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December 9, 2011
Doree Krage, Asst. Director
Community Relations Department
630/543-4100, ext. 7550


21st Annual Event Distributes $81,000 to 20 Local Charities, Service Organizations

The 21st Annual Mayor’s Community Charity Ball – held Nov. 12 at Alta Villa Banquets – saw a dramatic increase in profits, which will allow Mayor Larry Hartwig to distribute record-breaking $81,000 to 20 local charities at the next Village Board meeting. Representatives from each organization will be on hand at the Monday, Dec. 19 meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Board Room to accept their checks.

“I am proud, and somewhat humbled, that despite the bleak financial news we continue to hear, Addison still found it in its heart to take care of those in needs within our own community,” said Mayor Hartwig.

All money earned on behalf of the Village is donated by the Mayor to two local causes: the Addison Community Switchboard, and the Medinah Shriners to be used to transport children to their 22 Shrine Hospitals.

More than 550 people had attended the event at $75 per person; $30.39 of each ticket went to the organization from which the ticket was purchased.

In addition, a cash raffle brought in $26,835, and the Silent Auction, which offered 365 items through new electronic bidding, brought in $36,500.

For the first time, businesses were asked to sponsor the event, and 13 rallied to support these local causes. The sponsors were Republic Services, SWD, Auto Advantage, Caputo’s Fresh Markets, College of DuPage, Comcast, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, HR Imaging, Humes Funeral Home, Itasca Bank & Trust, Oxford Bank, The Pampered Chef and Pyramid Club.

All of the charities and organizations are local and will use the money earned to make a direct impact on Addison. The 20 sponsoring organizations were the Addison Community Switchboard, Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Addison Center for the Arts, Addison Rec Club, Americans of Italian Descent, Concord Lutheran School, District 4 Educational Foundation, District 88 Foundation, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation, Helping Hand Sertoma Club, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Lutherbrook Child & Adolescent Center, Medinah Shriners, Parks and Rec Foundation, Rotary Club, Serenity House Counseling Services, Student Participation Center, Women’s Club and Village of Addison Sister Cities.