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2017 Annual Breakfast Recap

2017 Annual "Celebrating a Community That Cares" Breakfast Recap

Hundreds gathered on May 18, 2017, for our favorite event of the year!  

Our Annual Breakfast looks back at the past year's fundraising and awareness campaign and the many reasons we have to celebrate as a community.  Thanks to all who joined us at Piper's Banquets in Aurora to do just that.   

We love to honor our donors, volunteers, advocates and social service agencies.  They consistently demonstrate what it means to care for our neighbors in need! 

AWARD WINNERS

Outstanding Community Volunteer Award
Stacey Ries - Rush Copley Medical Center

LIVE UNITED Award
Aurora Public Library Children's Services

Top Contributor Awards
#1 Exelon/ComEd
#2 Caterpillar
#3 Nicor Gas

Community Action Awards
2016 Campaign Kick-Off
Aurora Fire Department Water Rescue Team

City of Aurora

2016 Holiday Assistance
Engineering Enterprises
Rush Copley
Fox Valley Building and Construction Trades
Wrigley Corporation

2017 Souper Bowl of Caring
Jewel-Osco
Old Second National Bank
Prisco's Family Market

Special thanks to CS Photos for capturing the breakfast click here to veiw our photo gallery.

TESTIMONIALS ARE ALWAYS A HIGHLIGHT
At the Annual Breakfast, we are always pleased to give individuals an opportunity to share their story of redemption and hope, thanks to your contributions to Fox Valley United Way.  As you know, your donations fund crucial social service agencies and special programs.  This year’s attendees were treated to two stories of changed lives, presented by Ben, representing Hope for Tomorrow and Maria and Josh, representing The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry.

STRIKE UP THE BAND!
Exelon/ComEd has been supporting the United Way since 1943, but did you know that 20 years ago it formed a band to support their organization’s Fox Valley United Way fundraising campaign?  The band is comprised of Exelon/ComEd management team and IBEW Local 15 members.  For years, they have been the centerpiece of entertainment at our Annual Breakfast.  A hearty thank you to one and all for your time, effort and talent!

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

  • Mistress of Ceremonies Arlene Hawks
  • Marmion Flannigan Rifles Drill Team for Posting of the Colors
  • Vivien Cohen for singing the National Anthem
  • Rev. Michael Daly of New England Congregational Church for the invocation
     
  • AND OF COURSE OUR EVENT SPONSORS:

2017 Annual Breakfast Sponsors

PREMIERE SPONSOR

FOOD SPONSORS

 

PROGRAM SPONSORS

CENTERPIECE SPONSOR