Partnering with a Local Family Foundation to Serve Our Communities
Established in 1995, the Foglia Family Foundation is a private Chicago-area foundation that supports local nonprofit organizations across the areas of education, support for those less fortunate, mental health care, and more.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is proud to be a longtime partner of the foundation and even more so to be a longtime friend of the Foglia family.
As you’ve probably guessed, the Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich, Illinois, is the namesake of Vince, his wife Pat, and the rest of the Foglia family. But did you know that the Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake is also a nod to Vince’s successful career in the healthcare industry? It’s true! Vince’s medical-supply business, Sage Products, empowered the family to start the Foundation, which provides significant philanthropic support to a number of organizations each year.
The ongoing support of the Foglia Family Foundation to the Y includes not only annual gifts that support enrichment and programming at the Foglia and Sage YMCAs and YMCA Camp Duncan, but Vince, his son Vinnie, and his daughter-in-law Cheryl also dedicate their time, talent, and expertise to lift up the work of the Y.
In a recent interview, Vince summed up his and the Foundation’s philosophy toward philanthropy and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.
“The need for community is stronger than it was before the pandemic,” said Vince. “Being isolated is not very good. People need people! When [the Y] comes into an area, it changes the community — the youth in the community and all the people. There’s something for everyone [at the Y], and it’s affordable. And if you can’t afford it, we’ll figure out a way to get you in here!”
With the support, friendship, and partnership of the Foglia family, the Foglia Family Foundation, and other dedicated civic leaders like them, there is no question that we can work together to continue to empower the communities we serve.