kathryn_durante•  Created programs at no additional cost to the taxpayer.

•  Created a 501C3 foundation to raise money to pay for services instead of raising taxes.

•  Created the Career Closet to help the unemployed find jobs and many other programs.

Opening Township doors to the agencies and organizations, Kathryn makes sure the College of DuPage, AARP, ethnic language classes, S.H.I.P., Prairie Legal Services, and a host of others always has space to administer their programs. Seniors enjoy their monthly Birthday Parties, while the DuPage Health Department, DuPage Easter Seals, 55 Alive Driving Courses, and other providers know they have a friendly space when they need one.

Kathryn kept her promise when the Food Pantry opened 2 days a week from its former 3 days a year. She continues to administer the General Assistance and Pilot II Tax Programs. She enhanced the Clothes Closet for residents by adding a Career Closet that supplies clothing for those returning to the workforce. And seniors continue to enjoy Township sponsored Casino Trips, plays, musical acts and lunches.

She was committed to the creation of a not-for-profit 501c3 organization and soon thereafter, the Addison Township Foundation was formed. Since then, the foundation has received grants from the People’s Resource Center, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, and numerous donations from individuals and organizations. Under her supervision much has been accomplished, and still she has more goals for the future.