THE ESPLANADE LAKES BALLROOM
3500 Lacey Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515
6:30 pm | Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
7:30 pm | Dinner and Live Auction
Presentation of Great Friend to Kids Award
9:00 pm | Dancing and Live Entertainment
DCM proudly presents the Great Friend to Kids (GFTK) Award to Ronald L. McDaniel, President of Western-Cullen-Hayes, Inc.
The Ronald L. McDaniel Foundation has donated over $2 million to DCM since 2008. The Foundation believes that investing in young children benefits the future of our communities and shares the Museum’s mission of igniting each child’s learning potential. Ron has been an active member of our Board of Directors since 2010, and his donations have supported nearly every program at DCM.
Presenting this award is Robert A. Livingston, former President & CEO of Dover Corporation and last year’s GFTK Award recipient.
Multiple Emmy award winning broadcast journalist, Judy Hsu anchors the 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts at ABC7 Chicago. Judy is also the host of “Newsviews,” a long format interview segment that airs Sunday mornings with guests ranging from Governors to CEO’s to philanthropy leaders. She was also recently tapped to host the station’s signature half-hour.
During her tenure at ABC7, Judy has been a part of just about every major story in Chicago, including recent coverage of the elections and some heartbreaking events involving local first responders. In 2017, Judy landed the station’s first and only one-on-one interview with President Barack Obama at the White House before he left office. Judy was on the anchor desk during the Blizzard of 2015, and while in California, she covered the O.J. Simpson verdict live from the L.A. courthouse. Something she never anticipated doing, but came through with flying colors, was going up in the air with America’s most elite flying team, the Blue Angles, and learning to pull 5 G’s!
Judy’s on-air work has garnered multiple Emmys including awards for Best Spot News coverage and Best News Feature. Most recently, Judy received her 21st Emmy nomination including one for “Outstanding Performance” as a news anchor. Several of her reports are currently up for Associated Press awards.
Since returning to Chicago in 2001, Judy has worked with more than 35 non-profits throughout the region including the American Cancer Society, Heart Association, United Way, Chicago Cultural Alliance, Infant Welfare Society, Bridge Communities, Loaves and Fishes to name a few. Judy is also a long time supporter of DuPage Children’s Museum. She co-chairs the Advisory Board for Chicago’s Chinese American Service League and she sits on the Regional Health and Human Services Advisory Council for the Community Memorial Foundation.
Judy resides in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and four children.