U.S. Secret Service Chicago Field Office 2011 Charity Golf Outing in Support of Operation Shining Star Raises $9,000 for FOFH-IL Support Of Hines VA Fisher House

Plans are already in motion for the 2012 Golf Fundraiser set for June 7 at Gleneagles Country Club. This Benefit will support Friends of Fisher House-Illinois and the 100 Club of Chicago.

On behalf of Friends of Fisher House – IL, Inc. and the thousands of U.S. military veterans and their families who will benefit from their major contribution, we thank the United States Secret Service, Chicago Field Office Operation Shining Star for its enthusiastic assistance and generosity.

The spring 2011 Golf Outing and Silent Auction was a well-organized sold-out fundraiser.  The hard work of our enthusiastic Secret Service friends benefitted the deserving causes of both Comers Children’s Hospital and Friends of Fisher House-Illinois.

We are thrilled and honored to have two Chicago agents strongly involved in spearheading fundraising efforts:  first, former  FOFH-IL Vice President Joel Heffernan, now transferred to Washington, and now Brett Colvin who has become a valuable and active  Board member.

In recognition of this wonderful donation supporting the Friends of Fisher House mission, the FOFH-IL Board is pleased to designate the U.S. Secret Service Chicago Field Office an official Patron of our organization.

Efforts such as theirs make year-round free lodging a blessed reality for military families in Illinois & from 34 states throughout the U.S. during medical crises when they need it most.

Photography Courtesy of Harry Theodore

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(2nd from l-r) Frank Bennedetto, Special Agent in Charge of the Secret Service Chicago Field Office; Robyn Field, Special Agent; and Peter Schurla, Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, present $9,000 donation from the 2011 Secret Service Operation Shining Star Golf Benefit to FOFH-IL President Betty Stamatis (far left). Hines VA Fisher House Manager Holly Wright (right) conducts personal tour of the Hines VA Home Away from Home for Military families for (l-r) John Gullickson, Secret Service Assistant Special Agent in Charge; Frank Bennedetto, Special Agent in Charge; Peter Schurla, Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge; and Robyn Field, Special Agent.


FOFH-IL President Betty Stamatis presents Certificate of Appreciation to Frank Benedetto,
U.S. Secret Service Chicago Field Office Special Agent in Charge, following his presentation
of the generous $9,000 contribution to support of Hines VA Fisher House.


proud supporter

Over 7,400 Military Families Have Stayed Free of Charge at This "Home Away from Home" Since March 1, 2010

Military Families Express Thanks

When asked ‘where do you want to go on vacation?’

I thought…and thought and answered:

Hines Fisher House!

Not for the fun and games
which were great but for the camaraderie – mutual trust
and friendship among people
who spend a lot of time

Thank You…
You have left a footprint on my heart

Military Honor & Remembrance Tributes

Friends of Fisher House – Illinois
Military Honor & Remembrance Tributes for
Loved Ones, Friends Who Sacrificed for Our Freedom & Safety

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