YFC 2017 Food For Thought Luncheon Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month

Our May 4th Food for Thought Luncheon was a terrific success! Guests were inspired by the message of our keynote speaker, Shannon Heffernan, mental health reporter for WBEZ radio, and enjoyed the Knollwood Club's lovely amenties and cuisine.  Our event was extra special this year, as friends and family gathered to recognize Jim Shackelford, YFC’s retiring Clinical Director, who is stepping down after seven years at the helm of our agency.  Jim shared highlights of his impressive 50 year career, and touched our hearts with his warm Southern storytelling.  

Food For Thought celebrated the start of Mental Health Awareness Month, and raised almost $25,000 to provide mental health counseling to low income, underinsured families in our community. 

Many thanks to all who attended the luncheon and donated to our Open Door Fund. We are especially grateful to Bob and Mary Brown for serving as our member sponsors at Knollwood, and to those who couldn't attend the event but sent contributions to support our mission.

Finally, thanks a hundredfold to our Food for Thought Luncheon sponsors for their generous support.  We couldn't have done this without you!

  • Premier Sponsors - Allstate, BCU
  • Platinum Sponsors - Tom & Annette Freyman, JLL, William Frick & Company
  • Gold Sponsors - Libertyville Bank & Trust, Greg & Lorraine Pritchard
  • Silver Sponsors – Stephen Parker, DDS
  • Bronze Sponsors -Lance & Carol Piccolo, Glenn Warning