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Full Text of HR0961  99th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to congratulate Janice Bennett on the
4occasion of her retirement as President and CEO of YWCA Lake
5County; and
6    WHEREAS, Janice Bennett assumed leadership of YWCA Lake
7County in December of 2010; her accomplishments include
8launching numerous new programs and expanding existing
9programs to better serve the residents of Lake County,
10including: the Early Childhood Center at Redeemer Church for
113-5 year-old children; the Financial Literacy for Victims of
12Domestic Violence program; the Jumpstart Your Business/Plan
13for Profit Entrepreneurial program; the Veterans
14Transportation & Job Readiness program, a partnership with the
15Illinois Veterans Administration and the Captain James A.
16Lovell Federal Healthcare Center for Homeless Veterans;
17ExceleRate, a statewide quality rating and improvement systems
18program; and an expansion of the Women's Health program which
19now includes mandatory Breast Health Awareness sessions and a
20new database tracker for demographics and navigational
21services; and
22    WHEREAS, One of the key highlights during Janice Bennett's
23tenure was moving YWCA Lake County's physical office facilities



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1from Waukegan to a new, larger, and more centralized location
2in Gurnee and developing stronger relationships with civic and
3community leadership throughout the County; and
4    WHEREAS, Janice Bennett's career spans more than 25 years
5in philanthropy with private and community foundations,
6corporate charitable giving programs, and in marketing,
7communications, and finance; her career includes positions
8with The Chicago Community Trust responsible for a grant making
9portfolio that supported funding to women's organizations such
10as the Women in Trades, the Women's Business Development
11Center, and the Women's Self Employment Project; she also
12administered several programs housed at the Trust, including:
13the Community Service Fellowship Program, which identified
14individuals that demonstrated community service and leadership
15capabilities and awarded these community leaders with
16fellowship assistance to conduct research and study the best
17practices and programs around the world that could be used to
18improve the lives of families and communities throughout the
19region; and
20    WHEREAS, At the Michael Jordan Foundation, Janice Bennett
21worked directly with Michael Jordan, his family, and the
22governing board in charitable grantmaking that focused on
23education (K-16), children, and youth programs; and



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1    WHEREAS, Before entering the not-for-profit sector, Janice
2Bennett held positions as Vice-President in Corporate Strategy
3and Corporate Finance departments at Chase Bank (1st Chicago);
4a Senior Manager/Consultant at Accenture (Andersen
5Consulting); and Director of Corporate Communications for an
6east coast telecommunications company where she was
7responsible for corporate charitable giving; and
8    WHEREAS, Janice Bennett will be honored at a reception at
9the Gurnee office of the YWCA Lake County on January 28, 2016;
10therefore, be it
13congratulate Janice Bennett on her retirement as President and
14CEO of YWCA Lake County, and we wish her the best in all her
15future endeavors; and be it further
16    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
17presented to Janice Bennett as an expression of our esteem and