The WLC North Shore Announces 2023 Community Grant Award Recipients Award Presentation on June 4 at the Writers Theatre
The WLC North Shore is pleased to announce that 10 North Shore organizations have received a WLC 2023 Community Grant Award. They will be honored at the WLC North Shore annual meeting on June 4 at the Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe. The event is open to the media and the public and begins at 5:30 pm. Your RSVP is requested.
2023 WLC North Shore Community Grant Award Recipients
Family Service of Glencoe We are pleased to make a WLC Community Grant Award to Family Service of Glencoe, one of the oldest organizations in our community. The WLC Grant will be applied to Family Service of Glencoe’s Senior Services program. The program provides Glencoe senior citizens with direct financial assistance in the form of small monetary grants to pay rent or property taxes. This financial support helps Glencoe seniors to remain in their homes.
Friends of the Green Bay Trail The WLC is pleased to grant support to Friends of the Green Bay Trail to further its mission as stewards of this important community asset. The WLC Community Grant Award specifically funded new plants and shrubs for the restoration of the Harbor Street area and the new Hazel Street bike crossing
Highland Park Community Foundation The WLC Community Grant Award was made in support of the July 4th Shooting Response Fund of the Highland Park Community Foundation. The proceeds of this fund went directly to assist families of the victims who were killed or physically injured, and nonprofit organizations serving the needs of victims and the community following the shooting.
Glencoe Historical Society The WLC is pleased to support the Glencoe Historical Society in its mission to promote an understanding of the history and heritage of the Village of Glencoe. The WLC Community Grant Award will help to fund the preservation and protection of the historical records of the Woman’s Library Club of Glencoe (WLC North Shore) in perpetuity.
Tower Players The WLC Community Grant Award is in support of this local adult theater group that provides adults an opportunity to participate in a theatrical production for the pure joy of theater and performing in an amateur setting. The WLC Grant supported the Tower Players production of The Curious Savage, May 5 and 6. Tower Players
Gus Giordano’s Jazz Dance Chicago We are pleased to make a WLC Community Grant Award to Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago to help fund its outreach to Chicago Public Schools through its Jazz Dance/Science & Health program. The Jazz Dance/Science & Health Program teach elementary school anatomy and nutrition through a dance-centric program in the science classroom. Most recently, the program brought 350 classes to 450 students in four under-resourced elementary schools, third to fifth grade, all taught by GDC dancers.
Paws for Patrick We are pleased that our WLC Community Grant Award will support the organization’s mission to obtain and train emotional support and therapy dogs for young people with mental health illnesses.
Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation We are pleased to support the JGASF in providing sailing programs for the physically disabled. The WLC Community Grant Award will support acquiring and maintaining boats for its adaptive sailing program.
Hunger Resource Network WLC is pleased to support Hunger Resource Network in its mission to support smaller food organizations that provide food to those in need. The WLC Community Grant Award will help to fund food purchases for food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters that typically do not have the resources or space for bulk food storage.
BLACK 2 LIFE The WLC is pleased to support BLACK 2 LIFE, an organization that empowers Black men to strengthen underserved communities through education and inspiration. The WLC Community Grant Award will support the organization’s Bookz in the Hood program, which this summer will provide free books to kids in Chicago’s underserved neighborhoods.
The WLC North Shore is a club for all people who are looking for community, social activities, and opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to our North Shore community. Incorporated in 1874 as The Women’s Library Club of Glencoe, our organization is one of the oldest ongoing women’s clubs in the United States. From the start, our Founders’ mission was to contribute to improving the community through volunteerism and philanthropy. We continue to expand on this legacy through our annual WLC Community Grant Awards.
Sunday Jun 4, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Writers Theatre Atrium
325 Tudor Court
Open to the public. Free of charge.