Rosecrance Foundation wins ‘AT&T Investing in Illinois Award’

Rosecrance Award
Jaclyn Kator, director AT&T external affairs (left) and Illinois State Sen. Dave Syverson (right) present a check for $1,000 to Lynne Vass, Senior Vice President of Development for the Rosecrance Foundation on Thursday, Dec. 13.

AT&T Illinois announced Thursday Rosecrance Foundation is the winner of an “AT&T Investing in Illinois Award.”The AT&T Investing in Illinois Awards provide resources and recognition to organizations and programs that are improving lives in their communities and the state by advancing education, economic growth, new technologies and other essential community services.“It is rewarding to have the work we do every day recognized by AT&T.   We are driven by our mission to serve the community, and this award certainly reminds us that the work we do is important to others and appreciated by the local community,” said Lynne Vass, Senior Vice President of Development of Rosecrance Foundation.  “We also wish to thank Sen. Dave Syverson for supporting this award.”Asked why he selected Rosecrance to receive the AT&T Investing in Illinois Award, Illinois State Sen. Syverson said “Rosecrance is considered one of the top programs of its kind in the state of Illinois . At the state level, we look to Rosecrance in terms of best practices and it is an easy organization to support.”

By winning an “AT&T Investing in Illinois Award,” Rosecrance Foundation receives public recognition and a contribution of $1,000 from AT&T to be used to expand the music program, which is an integral part of promoting positive energy during the treatment process.

“As our nation moves to an Internet-based network, AT&T is delivering wired and wireless broadband solutions for consumers and businesses.  We are also committed to giving back as AT&T Illinois has a proud history of making corporate contributions to Illinois non-profit groups and programs that are making a difference locally.   Today, our company recognizes Rosecrance Foundation for improving the quality of life for local residents and strengthening the fabric of our state,” said Jaclyn Kator, Director AT&T External Affairs.

“We are fortunate that very committed and caring groups are working to improve the quality of life for many residents in Northern Illinois,” said Syverson.  “Rosecrance Foundation does tremendous work, and I was pleased to make this nomination to recognize all they do.”

The Rosecrance Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to ensure excellence in the treatment of those who struggle with substance abuse and mental health issues. All philanthropic giving directly supports the mission of Rosecrance. Gifts help fund adolescent and adult programs and services, maternal/child programs, adolescent and adult recovery homes, the Kinley Charity Care Fund, the Rosecrance endowment funds and capital needs. For more information or to make a donation to the Foundation, click here.