FRIENDS FOR CHARITABLE GIVING, NFP (FCG)
Board of Directors
Ron Kazmar Board Chair and Treasurer
Michelle Smith Board Vice Chair
Greg Nichols Board Secretary
Eric Matway Board Member
Katherine Maloney Board Member
Matt and Ashlee Starr
Ron and Kathy Kazmar
Incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in March 2019 in the State of Illinois and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity.
Employees: None, all work is done by volunteers.
Mission: To support charitable causes throughout the greater Plainfield, IL area using funds raised primarily by hosting an annual black-tie charity event known as the Plainfield Giving Gala; which is now the Red, White and Blue Charity Ball. Net proceeds from our events are distributed in the form of grants and donations, to local charitable organizations and causes that provide services primarily within the boundaries of Plainfield School District 202.
Since its inception, FCG has raised gross revenue of $394,516 yielding (after expenses) net proceeds of $231,586 of which $212,200 was donated to a variety of charitable organizations such as Plainfield Lions Club, Plainfield Area Food Pantry, Joliet Area Hospice, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Will County, C.W. Avery Family YMCA and many other worthwhile charitable organizations.
Fiscal year: July 1- June 30