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Summer Social

FY20 Summer Social Flyer

ATTN: St. Leonard’s supporters – here’s an event just for you! Join us Saturday, August 10th at St. Leonard’s to celebrate our 65th anniversary. Fellowship with current and former residents, volunteers, staff, and board members. Enjoy food and beverages or a round of Corn Hole while reminiscing about your time spent at St. Leonard’s. Tours to both Grace House and Harvest Commons will be available. We’ll have a fun Kids Zone and a raffle for prizes! RSVP HERE!

 

The Latest!

Impact 100 Grant Award

We couldn’t be more honored and excited to be a 2018 Impact 100 Chicago Grant Award Winner! We had an incredible night presenting at the Grant Awards Celebration. Thanks to all of the St. Leonard’s family who came out and supported us at the event!

St. Leonard’s Updates

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“Each era in history is judged by how people were treated. A hundred years from now, is that how we want to be remembered as a society?” Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart spoke at St. Leonard’s on November 2, as the featured speaker for our Grace House Benefit Luncheon. Read the press release.  See the full video of his talk.

Curious about us? Watch “Portraits of Hope,” our latest video, featuring residents and staff of St. Leonard’s House and Grace House.

Summer 2017 Newsletter!

Enjoy our 2017 Summer Newsletter!

New Executive Director

Erwin Mayer was appointed Executive Director of St. Leonard’s Ministries on August 18, 2016. Previously, Mr. Mayer was a member of St. Leonard’s Ministries’ Board of Directors and had served as Acting Executive Director since May of 2016. As Acting Executive Director, “Erwin has exceeded the Board’s expectations in his leadership of the agency. The business and financial acumen he brings, as well as his passion for St. Leonard’s mission are true gifts”, said Board President Father David Jones. “We look forward to a bright future with Erwin leading our agency.”

“I am humbled and honored at having been chosen to lead St. Leonard’s Ministries,” Mayer said. “This agency has had more than 60 years of success in helping men and women rebuild their lives and reshape their futures. I look forward to helping the agency build upon its success.”

Leadership Change at St. Leonard’s Ministries

The Board and Staff of St. Leonard’s Ministries welcomes Erwin Mayer as our acting Executive Director. He began his work in this role on May 9th, 2016. Erwin brings to the agency the gifts of financial acumen as well as the management skills we need as the agency navigates these challenging times. He is passionate about the work of re-entry and committed to working with the board, staff and residents as we strengthen and deepen our work.

We are deeply grateful to Walter Boyd, who concluded his work at St. Leonard’s on May 6th, 2016, for the dedication and energy he has brought to the agency over the past three years as our Executive Director and we wish him well as he uses his considerable gifts in new endeavors.

David P. Jones
St. Leonard’s Board President