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Ms. Brenda Grusecki Schnede

Co-Chair

Family Service & Mental Health Center of Oak Park and River Forest

HQ Phone: (708) 383-7500

Family Service & Mental Health Center of Oak Park and River Forest

120 South Marion Street

Oak Park, Illinois 60302

United States

Company Description

Family Service has entered the final phase of its $1.2 million endowment campaign with a generous challenge grant from former River Forest residents Doris and Jay Christopher. By reaching the $1.1 million level in pledges and donations, Family Service wil ... more

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Employment History

Board Member
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

English Division
River Forest High School

Instructor and Supervisor of Student Teachers
Northwestern University

Board Director
Family Service & Mental Health Center of Oak Park and River Forest

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Board Member
Family Service & Mental Health Center of Oak Park and River Forest

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Thrive Counseling Center - 708-383-7500

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Oak Park resident Brenda Grusecki, retired chair of the English Division at Oak Park River Forest High School, will continue as vice chair of the board.


Thrive Counseling Center Honors Brenda Grusecki and Janice Pyrce with Rita Johnson Humanitarian Award | Thrive Counseling Center - 708-383-7500

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On May 1st Brenda Grusecki and Janice Pyrce were honored by Thrive Counseling Center (formally Family Service & Mental Health Center of Oak Park & River Forest) at the Rita Johnson Humanitarian Awards Dinner held at the Oak Park Country Club.

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Brenda and Jan were presented with the prestigious Rita Johnson Humanitarian Award, established in 1988 to keep alive the memory of past board member Rita Johnson.
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Brenda and Jan have supported Family Service's goal of building healthy minds, families and communities in many ways over the years.
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Brenda Grusecki is a retired English teacher who taught for many years at Oak Park and River Forest High School, where she also chaired the English Division. As co-chair of the Family Service's Spring Gala and as chair of Resource Development, Brenda concentrated her efforts on innovative fundraising to ensure the strength and longevity of the organization.


Family Service of Oak Park & River Forest - 708-383-7500

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Brenda Grusecki, who joined the Board in July, 2002, is Co-Chair of the Endowment/Steering Committee and a member of the Board Development Committee.

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FAX

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Brenda Grusecki, Family Service Board Vice Chair, thought dollhouses would make an ideal auction item to carry out the theme of this year's benefit, "Open the Door to Mental Health," when the communities' Realtors will be honored with the agency's 2004 Community Partnership Award.

"I also hoped this project might provide an opportunity to develop a meaningful partnership between the community and our high school, one in which all of us would be able to give and to gain together in a unique and creative way," said Ms. Grusecki, who approached former colleagues at OPRFHS where she had retired as head of the English Division after teaching there for 34 years.
"But I had no idea how complicated finding suitable dollhouses could be," Ms. Grusecki said.


Board of Directors | Remy Bumppo Theatre Company | Remy Bumppo Theatre Company - Chicago Theater

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Brenda Schnede Grusecki (President) is an English teacher who retired from Oak Park and River Forest High School where she chaired the English Division for seventeen years. Subsequently, she has worked as instructor and supervisor of student teachers at Northwestern University and Dominican University. She spent many years teaching in the gifted program (Center for Talent Development) for middle and high school students at Northwestern. As a Board Director of the Family Service and Mental Health Center of Oak Park and River Forest (re-named Thrive Counseling Center), Brenda served in several capacities including officer positions, gala co-chair, and co-chair of a successful endowment campaign. In 2009, she received the Rita Johnson Humanitarian Award from the organization. With her husband, Brenda administers a family foundation that funds education, the arts, and housing and social service initiatives and programs.

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