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Founder 125pixMarion Ruthig, Founder and Executive Director

Marion is a certified public accountant with over 12 years of experience.   She started her career at the Northern Trust in Chicago working on various types of trusts including charitable remainder trusts.  After that she spent seven years working as an auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP serving a wide array of clients in various industries.  She worked for Grinnell College’s Treasurer’ Office for three years, which included working with their Development Office on potential planned gifts as well as the review of charitable trust tax returns. More recently she worked for Klein, Hall & Associates, LLC in Naperville Illinois where she audited non-profits and prepared their tax returns.   She lives in Naperville, Illinois with her husband and three children.


Board of Directors

Lisa Klingbeil, President

Lisa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a postgraduate computer career certificate.  She has been an active member of the Naperville Jaycees for more than 24 years, having held the offices of secretary, treasurer, webmaster, and served on the board of directors for many years.    She was the executive director of the Last Fling Labor Day Festival in 1996, overseeing a work force of close to 200 volunteers. The event that year earned a net profit of $110,000 which was donated to local community charities. She lives in Naperville, Illinois with her husband and two children.

Maura Cannon, Treasurer

Maura is an Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager with Old Second National Bank where she has worked for over 10 years.  In addition, she is actively involved in the community and volunteers for many local organizations which include for Feed My Starving Children, Naperville's Ribfest and teaching elementary students with Junior Achievement. She grew up in Naperville, Illinois and still lives there with her husband and two children.

Katherine (Kappo)  McDonnell, Secretary

Kappo is co-owner of McDonnell and Company International based in Wayne, Illinois where she has managed the corporate design and product development division for the past 15 years.  She earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Prior to McDonnell and Company, she oversaw the development of direct import programs for Marshall Fields and Spiegel Co., opening new business ventures in China, South Korea, Thailand, India, and Southeast Asia.   She currently lives in Wayne, Illinois with her husband, Morgan, and her two daughters, Martha and Kit.