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Leadership ~ Compassion with Purpose

The Women’s Board embraces the vision of our founding members, who lead a passionate and dedicated group of volunteers to reach toward the goal of helping every vulnerable man, woman, and child in Lake County through the programs and services of Catholic Charities.

Past Board Presidents

2019/2020 Women's Board Leadership

The character of our membership is personified by our founding members. Irene Leahy McMahon was one of the founding members of the Women’s Board of Catholic Charities, Lake County Services. She is remembered not only for her professional and civic contributions to the community, but also for her kind and encouraging manner. Each year, the Irene Leahy McMahon Award is presented to a Women’s Board member who has given unselfishly of her time and talent to Women’s Board activities and to Catholic Charities. It is awarded to one who exemplifies Irene’s dedication to Catholic Charities. It is intended to honor those who continue Irene’s legacy of commitment and love.

Irene Leahy McMahon Award Recipients

Honorary Board Members

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