Philanthropy and Giving

Philanthropy Chair – Deb Wright & Jennifer Riordan

May 2018

As the school year winds down and we look forward to all that summer brings, the Saybrook Garden Club has some exciting news to share. Over the last two weeks, we had the pleasure of meeting with some deserving graduating seniors at Naperville North. Twelve seniors were selected by their counselors to write an essay describing their life’s dream and how they plan to accomplish it. These young people were selected based on financial need as well as hard work and leadership shown in the classroom. Their
essays were read anonymously by the counselor selection team and three winners were selected to receive the Saybrook Garden Club Scholarship award. These three students each received $1000.00 to go toward college expenses as they work to make their dreams a reality.
The pure joy and excitement on these students’ faces as they were given the news was priceless, making all of our club efforts of fundraising and giving even more meaningful. As explained by their counselors, this scholarship will significantly impact these students’ abilities to buy books, cover other expenses and help alleviate some of their college financial worry.
Thank you to all that have given and supported this endeavor. We hope to continue this program for years to come. We are making a difference in these students’ lives and in return they will make this world a better place.
  • If you are interested in supporting scholarships like these, please donate to
    Saybrook Garden Club and note “scholarships” in the memo.

September 2017

Our annual book collection and sale is ON!

We collect books for children and adults; then in September we will host a sale at Beebe. The sales will benefit children at our local schools. All donations can be dropped off at Maura Hoff’s house, 113 Barley Ave.

February 2016

We celebrated another successful Saybrook Annual Fundraiser in February!  Thank you to all who came out to support this important event.  We did things a little differently and it was met with great response!  Attendees viewed a short video with interviews from the social workers at Beebe, Jefferson and North who shared with us the impact Saybrook has made over the years and how our generous donations continue to be utilized in their schools.  They each asked for a variety of donations to help students in need.  Deb Wright, our Philanthropy Chair put together a “Cup ‘O Cheer” full of sponsorship opportunities to help students participate in programs and activities at school that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford.  The Cup ‘O Cheer was empty by the end of the night and combined with all of the raffle tickets sold we will be making significant donations to each of the schools!  Special thanks to the committee for your hard work coordinating the event and to our check in/check out desk helpers Dawn & Cathy!” –  Megan Marcionetti

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