Nominate Someone today for Volunteer of the Year!
The 26th Annual Volunteer of the Year Luncheon recognizes adults, young people and organizations who, through volunteer efforts, help to make Schaumburg a better place. There are three nominating categories:
Help us recognize our volunteers - make a nomination! Nominations must be submitted by April 1, 2013.
Volunteer of the Year Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:30am
Youth Volunteer (jr. high or high school age)
Chandler's Chop House
401 N. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL
Welcoming Remarks: Village President Al Larson
Keynote Speaker: Erin Merryn
Erin Merryn is author of Stolen Innocence and Living for Today; both are memoirs about incest and rape. Erin earned her Master’s degree in social work from Aurora University in May 2009. In 2004, during her senior year of high school, Erin began a crusade to end the silence and shame around sexual abuse. She puts a bright light and outspoken voice on the silent epidemic traveling the country; she gives inspirational and motivational speeches to thousands. Erin has made numerous media appearances including Katie Couric, Oprah, CNN, Good Morning America, Montel Williams, and Jane Velez Mitchell, among others. She has appeared in Time Magazine, London Times, Glamour Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune, among others. She was named GLAMOUR magazine woman of the year for 2012. Erin was the driving force behind Erin's Law. Passed in January, 2013, Erin's Law requires sexual abuse awareness programs in Illinois' schools. Erin’s mission is to shatter the silence and stigma around sexual abuse and to educate and empower children to speak up about abuse. She will continue working nationwide to see that similar legislation is passed in all 50 states.
For more information, email the Schaumburg Special Events Coordinator or call 847.923.3605.