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Continuing Partner

U.S. Secret Service Chicago Field Office Contributes $10,000 Raised by 2014 Operation Shining Star Charity Golf Event

This annual benefit supports Friends of Fisher House-Illinois and the 100 Club of Chicago.

FOFH-IL Board and Directors extend heartfelt thanks to the United States Secret Service, Chicago Field Office Operation Shining Star for its enthusiastic assistance and generosity every year. Major efforts like this event continue to ensure year-round free lodging with meals for 3,600 military families to date.

As always, the spring 2014 Golf Outing and Silent Auction was a well-organized sold-out fundraiser.  Our hard working, enthusiastic Secret Service friends working side-by-side with some 20 Friends of Fisher House-Illinois volunteers made this occasion a highlight of our year.

We are thrilled and honored to have three Chicago agents strongly involved in spearheading fundraising efforts with great zeal.

FOFH-IL looks forward to the 2015 Operation Shining Star Charity golf Outing already in the works.


Operation Shining Star
Operation Shining Star, Charitable Arm of the Secret Service in Chicago, Gives Major Help Again Two of three Chicago Secret Service agents strongly involved in spearheading fundraising efforts with great zeal, (2nd from right) Danielle Koutsopanagos and (right) Sam Beene, join Frank Benedetto, Special Agent in Charge – Chicago Field Office, in presenting a much-needed $10,000 donation from Operation Shining Star’s Annual Golf Outing to FOFH-IL President Betty Stamatis,( 2nd from Left) and Hines VA Fisher House Assistant Manager Steve Hartless.
Chicago Westwood College O’Hare Campus Staff Volunteer at 2014 Secret Service Golf Outing. Time to Serve Lunch at Secret Service 2014 Charity Golf Outing... Chicago Westwood College O’Hare Campus Staff Volunteers are Poised for their 2-hour stint serving pizzas on two golf courses.


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