Penelope Savalas Boardman - YWCA Lake County

Penelope Savalas Boardman

Penelope Savalas Boardman has resided in Lake County, Illinois for over twenty years. She is President of Aristotle Foundation, a charitable fund that supports organizations that serve education, the arts and children’s health and welfare services. In addition to serving the YWCA Lake County IL board of directors, Ms. Boardman is a board member of The Cradle in Evanston, IL since 2012, serving the on both the Development and Program Services committees, and has co-chaired the charity’s signature fundraising event for three years. She is a charter board member of the Illinois Bobcat Foundation.

Ms. Boardman is a certified therapy dog handler. Accompanied by her dog, Ursli, she has made approximately five hundred visits to nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and schools since 2006.

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