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JA Dupage county DIVISION

During the 2018-2019 School Year, JA DuPage Volunteers empowered and inspired over 81,000 students in 4,100 classrooms!  We are so grateful and proud of our enthusiastic JA volunteers who shared their time and talents with the students and we look forward to more success going into next school year!  Please contact Bill Werner to learn more about JA in the western suburbs or to get involved.


Beth Amado- BP
Brendan Aubin- DeVry University
Steve Basham- UPS
Lynette Briggs- TCF National Bank
Adam Cibulka- DuPage High School District 88
Mike Cozzi-  HAVI Global Solutions
David Cunningham III- AAR Corp.
Barry Dauber- Zip-Pack- An ITW Company
John Dvorak- Gerald Auto Group
Olivia Evans- Nokia
Jason Fues-Nalco, an Ecolab Company
Brian Giovanini- Indian Prairie School District 204
Stacie Graham- Liberty Mutual Insurance
Mark Grippando- Capgemini
David Hill- Community Consolidated School District 93
John Hopp- The Hartford Insurance Company
Bill Kapraun- Fellowes
John Langton- Addison School District #44
Sallie Lupescu- Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc.
James Mensching- Itasca Bank & Trust Company
Drew Mitchell: Holladay Properties
Thomas Paleka- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Stephen Pickett- BMO Harris
Ralph Pucek- Crowe
Charlie Russ- Hunken Financial
Elizabeth Sheaffer- ITW Hi-Cone
Laura Slagter- Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services
Tom Stanton- Cornelious Inc.
Amanda Stubenrauch- Dover
Jonathan Twitty- State Farm Insurance Agency
Andrew Walkowicz- The RDI Group


DuPage County Staff

Derek Ernst — VP of Suburban Operations
708-456-1400 x 259
Bill Werner — Associate Director, DuPage County

Special Events

JA Chicago- DuPage Board of Directors 13th Annual Fundraiser

JA Chicago- DuPage Board of Directors 13th Annual Fundraiser

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Where: Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Drive, Woodridge IL 60517
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM

For questions please contact Danielle Costello at dcostello@jachicago.org or 630-420-5184.

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