Community service

Dave Weeks honored with Community Service Award from Invest in Others

Dave Weeks, founder of Weeks Financial Groupwon the 2022 Investing in Others Community Service Award, one of five awards presented at the Invest in Others Gala in Boston on September 29, 2022.

Weeks won the award for his support of Naperville Elderly Homes, Inc., which provides housing for low-income seniors in Naperville. The nonprofit also received a $50,000 donation from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation.

“With more than 15 years dedicated to Naperville Elderly Homes, Dave Weeks has played an enormous role in his community to help transform the lives of its most vulnerable residents,” said Megan McAuley, Executive Director and President of Invest in Others. . “Thanks to his leadership, hundreds of community members now have a place to call home.”

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The Invest in others The program recognizes financial advisors for their charitable work in communities across the country and around the world. The Community Service Award is given annually to a financial advisor who has at least three years of experience contributing significantly to a nonprofit organization through their services as a fundraiser, board member or while holding another management position. Winners are selected based on their leadership, dedication, contribution, inspiration, and impact on a nonprofit organization and the community it serves.

The old apartment building leads to the new Naperville Elderly Homes facility, located along Martin Avenue just north of West Street. (PN File Photo 2021)

Naperville Elderly Homes, Inc. (NEH) was founded over 40 years ago when a group of local citizens wanted to create affordable housing for Naperville’s elderly and disabled residents. NEH is still run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and has helped thousands of people find residences and a sense of safety, community and enrichment. The organization transforms the lives of nearly 200 low-income adults aged 62 and over, as well as people with disabilities, each year.

Find Martin Avenue Apartments just steps from Knoch Park and Edward Hospital. (PN file photo)

Since 2006, Weeks has served on the board of directors of Naperville Elderly Homes, and in 2015 he was elected chairman of the board. In this role, Weeks built community support for NEH’s expansion and secured significant government funding from DuPage County and the State of Illinois. He has also helped recruit new board members and acts as a mentor for new officers and volunteers.

Story and video submitted by Jenny Shepherd / Public Relations, for Paul Gregory Media. Photos from PN file.