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Thank you to our sponsors, donors and golfers for joining us at the 28th Annual LightSource Unlimited Golf Golf Classic on Monday June 11th at Royal Melbourne Country Club. Thanks to their generosity, together we raised nearly $80,000 to support summer programs and services helping some of our community’s most vulnerable kids.
The funds raised through the Golf Classic make a difference in the lives of young people and their families. OMNI gives kids in crisis the support and guidance they need to turn their lives around, make better decisions and deal more positively with the challenges they face. With programs like counseling, crisis intervention and child abuse treatment and prevention, OMNI helps kids become responsible, caring and engaged community members like you.
Save the Date for next year’s event! June 10, 2019 at Royal Melbourne!
Thank you to our Sponsors!
ACCESS Medical, LLC
Half Day Brewing
Kolbi Pipe Marker Co.
Kloepfer Insurance Services, Inc.
Silver Camp Sponsors
Ekenberg & Ekenberg
Jim and Angie Perkins
Rosenthal Brothers, Inc.
Steve and Jodi Lopata
Sandra Howell and Family
OMNI’s 45th Anniversary Celebration
a Sparkling Success!
Over 150 new and longtime friends joined us to celebrate OMNI’s impact over the past 45 years and look to the future as we prepare to continue helping kids and families in the next 45 years. Guests enjoyed games, food, libations, dancing and inspiring messages from OMNI’s leadership and former clients. Special thanks to event Chairs Diana Ferrara and Cheryl Hofmann who provided outstanding leadership and helped the event raise over $55,000! These funds will help OMNI as we move forward and expand our services with our new facility in Wheeling.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
70’s Founding Sponsors
90’s Supporting Sponsor
Y2K Associate Sponsors
David Weidenfeld and Family
Nigel and Julie Blakeway
Jay and Trudi Krames
Jim and Jen Sturgeon
Dr. David Ventrelle
Everyone Wins at OMNI’s Day at the Races!
OMNI Board of Directors, Board of Ambassadors and guests enjoyed a beautiful day at Arlington Park Racetrack on Derby Day! Thanks to sponsors and longtime Board of Ambassadors Cheryl and John Hofmann, this event helped raise funds as well as allow donors and friends to make stronger connections to each other and OMNI. The highlight of the day was when Maggie, a dynamic young woman and OMNI client, spoke about her experience and the impact OMNI has made on her life. “Everywhere else I went for help treated me like a problem or a nuisance. At OMNI, they treated me like a kid WITH a problem. They respected me and I can’t thank them enough.”
Another Successful OMNI Golf Classic Thanks to our Sponsors and Guests!
On June 12, 2o17, over 130 golfers, sponsors, Chicago Bear Legends and volunteers enjoyed a steamy day of golf, food, fun and fundraising! The event raised over $130,000 and will help kids and families overcome challenges and reach success. Special thanks to Doug Hugdahl, CEO of our title sponsor LightSource Unlimited, for his leadership and support!
Save the date today for next year’s event to be held on June 11, 2018 at
Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove!
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!
Gold Camp Sponsors
Fidelity Life Association
Kloepfer Insurance Services
Selden Fox, LTD
Wells Fargo Private Bank
The 2015 LightSource Unlimited OMNI Golf Classic Was a Success!
Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters of the 25th Annual LightSource Unlimited Golf Classic held on June 8th, 2015! The event raised more money then EVER before in its history, raising nearly $90,000 to send nearly 180 kids to OMNI camps and experiential activities over the next year.
Special thanks to the following sponsors:
The Propp Family
Camper Sponsors (Gold)
Arcelor Mittal USA
Copper Fiddle Distillery
EMESCO Marine Services Corp.
Andy Greenawalt, OMNI Board President
KOLBI Pipe Marker Co.
Loquacious Culinary Events and Rotary One Chicago
Resnick Auto Group
Rosenthal Brothers Insurance
Seldon Fox Ltd.
Steinberg Advisors, Ltd.
Camper Sponsors (Silver)
S&L Steel Transport
Mayster & Chaimson, Ltd.
United Steel Group
Contact Chrissy at 847.353.1606 or email@example.com for more information or to get involved in the planning of our 2016 event!
Public-private partnerships can transform communities and change lives. The partnership between The Allstate Foundation and OMNI Youth Services is an example of how two organizations can come together to deliver sustainable change. For nearly 30 years Allstate has supported OMNI’s mission of partnering with parents and the community to develop responsible youth and strengthen families.
“Allstate is committed to the safety and wellbeing of future generations and our support of OMNI helps to ensure that all youth have the opportunity to overcome challenges, walk down the aisle at graduation, learn valuable skills, stay safe and enjoy life’s greatest successes,”said Shayna Schulz, vice president at Allstate. “We partner with OMNI because they have a staff dedicated to getting superior results and helping change the life-trajectory of local teens.”
Over the years, support from corporations such as Allstate has been instrumental in filling unmet community needs in essential services,” said Jay Meyer, executive director of OMNI Youth Services. “In the face of challenging economic times, this funding enables us to provide high quality, life changing counseling and support services customized for each young person we serve. Together, OMNI and Allstate have positively affected more than 46,000 teen lives.”
Contributing to OMNI’s success with young people is its Journey Wilderness Therapy Program which enriches the counseling experience by actively involving the teen in action, treatment and reflection. Of those participating in OMNI experiential programing last year, 92% of teens achieved 80% of their treatment goals, an 85% improvement over state-wide averages for completion rates. Additionally, 79% decreased or ceased their substance use altogether, a 126% improvement over state-wide averages for decreasing/eliminating usage.
Visit the OMNI website www.omniyouth.org to hear testimony from actual clients.
About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit www.AllstateFoundation.org.
OMNI Youth Services Wins National Award for Being a Healthy Place to Work! Last October, the Illinois Psychological Association (IPA) named OMNI as the recipient of the 2006 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award (PHWA) for the state of Illinois. The PHWA is designed to recognize organizations that make a commitment to programs and policies fostering employee health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance and productivity.