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LEADERSHIP

Gloria Bunce
Executive Director

Gloria Bunce

Gloria Bunce has been the Executive Director (ED) of CASA Kane County since 2007.  During her tenure as ED, the organization has become one of the top CASA programs among 950 across the nation.  Under her leadership, CASA Kane County has met the increases of cases/children served annually and maintained the resources necessary to not only meet the need, but provide additional services.

Bunce has led the organization to significant advances, including an endowment campaign that resulted in a nearly two million dollar fund; initiated a legacy planned giving program, formed a Chairman’s Advisory Panel of professionals, recruited and retained a professional staff of 15, and more than tripled the organization’s operating budget.  She credits her leadership and staff for the overall organizational wide effort of success in serving 100% of all children who are appointed to CASA through the court system.

As she continues to serve our most vulnerable children in our community, Bunce was selected in 2010 to the task force that advised the Kane County Board of Directors on selecting the next state’s attorney.  Gloria has also been a frequent speaker at Aurora University on leadership and development and different panels on Inspiring Trust and Servant Leadership.  In June 2011, Gloria was nominated for the Kane County Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award.  She also was a Kane County Woman of Distinction in 2013 and won the West Suburban Philanthropic Network’s Nonprofit Executive of the Year Award in 2014.

She currently serves on the St. Charles Bank & Trust Company, Board of Directors; Vice Chair of the Fox Valley Park District in Aurora, Tri-city Exchange Club and a member of the Child Advocacy Center.

Bunce earned a Masters of Business Administration in leadership from Aurora University and a Bachelor of Science in public relations with a minor in marketing from Eastern Michigan University.

Meet our Executive Committee

G. Michael “Mike” Frasier

G. Michael “Mike” Frasier

Board Chair
Mike was elected to the board in July 2008. Mike has served on the Programs and Services Committee and currently, the Board Development Committee.  He owns The Wine Exchange in St. Charles where he has held several third party events to benefit CASA and has donated wine to our auctions and Volunteer Recognition Dinner.

Mike has served on the Brownstone Home Owners Association in St. Charles and previously held positions as President and Treasurer on Campbell Court Home Owners Association. Mike earned a B.S. in Marketing and an MBA from NIU.  A former employee of Sears, his expertise is in sales/management, human resources, and operations. Mike resides in St. Charles.

 Carl Schoedel

Carl Schoedel

Vice Chair
Carl is a civil engineer for the Kane County Division of Transportation. He resides in St. Charles with his wife Lisa who is a patent attorney with MBHB in Chicago.  Carl has been a member of the CASA Chairman’s Advisory Panel since 2011.

He has also served as an officer on the Illinois Association of County Engineers Board of Directors and is currently a board officer for the Natwill Square Townhouse Association.  Carl won the County Engineer of the Year Award in 2013 and was given the Community Involvement Award in 2014 by the Fox Valley branch of the American Public Works Association.  In his free time he enjoys travel, bicycling, and golf.

Carlie Dunteman

Carlie Dunteman

Secretary
Carlie is a Vice President for SomerCor 504 in Chicago.  Prior to joining SomerCor, she worked as a business development manager for Associated Bank in Elgin.  She joined the CASA Chairman’s Advisory Panel in 2011 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014.  She also serves as a member of the CASA annual auction committee and the Major Gifts & Planned Giving Committee.

Carlie was a board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township for three years and has always had a love for children. Carlie resides in St. Charles with her husband, Doug and their son Rowan.  Carlie enjoys outdoor sports, cooking and entertaining.

Mike Kwiatkowski

Mike Kwiatkowski

Treasurer
Mike and his wife Joanie started their own firm, Retirement Solutions, Inc. in Naperville in 2000 after working as Assistant VP at The Sylvania Savings Bank and the Acacia Group.  For multiple years Mike has been awarded Chairman’s Club membership by LPL Financial, based on his ranking as a top-producing advisor.  In addition to being Treasurer and Vice Chairman of the Grow a Healthy Child Endowment Campaign, Mike also volunteers his time on the Finance & Legal committee and the Investment committee.

Mike and Joanie are enthusiastic supporters of Hear Us, an organization that gives voice and visibility to homeless children and youth.  Mike and Joanie now reside in Batavia after raising their children, Lisa and Ryan, in Naperville.  Mike is an avid bowler and golfer, and enjoys spending time at their home in Galena, Illinois.

Board

of Directors

CASA Kane County’s Board of Directors is comprised of community and business leaders who serve as ambassadors in the community, speaking on behalf of the CASA program. One of their many responsibilities is to serve as a conduit of information about the on-going need for philanthropic support. The Board is also responsible for producing a community benefit report and financial report, and has fiduciary responsibility for the proper management of all donations.

Chairman's

Advisory Panel

The Chairman’s Advisory Panel is a collection of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills which complement the knowledge and skills of the formal board members in order to more effectively govern the organization to a better financial position. The Advisory Panel is a resource pool of experts from any field deemed relevant used to advise the board and executive director in carrying out the mission. The board is not obligated to consult the Advisory panel.

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