It's a Wonderful Life - Sponsored by Liberty Bank

The Park Ridge Community Fund benefit of the annual Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which was sponsored by Liberty Bank, and free to the public was hosted on December 9.

Thank you to Liberty Bank for once again generously sponsoring the movie and donating an Apple iPad as a grand raffle prize. A very happy Dennis Murphy from Edison Park won the iPad. Between the donations received at the door and the raffle ticket sales, the PRCF received proceeds of $3,500.

Ralph Cox played the historic organ before the movie and the Willow Academy Chamber Choir in beautiful Renaissance gowns and capes sang Christmas carols in the lobby of the theatre.

Since 1958, the Park Ridge Community Fund has been the easiest way to help neighbors of all ages and with a wide array of critical needs, right here at home. The PRCF is here to assess the needs of our community, and then raise and allocate funds to help meet those needs. Volunteers – who live or work in Park Ridge – control all aspects of PRCF’s activities. With one convenient gift to PRCF, you help 29 service organizations make life better, neighbor to neighbor.

For photos from the event, please see our Photo Gallery.

Make Room For Truman Donates to Park Ridge Community Fund

The Park Ridge Community Fund board members dined at Make Room For Truman on October 3. Thanks to the trendy, new restaurant 20% of all food purchases were donated to the PRCF this past Wednesday.

Check them out - the food was delicious!

Front Row, left to right:
Lan Eng, Director
Gail Haller, Executive Director
Cathy Mayer, Secretary
Marilyn Rowan, Director
Millie O'Brien, Director

Back row, left to right:
Kimberly Walters, Director
Judy Donovan, Vice President
Lisa Foster, Director
Anne Dempsey, Director
Gail Wolfe, Director
Marge Erwin, Director
Pat McGuire, Treasurer
Kathy Hirsch, Director
Sheri Roche, President

Park Ridge Community Fund Names Arroyo New Campaign Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             
August 15, 2018

Contact: Jennifer Mackowiak
Phone: 847-825-3121
Email: jennifer.mackowiak@parkridgechamber.org

Park Ridge Community Fund Names Arroyo New Campaign Manager

Park Ridge, IL – The Park Ridge Community Fund (PRCF) has named Liberty Bank’s Park Ridge Branch Manager Olivia Arroyo as Campaign Manager for FY 2019-2020. PRCF’s campaign manager participates in year-‘round fundraising events and other efforts to raise awareness and funds for the local-focus, multi-charity non-profit organization.

“We are thrilled to have Olivia on board and have great confidence in her ability to help us achieve our mission and fundraising goals,” says PRCF President Sheri Roche. “The two dozen area charities and service groups we support can be life-altering for people in our community, and Olivia has actively volunteered for PRCF since she came to Park Ridge.”

As branch manager of Liberty Bank for Savings in Park Ridge, a community bank providing personal banking and mortgage lending, Arroyo offers a wealth of knowledge and experience tailored to this community.  With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Northeastern Illinois University, she has worked for Liberty Bank for over a decade, more than half of that tenure at the Park Ridge location. 

Arroyo has been an active member of the Park Ridge Community Fund and the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce for the past five years. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and going on walks with her husband and three-year-old daughter.

About the Park Ridge Community Fund
Since 1958, PRCF has been the easiest way to help neighbors of all ages
and with a wide array of critical needs, right here at home. Each year, PRCF is assesses the needs of our community, then raises and allocates funds to help meet those needs. Volunteers -- who live or work in Park Ridge -- control all aspects of PRCF's activities. With one convenient gift to PRCF, you help nearly two dozen service organizations and care providers make life better, neighbor to neighbor. To learn more about PRCF and how you can get involved, visit www.prcommunityfund.org ; phone 847.825.5311, or email info@prcommunityfund.org.

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Giordano's Fundraiser - April 27th

Raising money (for a good cause) never tasted so good! Bring this flyer to Giordano's in Rosemont and *15% of your bill will be donated to the Park Ridge Community Fund and your neighbors in need!

Where: Giordano's Rosemont, 9415 W Higgins, 847-292-2600

When: Thursday, April 27th 

*Available for carryout and delivery. Present this flyer via print or phone to participate. 

Houlihan's "Cookies for a Cause" Campaign Donates Over $4K to Chicagoland charities

In May of 2016, Houlihan’s Restaurants launched its "Cookies for a Cause" campaign in 9 markets throughout the nation in an effort to raise funding for local charities. For 50 cents each, patrons had the opportunity to purchase Houlihan's delicious, homemade chocolate chip cookies for a good cause. Nearly 35,000 lunchtime cookies were sold, translating to $17K donated nationwide.

Thank you to Houlihan's and its patrons for helping raise funds for the Park Ridge Community Fund in 2016. As always, your generosity is much appreciated!

For more information, please click here: http://bit.ly/2lvd5l5