Press Release Media Contacts: T.J. Hicks, Director of Integrated Brand Marketing [email protected]; (630) 637-8000 ext. 6050 or Brianne Bromberek, Marketing Manager [email protected]; (630) 637-8000 ext. 2600 For Immediate Release: April 21, 2014 DuPage Children’s Museum Launches Next Gen Board Members will work to strengthen organization’s foundation and future (Naperville, IL) – DuPage Children's Museum has formed the Next Gen (next generation) Board with the goal of strengthening the leadership core and broadening support for the Museum. New for 2014, the Next Gen Board is comprised of young professionals and community leaders who believe in the Museum's mission to stimulate curiosity, creativity, thinking, and problem solving in young children through self-directed, open-ended experiences. The board is responsible for increasing community involvement through both family- and adultfocused events, while supporting the Museum's fundraising efforts. With 35 active members and their families, the Next Gen Board plays an important leadership role in the future success of the Museum, while offering a fun and rewarding opportunity to meet new families in the local community. The Board's inaugural "Back for the Future" event will take place on Friday, June 20, 2014 at DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville. Please join the Next Gen Board and fellow Museum supporters from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. for a fun adults’ night out with 80's music and trivia. Awardwinning journalist and broadcaster, Dolly McCarthy will serve as Honorary Chair for the event. Dolly is an anchor for the Tribune Company’s CLTV News and also hosts the popular Internet Radio Show, The Dolly McCarthy Show. Additional information and online ticket sales are available at http://dupagechildrens.org/nextgen/. The Next Gen Board is accepting new members through the end of 2014. Requirements for membership include participation on at least one planning committee, along with attending board meetings. The board meets once a month during the six-month event-planning season and quarterly thereafter. For more information on the Next Gen Board, including how to join or help out, visit http://dupagechildrens.org/nextgen or contact DCM Special Events Coordinator Julie O’Keefe at 630-637-8000 ext. 3190 or [email protected] The founding board members of DuPage Children’s Museum’s Next Gen Board include: Brian Baier; Ellena Boddie MD, Associates of Inpatient Management; Christina Brady, Community Volunteer; Scott Brodrick, Manager, Price Waterhouse Cooper LLP; Ryan Burgette ENT, Surgeon, Naperville Medical Group; John Burton, President, Echo Design Group; Brad Dalton, Vice President, Wheaton Bank & Trust; Jenel Damis, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, SunGard Brokerage & Securities Services LLC; Dana Davenport, Legal Counsel, Accenture LLP; Lisa Davis, Director of Corporate Development, Davis Capital; Rachel DiGovanni, Community Volunteer; Anne Dills, Owner, School of Rock (Naperville, Elmhurst, Hinsdale); Maggie Fahner, Community Volunteer; Eileen Mullin-Gasteier, National VP of Development, Davis Phinney Foundation; Andy Gripp, Senior Manager, Crowe Horwath LLP; Lynda Horton Denson, Sr. Internal Communications Specialist, EcoLab Inc.; Peter Jameson, CEO, Curvendar; Matt Kirch, Sales Director, TriZetto nd Corporation; Ryan Lubniewski, Manager, Crowe Horwath LLP; Mary Beth Luna, 2 Grade Teacher, Chicago Public Schools; Charley Margosian, Highlight Management Associates; Shane Mikula, CFO, Excel Displays & Packaging, Inc.; Rich Ochenkowski, DHJJ; Steve O’Connell, Vice President – Wealth Management, Northern Trust; Erica Okenzie-Phillips, Program Officer, McCormick Foundation; Natalie Perry, Partner, Ice Miller; Eric Pfanenstiel, Associate, Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck LLP; Christopher J. Pohlman, Managing Director, Investment Advisory, Mesirow Financial; Melissa Reinbold, CPA, Crowe Horwath LLP; Franklin Rivera, Financial Professional Associate, Prudential; Scott Selfridge, Manager, Crowe Horwath LLP; Fernanda Valentino, Community Volunteer (former Development Officer, UCLA School of Medicine); Oriana Van Someren, Community Volunteer; Lindsey Wagner, Aristocracy Group; Melinda Watson, Community Volunteer; Craig Ziegler, VP, Advertising Strategy and Partnerships, Legacy.com. About DuPage Children's Museum DuPage Children’s Museum is more than a Museum…we’re a force for early learning! Via interactive exhibits and programs that make learning fun for children and adults playing together, DuPage Children's Museum helps develop curiosity, creativity, thinking, and problem solving in young children. The Museum is located at 301 N. Washington Street in Naperville, Illinois, a quick walk from the Naperville Metra train station. Parking is free and the building is wheelchair accessible. For information about hours, Museum admission, and membership packages, visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org or call (630) 637-8000. ### Photo Caption: Several founding members of DuPage Children’s Museum Next Gen Board gathered for a photo following a recent event-planning meeting. Front Row (Left to Right): Matt Kirch, Maggie Fahner, Lisa Davis, Jenel Damis, Dana Davenport, Fernanda Valentino. Back Row (Left to Right): Craig Ziegler, John Burton, Eric Pfanenstiel, Peter Jameson, Anne Dills, Rachel DiGiovanni, Chris Pohlman, Brian Baier, Ryan Burgette, Ellena Boddie.
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