Advisory Council

Our advisory council is a volunteer group formed to provide support to our board and staff, providing leadership and assistance with fundraising, gathering advice on specific programs and projects.

Current Members:

Andrew Bergmann, Thrivent Financial

Tony Colantoni, SGC Consulting Group

Bob Dieckmann, St. Michaels United Church of Christ

Barbara Dieckmann, St. Michaels United Church of Christ

Rick Geiser, Village of Carol Stream Trustee/WGN Radio/Zanies Comedy Club

Sue Hallen, IBM

Miriam Iwrey, Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce

Barb Laimins, Civic Mentor Liaison/Retired High School Educator

Michael Mann, Pastor, St. Andrew UMC

Debbie Marsico, Consultant  

What is the commitment?

  • Advocate for/raise awareness of Neighborhood Food Pantries in the community with businesses, community and municipal groups, schools and potential individual donors
  • Provide sponsorship and/or identify donors and sponsors for events hosted by NFP, such as our annual 5K & HarvestFest dinner/auction
  • Drive participation in/attendance at NFP events
  • Attend quarterly meetings (in person or electronically)
  • Identify candidates for NFP Advisory Council, NFP Board of Directors and NFP Board Teams (Communication, Development or Program) 

Interested in getting involved?  Contact our Vice Chair, Jan Breyne, at jan.breyne@hotmail.com to learn more.



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