Foglia Taste of the Y
Oct 12, 2023 - Foglia YMCA

Celebrating the Y Spirit at Foglia Y’s Taste of the YMCA

The Foglia YMCA community had an amazing time last month at our Taste of the YMCA fall fundraiser, hosted and sponsored by the Foglia Family Foundation!  

We enjoyed the foods and refreshments local to our Chicagoland YMCAs and heard remarks from YMCA leaders — Vicki Pesch, Foglia YMCA Advisory Board Chair; Dorri McWhorter, President & CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago; and Vince Foglia, Foglia YMCA Advisory Board Member and Founder of the Foglia Family Foundation.  

Not only did we have a wonderful evening of celebration and connection, but we also raised more than $136,000 for the Foglia YMCA Scholarship Fund. Thanks to our dedicated supporters and partners, the Foglia Y can continue our mission of connecting all people to their purpose, potential, and each other by providing equitable access to Y programming.  

“I am amazed by the unwavering and generous support of the communities we serve at the Foglia YMCA,” said Kimberly Bless, Executive Director, Foglia YMCA. “Our fundraising event was a true example of how the Y community comes together to support an impact-driven organization that works to do so much good for so many people. I am honored to be a part of the YMCA team and carry on the mission of the Foglia Y.” 
At the Foglia Y, we know that community means the world. It’s the friendly faces greeting us at the door; the shared encouragement and motivation; the root of lifelong memories; the support that fosters growth and wellbeing; and so much more. 

Discover what community means to the Foglia Y and how we’re working to strengthen the greater Lake Zurich area by watching our Impact Video

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Foglia Family Foundation 

Summer Camp Scholarship Sponsors 

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Leopardo  

Daniel & JoAnn Murphy 

VickiLynn & Michael Pesch  


After School Care Scholarship Sponsors

The Beaubien Family 

Paul & Kathy Liska 

Motor Werks Auto Group 

Joseph & Wendy O’Brien 

Warren & Diane Van Der Voort   


Membership Scholarship Sponsors 

Blaine & Elaine Bontempo 

Peg Shulha    


Swimming Lesson Scholarship Sponsors  

Christie & Matt Baines  

Tami Carrillo and Neil Morrow 

Alan & Joanne Dalessandro  

Gil & Paula Fonger 

Jim and Margaret Furlong 

John & Sue Gainer  

Andrew & Madeline Kelleher - Kelleher & Holland LLC 

Ray & Brenda Massucci  

Cindy & Bob Mayo  

Matt and Lindsey Murphy 

Diane and Douglas Myers 

Kimberly & Dean Nagy 

Richard & Barbara Newman  

The Sorenson Family  

Paul & Nancy Tamraz  

John & Sharon Tolomei 

Chidebelu, Tosi, Zina and Yadi Ufodike / Kiddie Academy of Hawthorn Woods 

Bill & Amoret Wilkens   


YMCA Community Sponsors

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital 

Doug & Cissy Balut 

David Bear & Nicole Buchanan 

Jane DeBaun 

Tim & Gia Hughes 

Mary & Jerry Leitner 

Felise & Scott Lenger  

Leah and Daniel Light 

Don & Cindy Malin  

Dennis & Kathleen Strand