When Christine Glatz, president of Glatz Management Services, was asked to become a Partners in the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Foundation for Educational Excellence, her positive response was immediate and without reservation.
“I view the Lincoln-Way Foundation as a strategic partner to Lincoln-Way High School District 210. Everything the Foundation does is in support of our mission to improve student achievement,” explained Glatz.
Glatz, a local business owner and parent of a Lincoln-Way graduate, also served as an elected school board member for 20 years.
Glatz Management Services, based in Mokena, has enjoyed 24 years of business success in the community.
Glatz employs a staff of 12 who provide professional association management services to a wide variety of non-profit organizations. They help grow organizational membership, plan meetings and events, provide financial management, assist with strategic planning as well as board oversight. They work with an extensive network of industries, including interior design, commercial real estate, farming, sales and marketing, finance and legal organizations.
“Our corporate philosophy includes charitable giving. As a group, we identify organizations that make a difference in our community and agree to a plan of support. We’ve participated in fundraising efforts for the local food pantry, PAWS, and the Crisis Center for South Suburbia to name just a few. Next up, we are planning to provide a team for Relay for Life," Glatz said.
Though for Glatz, support of Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Foundation is closest to her heart. “Everyone who works here feels a sense of gratitude for our Lincoln-Way high schools,” said Glatz. “Supporting the Lincoln-Way Foundation is the most direct way to make a difference to students and families in this community.”
Since its inception in 1994, the Foundation has donated nearly $3.5 million to fund classroom grants and student scholarships. According to its most recent audit, the Foundation donates 95 percent of all money raised.To learn more about the Foundation, or the Partner Program, please contact Linda Lopez at the Foundation Office, 815-462-2976.