All Donations to FOFH-IL Are Tax Deductible, 501(c)(3) Tax ID# 26-3057560

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Continuing Major Supporter

Operation Shining Star – U.S. Secret Service Chicago Field Office’s

Fundraising Arm – Raises $15,000 for Support Of Hines VA Fisher House

2012 Golf Outing event and Silent Auction completely organized and executed by Secret Service associates proves most successful to date.

For a second consecutive year, Friends of Fisher House – IL, Inc. thanks the United States Secret Service Chicago Field Office Operation Shining Star for its enthusiastic assistance and generosity.

The hard work of our enthusiastic Secret Service friends is benefitting the deserving causes of the 100 Club of Chicago, Comers Children’s Hospital and Friends of Fisher House-Illinois.

We are thrilled and honored to have Chicago agent Brett Colvin who, as an invaluable Board Director, is actively involved in spearheading FOFH-IL fundraising efforts.

In recognition of this generous donation supporting the Friends of Fisher House mission, the FOFH-IL Board is pleased to once again 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.



Pictured from l-r, Harry Theodore, FOFH-IL Vice President-Communications, has accepted a generous $15,000 contribution from Peter Schurla, U.S. Secret Service Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge – Chicago Field Office. Secret Service Agent Brett Colvin, FOFH-Il Board Director, holds the official FOFH-IL Certificate of Appreciation recognizing the Secret Service as a Patron of the non-profit organization.

Photography Courtesy of Biff Yeager, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital


Military Families Express Heartfelt Appreciation

Fisher House is a Godsend. So many of us want to be with our family members but can’t always afford it with the cost of travel, lodging and food. Thanks to Fisher House we can!

What a blessing! The Fisher House has relieved me of so much stress. Don’t know what I would have done.

This is such a great opportunity for families of veterans affected by war and illness. It warms my heart to see the government, community, families and those who serve out nation working together for the greater good.

My grandmother and I stayed at the Fisher House to keep my father company during his long treatment/recovery… If not for this home, my father would have been a sad and lonely man.

…The Fisher House provides peace of mind for the patient as well as their family…the manager and staff are a true blessing…

Military Families Hosted