Lake Forest Shop’s “Shop Your Cause” Charity Event
Waukegan, IL—September 25, 2014 – The Lake County Community Foundation is pleased to announce it will be honoring founding board member Adeline “Addie” Morrison during opening night of The Lake Forest Shop’s (265 E. Market Square in Lake Forest) annual “Shop Your Cause” charity event. This year the event will be Wednesday, October 8th through Saturday, October 11th, with honorees representing nine Lake County nonprofits that will be celebrated at an opening night cocktail party and mini fashion show.
Addie Morrison has provided over a decade of leadership to The Lake County Community Foundation where she served as a founding board member through 2012. The Morrison Family was also among the first to establish a donor-advised fund at the Foundation, opening the door to many others who preserve their giving legacy in the county.
“It was Addie, along with my dad and a small group of extremely dedicated community leaders who really did the work of bringing their idea of a community foundation to fruition,” said Anne Reusché, Lake County Community Foundation board member and daughter of founding board member Robert Reusché. “Their vision and willingness to give so deeply of their talent, energy and resources are what has made the Foundation the success it is today.”
“Addie is our gem,” said A. Stewart Kerr, Board Chair of the Foundation. “She has been a guiding light and continues to give her time and care to all of the Foundation’s endeavors. It really is our privilege to be able to honor her this way.”
Throughout forty years of dedicated service to some of Lake County’s most active and prestigious foundations, including the Morrison Family Foundation which she started, Addie has been one of The Lake County Community Foundation’s greatest champions, helping it to grow from a kitchen table dream to a vital institution holding 10 million dollars in assets which annually funds safety net-building community projects in Lake County.
In addition to her work with the Foundation, Addie is a sponsor of her 2nd “I Have a Dream” class in North Chicago and she serves on the board of Dream Associates, Inc. She is a current member of the Mission Committee of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest where she previously served as its moderator while being an active Elder on the Session. Addie was a trustee of McCormick Theological Seminary and a member of the District 67 School Board in Lake Forest.
For more information on “Shop Your Cause,” during which 10% of purchases from Opening Night through Saturday, October 11th will go to the organization of a purchaser’s choice please visit http://thelakeforestshop.com.
If you are interested in learning more about, or joining, the board of The Lake County Community Foundation, please contact Maggie Morales, Manager of Community Engagement, at [email protected].
About The Lake County Community Foundation
Since 2003, The Lake County Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust, has partnered with donors to leverage and guide their philanthropy to help transform the lives of the most vulnerable people across our county. Together, we have contributed over $2.5 million to 80 nonprofit organizations that support basic human needs, community development, education and health throughout Lake County. By connecting the generosity of donors across Lake County with the most pressing needs of the community, we ensure that our county thrives today and for generations to come.
GROWING PHILANTHROPY, BUILDING COMMUNITY