SEDOL Foundation welcomes newest member, Garrick J. Hodge, to their board of directors. Mr. Hodge brings his vast experience in Litigation and Regulation Law as a Divisional Vice President and Interim Chief Compliance Officer at Walgreen Co., the nation’s largest drugstore chain with more than 7,800 stores nationwide.
“I’ve been lucky to represent Walgreens as an active supporter of SEDOL Foundation for almost fifteen years,” said Hodge. “Continuing on as a board member seemed like a natural fit. I look forward to working with such a fine organization.”
Hodge comes from a family very familiar with the SEDOL Programs. His older brother, Gordon, was a SEDOL student in grade school in the 1960s. Several years ago, as a Special Olympian, Gordon won three gold medals for Team USA in snow shoe race events in the 2005 World Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, and he remains an active volunteer with Special Olympics in Wisconsin.
Hodge’s son participated in the 0-2 year and 3-5 year SEDOL speech programs and is now majoring in broadcast journalism at Western Illinois University.
“You’ll be surprised at how significant of a difference you can make in the lives of special needs children and their families. Everyone can contribute, and it is so easy,” says Hodge.
“We look forward to Garry bringing his knowledge and business insight into the SEDOL Foundation Boardroom,” says Ann Subry, SEDOL Foundation Executive Director. "We are very pleased to welcome Garry Hodge to the SEDOL Foundation Board.”
Want to feel great and participate? Check out The SEDOL Foundation’s 5K/10K Run & Family Walk! This event features a capable/handicapable event. Capable runners and walkers partner with special needs runners/walkers/wheelchair participants to experience a “race” – many for the first time. For more information, visit the website http://www.sedolfoundation.org/.
ABOUT THE SEDOL FOUNDATION - The mission of the SEDOL Foundation is to generate and distribute resources that enrich the educational, vocational, and social opportunities for over 2,600 physically and mentally disabled children and their families from 35 school districts in Lake County, IL. The Foundation is dedicated to helping these children, their parents and siblings with support and services that the district cannot provide because public funding falls short of the enormous needs. The Foundation seeks funds and other resources for these special families, many of whom are stretched both financially and emotionally in ways most of us will never know. For them, the list of needs is extremely long and growing. For a variety of reasons, all of these students desperately need our help. The Internal Revenue Service recognizes the SEDOL Foundation as a 501C3 organization (public charity). All donations made to the SEDOL Foundation are fully tax deductible in accordance with Internal Revenue Service regulations. Tax ID# 36-3803599. For more information visit http://www.sedolfoundation.org/