Judy loves a great party – and that’s how she became involved with our organization. After attending the Festival of Trees event a few times, Judy was recruited to become a member of the event committee. Soon, she was chairing the Festival of Trees committee, and under her direction, and thanks to her drive and determination, this annual event has grown tremendously. In other words, because of Judy and her leadership, many more individuals in our community know and support Easterseals Midwest and our programs for people with disabilities. Her incredible generosity has not gone unnoticed: She was named "Philanthropist of the Year" by the national Easterseals organization in 2015.