Celebrating National Philanthropy Day

November 15th is National Philanthropy Day. National Philanthropy Day was originally conceived and organized in the 1980s with President Ronald Reagan signing the official proclamation in 1986. This is a special day set aside to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy - and those people and businesses who are active in the philanthropic community. It's a day to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible right here in McHenry County.

2021 Business Philanthropist of the Year

Brake Parts Inc
In celebration of National Philanthropy Day, The Foundation announced Brake Parts Inc as the 2021 Business Philanthropist of the Year. This distinguished award was developed to honor a local business that demonstrates outstanding charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles. “The generosity of businesses like Brake Parts Inc. is helping McHenry County develop a strong local economy, a high quality of life and abundant leadership opportunities,” said Tamara Marshall, Partner, Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin and Board Chair of The Community Foundation for McHenry County.

“BPI has a long-running tradition of community involvement and participation in McHenry County. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of community-based initiatives, particularly as it relates to addressing housing instability, food insecurity, and other key social services, said Scott Wallace, EVP for Brake Parts Inc. “BPI is proud to partner with The Foundation to help support the cases that matter most in our community.”

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Scott Wallace, EVP for Brake Parts Inc accepted the 2021 Business Philanthropist of the Year award at the McHenry County Economic Development dinner on November 10 from Tamara Marshall, Partner, Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin and Board Chair of The Community Foundation for McHenry County.
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