2023 BADC

Year-End Recap

As the holidays season approaches, we join you in reflecting upon all that we’re thankful for in our Barrington Area communities.

BADC is in its sixth decade of initiating and supporting programs that improve community life.

We’re thankful for all that we’ve accomplished, through partnerships and alliances with the key pillars across our region — in Government, Education, Churches and Hospitals, the Business Community, and Nonprofits.

While BADC is recognized for the catalyst role played in its early days – in the formation of foundational organizations such as BACOG and CFC — we appreciate the warm embrace and participation of community members in the initiatives that BADC has introduced more recently.

We’re thrilled to report that new ideas and efforts have resulted in meaningful programs that serve area residents:

  • Our Barrington Leadership Network continued in its eighth year of coordinating participation by Barrington Area leaders in the world-renowned Global Leadership Summit at our host site, along with Quarterly Refresher sessions — through the generosity and vision of the Barrington Area Community Foundation (BACF) board.
  • The Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC), a searchable database of volunteering opportunities developed in partnership with the Barrington Area Library, entered its third year of matching nonprofit organizations’ needs with individuals interested in serving. Visit: www.TheBAVC.org
  • We spearheaded the introduction of the new Barrington Area Digital Photo Gallery, to promote awareness and appreciation of the natural beauty of the Barrington Area. Visit: www.BADPG.org
  • We provided financial steward support for the Joseph Kelsch Sr. Dreamway Mural project, a Barrington Cultural Commission collaboration to help further beautify this Flint Creek corridor.

Ahead in 2024, our exploratory committees are continually looking toward new opportunities, including:

  • Expanding our Leadership Development programming (including a reprise of our Leadership Academy format as a Resource Academy for new and up-and-coming leaders),
  • Considering the potential for Shared Services and Shared Space Needs of area nonprofits.
  • Collaborating with educators to identify possible Student Enrichment Programs to explore.
  • Partnering to introduce Lifesaving Training programs for CPR and other important needs.
  • Nurturing nonprofits with support for Board Development and other key objectives.

There’s so much more to do, and we’re Thankful for the support of donors like you. Each nominal gift to BADC helps us to seed new ideas, and we invite you to join us as we continue to pursue initiatives that benefit our greater Barrington Area communities.

Our Best Wishes to you and your family during this holidays season and in the coming year!

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If preferred, you can also donate with a check made payable to the Barrington Area Development Council (You’ll receive an acknowledgment of your contribution.)

Mail to:
Barrington Area Development Council (BADC)
P.O. Box 72, Barrington, IL 60011
Email: [email protected]

(If your employer sponsors a matching gift program for charitable contributions, or if you prefer a multi-year pledge of recurring gifts through a Donor Advised Fund, please contact us via email at: [email protected] to coordinate arrangements.)

We returned to an in-person gathering for our BADC Annual Dinner and Citizen of the Year Awards event held last Spring, celebrating the leadership and volunteerism of our recent award winners – Brian Battle (2020), Barbara Benson (2021), and Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque (2022) — and announcing our 2023 Citizen of the Year: Penny Kazmier, former School District 220 board president.

The event, titled Better Together, showcased the many ways BADC has partnered across our communities to bring forward significant programs.

Watch for an announcement at the start of the new year, with a call for nominations for our 2024 Citizen of the Year Award!

Board of Directors

Harry MacCartney, President
Penny Kazmier, First Vice President
Brian Battle, Second Vice President
Sam Adams-Lanham, Recording Secretary
Tom Malia, Treasurer
Tom Burns, Immediate Past President

Jim Daluga
Michael Garcia
Jessica Green
Jeanne Hanson
Joseph Kelsch Jr.
Bob Lee
Sam Oliver
Jim Peterson
Jack Schaefer

The Barrington Area Development Council (BADC) is a not-for-profit civic organization with a long history of sponsoring initiatives and organizations that have benefited the Barrington Area community, including CPR Training, the Bikeways Commission, the District 220 Caucus, Barrington BloodLine, the Holiday Wish List, the Leadership Academy, and the Citizen of the Year Award. In addition, BADC was the founding organization of the Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) in the 1970s, and a catalyst participating in the formation of renowned groups such as the Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA) and Citizens for Conservation (CFC). More recently, we have helped raise the impact of nonprofits like Hope’s In, NeuroBalance Center, and the Flint Creek/Spring Creek Watersheds Partnership. With the grant support of the Barrington Area Community Foundation (BACF), our Barrington Leadership Network (BLN) continues to gather momentum. Everyone wins when community and nonprofit leaders get better!

In addition, BADC is an organizing co-sponsor of the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (www.TheBAVC.org), and spearheaded the creation of the new Barrington Area Digital Photo Gallery (www.BADPG.org).

BADC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Contact Us:
Barrington Area Development Council (BADC)
P.O. Box 72, Barrington, IL 60011
[email protected]