Business and Professional

September 18, 2017

LAKE FOREST, IL (OCTOBER 5, 2017) Lake County Cares invites the public to attend its inaugural event, "Leading for Good," to meet and connect with over two dozen local nonprofits interested in adding new leadership volunteers and board members to their organizations. "Leading for Good" will take place Thursday, October 5 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Independence Grove's Audubon Hall, 16400 Buckley Rd., Libertyville, IL 60048. Admission is FREE and refreshments will be provided. Tickets are available at

"Lake County Cares is proud to partner with the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County and the Lake County Community Foundation to host "Leading for Good" Lake County and promote volunteering in Lake County," says Pam Gracyalny, Executive Director of Lake County Cares. "Nonprofit volunteer and board memberships are such an important way for individuals to help a nonprofit organization build capacity and increase impact. For the first time in Lake County, we're bringing together individuals and nonprofits to facilitate leadership volunteerism. We hope that the event results in many Lake County individuals joining the board or committee of a great local cause."

Miah Armour, Executive Director of the Lake County Community Foundation, says "This 'speed dating' for new board leaders will be a fun and effective way to build bench strength and visibility for Lake County's nonprofits as organizations get ready to launch into a new year of programming and services."

"Volunteers hold the most important and hardest to fill roles within nonprofits. Many individuals that are interested in filling these roles do not know how to connect to the nonprofits that need them. This event is designed to meet this need," says Angela Baran, Program Officer at the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County. 

Over the summer, Lake County Cares conducted a series of workshops for area nonprofits focused on building capacity and increasing impact through effective volunteer programs.  This event aims to bring the people of Lake County and nonprofits together, both to encourage the act of giving back to the community and to support area nonprofits. For more information please contact Lake County Cares at (847) 234-8876, or email


Lake County Cares is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on local impact in Lake County, Illinois.  Founded in 1967, Lake County Cares is celebrating its 50th year servicing over 200 nonprofit organizations in Lake County, Illinois.  LCC partners with area nonprofit organizations and assists them in capacity building through volunteer resources and has engaged more than 500,000 volunteers through monthly programs, corporate programming, and annual community events in its service across Lake County.  LCC empowers people to lead and transform our community for good by offering a platform for collaboration, civic engagement, and involvement to help our neighbors in need.  LCC is funded entirely by individual, family foundation and corporate support.

Lake County Cares is located at 400 E Illinois Rd, in the Gorton Center, Lake Forest, Illinois, 60045, (847) 234-8876,,