Community Reinvestment

Community Reinvestment

Beth Ralston
Community Reinvestment Chair

Tricia Trester
Community Reinvestment Co-Chair


To invest members' talents, resources and action in impactful local community initiatives. To activate social responsibility as an enriching opportunity to build relationships while serving those in need. To strategically align our engagement with non-profit organizations that not only support the diverse communities of Chicago but strive to inspire.

Main Objectives
  • Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s • 5 Meals from The Heart Catered Lunches
  • Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s • Culinary Hearts Volunteer Event
  • Sue Duncan Children’s Center • Technology Drive
  • Sue Duncan Children’s Center • Coat Drive
  • Friends of the Chicago River • Canoe and Clean
Need to Know
Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s

“We believe when a child is sick, a family is sick.”

Our Mission - We exist so families can get better together.

Our Vision - We envision a world where all families can heal together.

Our Values - We put the needs of children and families first. We collaborate with community partners. We honor our heritage and founders. We operate with accountability and transparency. We invest in the growth and development of our people.

Sue Duncan Children’s Center Mission Statement

“Founded in 1961, the mission of the Sue Duncan Children’s Center is To enrich the lives of youth of all ages by nurturing their academic, athletic, and artistic growth. The Center builds a safe, supportive community that strengthens families and motivates children to succeed. We are a year-round academic and social adjustment program that inspires a love of learning in at-risk youth through tutoring, mentoring, enrichment activities, and developing lasting relationships.”

Friends of the Chicago river
"Friends is the only organization solely dedicated to the Chicago River system."

The mission of Friends of the Chicago River is to improve and protect the Chicago River system for people, plants, and animals.

Our vision is making the Chicago River one of the world's greatest metropolitan rivers.

Interested in joining our Committee? 
Please reach out to Lindsay Martinez, Chapter Administrator, or 815-464-0105.