It was another rocking year at the 2016 Brilliance Ball! We were having way too much fun and the evening was a great success.
Nothing says fancy like a good ‘ol red cowboy hat 🙂
A gentleman always has ladies on his arms!
These lovely ladies know how to let their hair down!
A mixture of goofy and lovely is what these snaps capture 🙂
These two are all smiles — and with such a colorful tie, it’s no surprise!
It wasn’t a masked ball but we like to improvise 😉
A little party never hurt nobody 🙂
These lovely ladies are the very definition of brilliance!
She’s a little bit country…and he’s a little bit rock’n’roll?
Can we get an “awwww” for this cute smooch? 😀
Watch out for these crafty ladies!
Thank you to all those who came out this year and we look forward to seeing more of your supportive faces — party-hats and all — through our various events this new year!
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Up north, they were celebrating a warm Thanksgiving…
But down here, we at Clare Woods Academy were the recipients of the generous efforts of the Women in Business committee’s dedication in raising over $2000 for our students and their bright futures.
The event was held on October 13th by the Women in Business, part of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream.
Needless to say, the event was a wonderful success and a mark of the collaboration between thriving institutions like Clare Woods and the community at large.
After all, it takes a village to raise a child and this weekend truly saw our female leaders step up to nurture the gifted children in their community.
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On Wednesday, July 20, Reese Peck, President of the BLC Board of Directors, accepted an award on behalf of John Utterback, our Executive Director. This annual award is presented by Daily Herald/Business Ledger, a publication covering the six collar counties. John was one of nine (9) recipients of the “CFO of the Year – 2016” in the category of ‘Not-for-Profit Organizations’ . Congratulations to John! Look for coverage of this event in the August 22nd edition of the Daily Herald’s Business Ledger.
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Clare Woods Director of Development Mike Gresk with Foster.
Wheaton Chamber of Commerce’s Women-in Business committee fundraising for Clare Woods Academy.
Wheaton Chamber of Commerce’s Women-in Business committee fundraising for Clare Woods Academy
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Did you happen to catch the 10:00pm news last night? The broadcast included a story on the new US currency featuring Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. The actress portraying Harriet Tubman is Pam Welcome. Pam is a faculty member at Clare Woods Academy.
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Clare Woods Academy was recently honored with the “Edwin Deicke Not for Profit Community Service Award” for 2016. In the spirit of Edwin Deicke, businessman and philanthropist, this award recognizes local, non-profit, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce members who exemplify excellence in the betterment of our community by providing social services.
The award is a testimony to the excellence of our entire staff in providing services each day.
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Food Bank Volunteers: The staff at Clare Woods Academy provided a dozen volunteers for a recent ‘Mobile Food Packing ‘. Sponsored by the Wheaton Noon Rotary, the event took place on the campus of First Baptist Church. Over 100 people were able to select from fresh produce, meats, milk and breads. “This is a wonderful opportunity for Clare Woods Academy to serve our neighbors,” stated John Utterback, Principal of Clare Woods. “We are thankful to be part of this great effort sponsored by the Rotary Club and the No. Illinois Food Bank.”
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