SKF has worked with the family of Mike McGrath to establish the Michael McGrath Sr. Memorial Fund as a meaningful way to honor his legacy. Mike passed away suddenly in October.
The fund benefits the Community Crisis Center in Elgin, Ill., where Mike was a long-time supporter and frequent volunteer. The Community Crisis Center in Elgin aids Chicago area individuals and families that need it most – those that are victims of domestic violence and abuse, sexual assault, or financial difficulties that have led to homelessness and despair.
“Mike visited the crisis center on a number of occasions to interact with those who just needed a friend to talk to,” says Kenyatta Matlock, a long-time center volunteer and manager at SKF. “Mike would often cook dinner for the residents and made an effort to talk to each woman and child to offer words of encouragement during some of the toughest times.”
The Center provides a safe haven for many women and children in need, but sadly it cannot accommodate all those seeking help. The Michael McGrath Sr. Memorial Fund will help provide housing and day care assistance for those in need and may support the purchase of an additional multi-unit residence in the Elgin area.
Contributions can be made on-line through the Chicago Community Trust (CCT), a non-profit organization providing fund administration. Go to the CCT website: http://www.cct.org and click “Give” at the top of the page, then “Give online” on the left menu bar and then follow down the list to click on the “Michael McGrath, Sr. Memorial Fund” (or click the fund name link to go directly there). A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of any donation that is made to the fund.
This is a designated trust fund and qualified 501(c)(3) that may be considered a charitable deduction for U.S. income tax purposes. The fund advisors include Dave Lewandowski ([email protected]), 224-535-2725 from SKF as well as Mike’s daughter Jenna.
For more information, contact Katie Noga at 800-323-8024 x4471 or
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