A Toast to Barbara!
“Together as One” and Inovasi Help Raise over $36,000 for Mothers Trust Foundation” New Legacy Fund
The idea that one person can make a difference isn’t just a saying – it is well documented. The power of one can be turned into the strength of many. One such example is a group of like-minded community members known as “Together as One”.
At a recent event initiated by Susan Garrett and generously hosted by John desRosier (owner of Inovasi restaurant in Lake Bluff) honoring Mothers Trust Foundation (MTF) founder Barbara Monsor, raised over $36,000 donated to the MTF Legacy Fund. Lake Forest resident Loan Tran Riedel presented an envelope containing $12,400 in donations raised by Together as One over a period of 2 weeks. The Riedel Family issued a promise to match the donations of the group, bringing the total to nearly $25,000. “Every child needs a champion. We are honored to support MTF’s mission and are hopeful others will follow the example of Together as One to help MTF reach their goal”, said Riedel.
Others contributed generously in honor of Monsor’ s work and the event successfully launched the Legacy Fund for Mothers Trust Foundation with the goal of reaching $100,000 in order to ensure the foundation will continue to remain an important resource to school social workers, counselors and agencies in Lake County.
The Mothers Trust Foundation has been serving children in Lake County for 19 years. Operating out of an office in the Gorton Community Center, each Wednesday a committee meets to review requests for funding. If approved the funding is sent out within 24-48 hours. Anyone interested may attend a Wednesday meeting. For more information, contact the MTF office at (847) 482-9189
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Lake County Tech Campus Visit
Mothers Trust Foundation Supports Lake County Technology Campus Students
Members of the Mothers Trust Foundation Service Committee recently toured the Lake County Area High School Technology campus in Grayslake to get a first-hand look at the 19 career training programs offered at the campus. The culinary students prepared a superb lunch for the committee, showcasing the skills they have acquired in culinary and hospitality education. Mothers Trust Foundation provides funding to children/youth in Lake County for various needs including education. In 2015, Mothers Trust Foundation assisted 528 children/youths with education assistance, including over $11,000 in assistance to Lake County Technology Campus students.