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Metropolitan Family Services DuPage to Honor Mr. and Mrs. Alan Peterson of Glen Ellyn at Annual Gala

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Peterson will be honored for the many years of service to the families of DuPage County at the 12th Annual DuPage Gala of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. The event will be held Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m., at Bobak’s Signature Events at Seven Bridges, 6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge, Ill. Special guest Judy Hsu, co-anchor of ABC7 News This Morning, will emcee the event.

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage has been actively serving the DuPage area’s most vulnerable residents for more than 80 years. Located in Wheaton with offices in Naperville, Elmhurst and Woodridge, Metropolitan provides Head Start programming and vital services for children, families, and seniors.

The Petersons will be presented with the Roger K. Johnson Award, which recognizes those who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to families and communities served by Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. “It is our honor to present Mr. and Mrs. Peterson with this well-deserved award,” said Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Executive Director Theresa Nihill. “Alan, Milly and their entire family are well known for their significant philanthropic endeavors and community activities, and we are grateful for their involvement in Metropolitan Family Services DuPage.”

Alan Peterson joined the Metropolitan Family Services Board of Directors in 1991 and served until 2006. He was a member of the agency’s Development Committee from 1992 to 1996. Peterson joined Metropolitan’s Advisory Board in 2006, where he serves to this day.

Residents of Glen Ellyn, Alan and Milly Peterson are actively involved with Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. They generously support initiatives that promote education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment of the area’s neediest residents. Alan has passed on the torch to his daughter-in-law Marcie who presently serves on the Metropolitan DuPage Board. “Metropolitan is efficient, caring and has many fine accomplishments,” said Alan Peterson. “Their leadership is very impressive, and they work directly near the problems to help those fighting to succeed.”

The Petersons also are involved with other notable community organizations, including Cadence Health and the College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center, and are generous supporters of various educational and philanthropic efforts across the country.

Alan Peterson currently is a Managing Director at Robinwood Consulting in Chicago, a firm specializing in intellectual property consulting founded by his son Mark. He worked for an international accounting firm, founded and led the Peterson Consulting Companies and Tucker Alan Consulting, and held leadership roles at Saatchi & Saatchi and Navigant Consulting.

The formal evening features delicious cuisine, live music by Strings of Silk, live and silent auctions, a Champagne raffle, a wine raffle and much more. Tickets are $150. Proceeds benefit Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. For more information, click here or call 312-986-4046.

About Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center
Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center has provided support to vulnerable families who have had nowhere to turn, helping them restore balance in their lives since 1930 with services including counseling, youth mentoring and senior respite care. Metropolitan DuPage is part of Metropolitan Family Services, an organization of human service leaders dedicated to strengthening low-income, Chicago-area families. Families are the heart of strong communities, and we invest in services to help them reach their full potential.

Metropolitan reaches more than 53,000 families and individuals annually through seven community centers in the city and suburbs. Our services promote education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.