“Mr. (& Mrs.) Cub” Honored For Their Philanthropic Endeavors
Written by Jim Rednour
Monday, 31 May 2010
On May 8, 2010, “Mr. Cub™” Ernie Banks and his wife Liz Banks, who is president/founder of The 500 Home Run Club®, LLC, were special guests at The Volunteer Center’s Golden Gala as the non-profit organization celebrated its achievements over the past 50 years as the first Volunteer Center in the state of Illinois.
In introducing Mr. and Mrs. Banks, the event emcee paralleled the
dynamic couple’s longtime positive influence on both “America’s Pastime”
and their service to the nation’s underprivileged youth and seniors
with the Volunteer Center’s 50-year (and counting) mission of helping
residents and service groups in northeast suburban Cook County volunteer
or engage in days of service and service learning programs with over
200 non-profit organizations.
The Banks were applauded for
establishing the Ernie Banks Live Above and Beyond Foundation™, a 501c3
foundation that has been helping underprivileged children and seniors to
improve and develop their capabilities since 1998. The charitable
foundation raises funds to support many programs that promote social
welfare by contributing to a wide variety of programs that enhance
neighborhoods, eliminate prejudice and relieve discrimination among
various age groups and races. Congratulation Ernie and Liz, and keep up
the great work!
For details about The Ernie Banks Live Above and
Beyond Foundation™, visit the charity’s new website http://www.erniebanksliveaboveandbeyond.com. Banks’ foundation
supports diverse service programs including:
- Palliative Care
- Home Caregiver Training,
- Educational Scholarships,
Equipment Donations, and
- Quality of Life Seminars for economically
challenged individuals and their families.
And while you’re
there, please consider making a donation that will be used to help those
in need by clicking on the we-care.com or Network for Good links
located in the Ways To Donate section.