Community Leader Chuck McKenna to be Honored at Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Gala

Chuck McKenna will be honored for his many years of service to the families of DuPage County at the 11th Annual DuPage Gala of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. The event will be held Friday, May 4, at 6 p.m., at Bobak’s Signature Events at Seven Bridges, 6440 Double Eagle Drive,Woodridge,Ill. Metropolitan Family Services DuPage has been actively serving the DuPage area’s most vulnerable residents for more than 80 y ears with vital educational and counseling services for families and respite programs for senior caregivers.

McKenna will be presented with the Roger K. Johnson Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to families and communities served by Metropolitan Family Services DuPage.

“We are pleased to present Chuck McKenna with this award,” said Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Executive Director Theresa Nihill. “Chuck has shown incredible dedication to this community through volunteering, donating and providing critical leadership in his many philanthropic endeavors and community activities.”

McKenna joined the Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Board of Directors in 1997, serving until 2007. He then became a member of the Associate Board, where today he continues to help Metropolitan improve the lives of DuPage families in need. McKenna’s dedication to the DuPage community extends beyond his involvement with Metropolitan. He also is actively involved with other notable community organizations, including the DuPage Community Foundation, Lion’s Club International and Adoption Advocacy International.

“Business leaders have the important responsibility to instill and foster an atmosphere for philanthropy—a spirit of giving back to the community,” said McKenna. “I chose to support Metropolitan Family Services for their excellent work providing a broad range of compassionate counseling and support services for families in our community.“

Recently retired, McKenna had served as a partner at the accounting and consulting firm, Crowe Horwath LLP, where for the past 25 years he held several key leadership positions.

The formal evening features delicious cuisine, live music by Strings of Silk, live and silent auctions, a Champagne jewelry raffle, a wine raffle and much more.

Tickets are $150. Proceeds benefit Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit /events/DuPage-Gala or call 312-986-4046.

About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services gives hope and help to families. We are human service leaders, dedicated to strengthening low-income, Chicago-area families during life’s pivotal moments. We know families are the heart of strong communities, and deliver services to help them reach their potential.

Since 1930, Metropolitan Family Services DuPage has helped families restore balance in their lives and achieve economic stability; provided youth mentoring; counseled parents, children and seniors; and provided respite to family caregivers. Metropolitan DuPage is part of Metropolitan Family Services, one of the first and largest human services agencies in the Chicago area, reaching approximately 45,000 individuals and families in Chicago and the suburbs with programs and services that help families lead healthy, productive lives.