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FDL Honoree Cocktail Reception

On November 8th, Mike Sturch hosted a cocktail reception to recognize the honorees of the 19th Annual Fleur de Lis Ball and to kick-off the start of the Santa Mike series of holiday events at Marillac St. Vincent Family Services.

JoAnn and Bill Kunkel and Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company and Ken O’Keefe will be awarded the 2013Fleur de Lis Award in recognition of their outstanding service to Chicago-area children of working-poor families, the homeless and isolated seniors. Proceeds will benefit the programs and services offered by Marillac Social Center and St. Vincent de Paul Center: senior services, family services, homeless outreach, early childhood development, school-age programs, Hope Junior and Project Hope.

The Holiday Series has transformed the face of the Center and the lives of its clients. For 37 years, Santa Mike and Friends have also hosted a holiday party for 300 local low-income and isolated seniors in the community. They enjoy music, delicious food, prizes, and the cheerful company of others. In addition, the Homeless Outreach Event and Resource Fair where over 600 local underserved individuals receive a traditional Thanksgiving meal, winter coats and clothing, and services from local area social-service providers, which took place November 10th.

JoAnn and Bill Kunkel

JoAnn and Bill Kunkel have been friends and supporters of Marillac St. Vincent Family Services for over 15 years. JoAnn served on the Advisory and Development Board from 2005 to 2011 and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees. Bill recently retired, after 28 years at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom. His retirement has allowed Bill, along with his son Jeff, to bike from cross country from California to Florida to raise awareness and funds for Marillac St. Vincent Family Services.

Beecken Petty O'Keefe and Company and Ken O'Keefe

As a supporter of Marillac St. Vincent Family Services since 1997, Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company has helped the Centers provide a nurturing environment in which children learn and develop.  Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company is a Chicago-based private equity management firm founded in 1996. The company evaluates, structures and manages investments on behalf of institutional and individual investors, focusing exclusively within the healthcare industry.

Ken O’Keefe is a founding principal and currently Managing Partner of Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company. As a long- time supporter of Marillac St. Vincent Family Services, Ken has provided invaluable support as a past President of the Advisory and Development Board and as the current Chair of the Board’s Finance Committee.In addition, Ken also serves on two other pivotal Board Committees: Contingency Planning and Strategic Planning.

  •           Marillac St. Vincent Family Services
              Mailing Address: P.O. Box 14699 Chicago, IL 60614
  •           Marillac Social Center               773.722.7440           212 S. Francisco Ave. Chicago, IL 60612   
              St. Vincent de Paul Center        312.943.6776           2145 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614   
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