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Women’s Board Mission Statement

The mission of the Women’s Board of Catholic Charities, Lake County Services is to raise funds solely for Catholic Charities programs and services in Lake County, providing opportunities for volunteerism, and to increase awareness of Catholic Charities within the Archdiocese of Chicago.


Since 1989 the Women’s Board was helped Catholic Charities Lake County through fundraising, volunteerism, and raising community awareness by aiding with programs offered to the hungry, poor, and homeless. Driven to support the neediest in Lake County, a small group of women, including- Dorothy Andries, Ellie Clarke, Susy Hoch, Pat Lynch, Irene McMahon, Madeleine McMullan, Nancy Pasquesi formed a partnership with Catholic Charities and established the first Women’s Board. Raising fund for Catholic Charities in Lake County, increasing awareness of Catholic Charities within the Archdiocese of Chicago, and providing opportunities for volunteerism became their threefold mission. Thirty years later, the Board is 150+ members strong with many of the women passing the love of Catholic Charities onto the next generation.

Women's Board of Lake County Services:

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Phone: (312) 655-7525
721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654