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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

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Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

DuPage Convalescent Center Receives $2 Million Pledge

On Tuesday, DuPage County Board members received a $2 million pledge of support from retired DuPage County Judge Kenneth Moy, who said he hopes his donation will serve as the basis for a new capital campaign to benefit the DuPage Convalescent Center.

“We are honored and thrilled to receive this extraordinary pledge,” said DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin. “We know Judge Moy’s gift and the resulting capital campaign will support our Convalescent Center’s mission to provide patient-centered care for our most vulnerable citizens. We are deeply grateful.”

Moy served as DuPage Circuit Court judge from 1996 to his retirement in 2007.  Previously, he served as a member of the DuPage County Board, winning election in 1984, 1988 and 1994.

As he announced his pledge, Moy said his personal experience with family illness influenced him. “I think about this particularly now, as my own wife battles Alzheimer’s disease.  I visit her every day in the facility where she now lives, but I can’t really talk to her. I have so much empathy for families, husbands and wives, who struggle in this chapter of their lives. Chairman Cronin and I have this sad experience in common. As we talked, I considered what I could do to make a lasting impact and really help families like ours.”
Bob Larsen, Chairman of the Board’s Health and Human Services Committee and members of the Convalescent Center Foundation welcomed the announcement. “This pledge gives us a significant boost as we develop a long-term strategy for the operation of the Convalescent Center. A capital campaign will bring necessary attention and dollars to this important mission and benefit our entire County. We are thrilled to begin this process,” said Larsen.

The DuPage Convalescent Center has been in operation since 1888, providing quality care to elderly and disabled residents. Approximately 75% of its residents receive Medicaid funding.

The DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation was established in 1993 to provide support and supplemental funding to improve the quality of life for Convalescent Center residents.