EVENTS

2019 Annual Charity Gala

In the tradition of the "Greatest Show on Earth", the 131st Annual Charity Gala was the "Greatest Gala".  Held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Elgin Country Club, it was a speculator event.  Tentlike decorations made you feel you were under the Big Top.  It was a great triumph, raising $66,000 to help with projects fulfilling our mission of feeding children.  

A special photographic presentation by Linda O'Connor, Ann Warner and Kacey Rupczynski highlighted the many ways the Fideliter Club has utilized your generous donations to help feed children.  Carri Laird and Kim Hively, co-chairs of the gala ,created a "Big Top" event that rivaled Barnum and Bailey in delivering excitement and was enjoyed by all. 

 

Thanks to all our sponsors and friends for their generosity and support:

Ronald Friedman, Rupczynski and Warner Families, Anchor Pool and Spa, Donald and Mary Brozny, Laird Funeral Home, Carolyn and Manny Likou, Gary and Jan McGrath, Bonnie and Brian Pritchard, Vertical Lighting & Controls, Britta and Phil Battin, CFI Design Management, Debbie and Jim Donahugh, EFS Foundation, Elgin State Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Michele and Dan Henn, Kim and Kristian Hively, Dr. Bill and Mary Holevas, Meredith S. Hudgens, Kay and Brent Loeloff,  Patricia and Don Laird, Mary Jane Maniscalli, MJM Consulting, Premier Living Properties, Rieke Office Interiors, Shales McNutt Construction, Symmetry Group, Ann and Mark Warner, W.R. Meadows, Colligan Colligan, Elgin Knit Works, Hopp Accounting Service, Howard Custom Transfers, Carri and Robb Laird, McCuller Wealth Management, Gina and Tom McCartney, Pat and George Riddiford,  Elizabeth and Bruce Stark, Mary and Kenneth Sullivan, Dr. Walter Alm, Elgin Industries, Dennis and Rita Flynn, Linda and Chuck Gruber, Julia and Ron Henderson, Barb and Tim Jones, Coral Reinert, Smile Doctors - Hurley and Volk Orthodontics, Judge F. Keith Brown, Crum Halstead, Dolce Salon - Tracey Shaw, Judy Emmert, Integrated Print and Graphics, Jeff's Cleaning Service, Julie and Bill Lichtenberg, Cathy and Art Malm,  Sue and Tom Rakow, Linda Sargent, Patricia and Jeff Grosser and Cindy and Fred Vogelsburg. 

2019 Summer Social

The 2019 Summer Social was held at the Elgin Country Club on July 10, 2019.  The event welcomed our new and potential members and honored our Life, Emeritus and Associate members.

It was a perfect summer evening enjoyed by all.

2018 Dreaming of the Holidays

In 2018, we sponsored our first “Children's Fashion Show and Brunch”, Co-Chaired by Keli Nitschke and Gini Shahzada.  Held on Sunday, November 11th at the Elgin Country Club, it was a wonderful success enjoyed by old and young alike.  The event featured children and grandchildren of Fideliter members modeling children and teen styles from Janie and Jack, Matilda Jane and Swish Avenue, storytime from Mrs. Claus (Fideliter Ann Warner) and Dancers from The Fox Valley Nutcracker.   Everyone had a great time.   With the funds raised from the event we funded the Summer "Project Produce" program for the Boys and Girls Club!

2018 Annual Charity Gala

 

A new tradition continues with grand success.  The 130th Annual Charity Gala was held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the St. Charles Country Club in St. Charles. Fideliter Club.   The theme of the event "Making Magic Happen for 130 Years" was a great success, raising over $50,000 to help with projects fulfilling our mission of feeding children.  

 

Entertainment included Juan Carlos Martinez, a rising young magician and the Boys and Girls Club singers.  Members and guests celebrated the club’s continued and successful philanthropic efforts of “Feeding Children” in the community.  Bonnie Henn-Pritchard, Gala Chair, and the members of the 2018 Gala Committee:  Judy Hanlon, Linda O’Connor, Keli Nitschke, Betty Brown, Carri Laird, Jan McGrath, and Jennifer Colby created a magical evening that was enjoyed by all. 

 

Thanks to all our sponsors and friends for their generosity and support:

Ronald Friedman, Laird Funeral Home, Donald and Mary Brozny, Gary and Jan McGrath, Bonnie and Brian Pritchard, Anchor Pool and Spa, Britta and Phil Battin, CFI Design Management, Debbie and Jim Donahugh, EFS Foundation, Elgin State Bank, Meredith S. Hudgens, Jeff's Cleaning Service, Patricia and Don Laird, MJM Consulting, Barrett and Darlene O'Connor, Premier Living Properties, Rieke Office Interiors, Shales McNutt Construction, Symmetry Group, Ann and Mark Warner, W.R. Meadows, Nick Esposito, James Mason, McCuller Wealth Management, Pat and George Riddiford, Dr. Walter Alm, Charles Miller Builders, Crum Halstead, Elgin Industries, First Equity Group , Dennis and Rita Flynn, Hope Accounting Service, Elizabeth and Bruce Stark, Coral Reinert, Hurley and Volk Orthodontics,  Britian's Oil Express, Judge F. Keith Brown, Car-Mon Products, Ruth and Dennis Dunton, Judy Emmert, Andrew Hudgens, Integrated Print and Graphics, Brent Kaiser, Julie and Bill Lichtenberg, Debra and Daniel Thomas, Toppel Plumbing, Joy Agerter, Eye Appeal, Cathy and Art Malm and Robin Wyatt. 

 

2018 Summer Social

The 2018 Summer Social was held at the Elgin Country Club on July 11, 2018.  The event welcomed our new and potential members and honored our Life, Emeritus and Associate members.

It was a perfect summer evening enjoyed by all.

2017 Annual Charity Gala

The 129th Annual Charity Gala was held on Saturday, August 26th at the Royal Fox Country Club in St. Charles, Illinois.  The Fideliter Club's Black and While Gala was a magical evening of friendship, dancing, dining and helping children.  Kay Loeloff, Gala Chair, and her wonderful team did a beautiful job creating a mid century modern atmosphere

This headliner was Riley Elmore - a top 20 finalist on "The Voice". He was amazing and added a special note to the evening.  We raised over $40,000 toward our mission of helping to feed children.  Thanks to all of our friends and sponsors for their generosity and support.  

Special thanks to our generous sponsors:  Etho's Ltd., Ronald Friedman, Gary and Jan McGrath, Donald and Mary Brozny, Crum Halstead Agency Inc., Anchor Spa and Pool, Crowe Horwath LLP, James and Debra Donahugh, EFS Foundation, Laird Funeral Home PC, Patricia P. Laird and Family, Symmetry Remodeling - Kerry O'Connor and Steve Vincent, WR Meadows, Marlene Ahrens, Chumney & Associates, Jon Nickelsen M.D., William Holevas D.D.S., Judy Emmert, Charles and Linda Gruber, Integrated Print & Graphics, INC., Coral Reinert, Kenneth and Sullivan, Bonnie and Brian Pritchard, Wintrust Financial Corp., CFI Design Management, Advanced Auto Detail, Shales McNutt, LLC, Bobbi jo and Stephen Pittman, Hurley and Volk, Brent and Kay Loeloff, Mark and Ann Warner, Dennis and Rita Flynn, James Mason, James Vandersteeg, Dennis and Ruth Dunton, Barrett and Darlene O'Connor, MJM Consulting, Judge F. Keith Brown and Karl and Steph McCulley, St. Mary's National Honor Society.

2017 Summer Social

The 2017 Summer Social was held at the Elgin Country Club on July 19, 2017.  The event welcomed our new and potential members and honored our Life, Emeritus and Associate members.

It was a perfect summer evening enjoyed by all.

2016 Annual Charity Gala

 

The 128th Charity Gala "Dancing Under the Stars" was held on Friday August 26th at the Royal Fox Country Club in St. Charles.  It was an elegant evening of dancing, dining and enjoying friends.  Most importantly, it was a successful event to help feed children in our area, raising over $57,000.

 

Attendees enjoyed a performance by the Boys and Girls Club Glee Club who with the Fideliter's sang the Fideliter version of "We Need a Little Help from our Friends".   Jan McGrath and Patti Esposito, the Gala Chair's, did a beautiful job and we thank them for their hard work and dedication to our cause. 

 

Special thanks to our generous sponsors:  Etho's Ltd., Ronald Friedman, Gary and Jan McGrath, Donald and Mary Brozny, Cadillac of Naperville- Frank Lascaris, Comerica Bank, Crum Halstead Agency Inc., Todd Hewell M.D. and Lauren Fischer Hewell M.D., Anchor Spa and Pool, Auto Body and Glass, Perry and Maggie Bridges, Broadmoor Agency Inc., Crowe Horwath LLP, Custom Facilities- Brent Wampler, James and Debra Donahugh, EFS Foundation, Laird Funeral Home PC, The Learning Tree Child Care Center, PDV Detail, Patricia P. Laird and Family, Rex Electric - Joe Sergi, Symmetry Remodeling - Kerry O'Connor and Steve Vincent, WR Meadows, A & J Products, Marlene Ahrens, Scott and Pamela Budd, Roger and Donna Burnidge, Chumney & Associates, Enterprise Oil Company, Hopkins Ford of Elgin, McCuller Financial Group, Jon Nickelsen M.D., O'Connor Family Trust, William Holevas D.D.S., Zoom Advertising, Steven Aguirre - Wurth USA, Stephen and Susan Bonk, Jennifer Bosak, Colleen Colligan, Judy Emmert, Carol Graeff, Charles and Linda Gruber, Integrated Print & Graphics, INC., Coral Reinert, George and Pat Riddeford, Linda Sargent, Kenneth Sullivan, M.D., Daniel and Debra Thomas and Gloria Verbic.

 

2016 Summer Social

 

The 2016 Summer Social was held at the Elgin Country Club on July 20, 2016.  The event welcomed our new and potential members and honored our Life, Emeritus and Associate members.

It was a perfect summer evening enjoyed by all.

2015 Annual Charity Ball

The 127th Annual Charity Ball was held on Saturday, November 14 at the Elgin Country Club.  The theme was a Masquerade Ball and lived up to its promises, providing a beautiful and fun evening for all.  

 

The Ball was a wonderful opportunity to begin the holiday season with joy, happiness and generosity in support of our mission to feed children in the Greater Elgin and Fox Valley Area.  

 

Special thanks to our generous sponsors:  WR Meadows, Pat Laird, Symmetry, Morrissy Survey, Tim and Jennifer Colby and The Learning Tree Child Care Center.

 

 

2015 Summer Social

 

The 2015 Summer Social was held at the Elgin Country Club on Wednesday, July 28, 2015.  The focus of the event was to honor our Life, Emeritus and Associate members and welcome new and potential members. 

 

It was a beautiful evening and a good time was had by all.

 

 

 

 

 

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P.O. Box 5442, Elgin, IL  60121

Fideliters@gmail.com

We take pride in being an exempt organization as outlined in the section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Our tax exempt number is 36-4053030.

Fideliter Club - Feeding Children