Sept. 14 gala to benefit Community Service Council

By Laura Katauskas | Staff Reporter

One of the most active not-for-profit community organizations is offering a new fundraiser to help support its mission.

The Community Service Council is be hosting its inaugural Autumn Gala from 7 to 10 p.m., Sept. 14 at the Bolingbrook Golf Club, with comedian Pat McGann as the entertainment.

“The funds raised will be used to support our counseling efforts low income families in our area. We wanted to put together an event focused on entertainment and as a thank you to our supporters,” said Executive Director Robert Kalnicky.The event replaces its previous brunch fundraiser. Tickets, including dinner and entertainment are $75 and can be purchased online at Tickets will not be available at the door.

Sponsorships are also available. All event sponsors receive a gift of recognition for display at their business and their name/logo on all event signage, event marketing, and the donor wall at CSC, plus the Items in their chosen Level (Platinum, Diamond, Gold, and Silver). For more information, call 815- 886-5000.

Kalnicky said part of the mission of the CSC is to assist people in achieving their goals and encourages residents of the Will County area to utilize its services and take advantage of programs available.

The CSC was founded in 1973 as a social service agency serving residents of Bolingbrook, Romeoville and surrounding communities. CSC was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit agency in 1978. The agency is certified by HUD to provide housing counseling by agency housing counselors, at no cost, primarily in the areas of mortgage default and rental evictions. Services for clinical counseling are provided by licensed professional counselors on an affordable fee schedule. Staff is experienced in a full range of counseling, such as marital, depression, divorce, parent-child relations, blended marriage concerns, and other problems.The agency also offers Anger Management groups for both adults and teens. Licensed CADC counselors conduct DUI evaluations and drug assessments. The agency also has a court approved Domestic Violence program.

The CSC is opened from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 630-759-9494 or visit


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