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Mailing Address:
Lions of Illinois Foundation
2254 Oakland Drive, Sycamore, Illinois 60178

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 5 PM, except on holidays

Phones:
Main Office: 1-815-756-5633 v/tty relay
Main Fax: 1-815-748-9087

Mario J. Gumino, PDG, Executive Director
Phone Ext. 224
Direct Fax: 815-748-9062
MJG@LIFnd.ORG
Contact for: Wills, Bequests

Trish Fisher, Executive Assistant Manager
Phone Ext. 240
Direct Fax: 815-787-6806
TFisher@LIFnd.ORG
Contact for: Marketing and Web, Lions Share, LIF Everyday, FB,  Annual Car Show, Annual Gala,
Camp Lions Coordinator, Low-Vision Programs,  Meeting Planner

Kirsten Kotlarchik, Staff Accountant
Phone Ext. 351
Direct Fax: 815-335-8007
KMK@LIFnd.ORG
Contact for: Maintains all Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Financial Records, 
Endowment Fund: Foundation Fellows, Tree of Service, Birdies for Charity, Sustaining Supporters, Memorials and Tributes  

Dianne Ortega, Administrative Assistant-Fundraising 
Phone Ext. 250
Direct Fax: 815-758-8157
DOrtega@LIFnd.ORG
Contact for: Candy Day, Sight and Sound Sweepstakes, Tootsie Pop Day, Diabetic Awareness Campaign, LIF Gift Card Campaign, Lions Walk for Sight, Club/Officer Report
Information, Campaign and Ambassador of Goodwill List

Jyllann Torres, Programs Assistant-Mobile Screening Units 
Phone Ext. 231
Direct Fax: 815-756-7524
jtorres@lifnd.org
Contact for: Scheduling of Mobile Screening Units, Mobile Screening Unit data, and Thank Yous, Schedule for Children's Hand held Plus Optix Screener for Preschools and Screening Events.   

Denise Thirtle, Administrative Assistant-Social Services
Phone Ext. 222
Direct Fax: 815-862-2073
dthirtle@LIFnd.org
Contact for: Reconditioned Hearing Aid Program, Sight Pass discount eyeglass, Camp Lions Applications

Max Kruse, Accounting Clerk
Phone Ext. 223
mkruse@lifnd.org
Contact for: Scheduling Volunteer Eyeglass Sortings, Foundation District Program Reports, 
Camp Lions Data and Reports. 

Sydney Webster, Marketing Intern
Phone Ext. 221 
swebster@lifnd.org

Charlotte Gordon, Receptionist
Phone Ext. 0
cgordon@LIFnd.org
Contact for: Recycling, Thank You Letters, Bulk Mailings, General Office Duties.

Lion Charlie Siefert, Mobile Hearing Unit Technician
Phone Ext. 240

Lion Chris Luttrell, Mobile Hearing Unit Technician
Phone Ext. 240

Lion Terry Knollenberg, Mobile Retinal Unit Technician
Phone Ext. 240

Lion Judy Tapper, Mobile Retinal Unit Technician
Phone Ext. 240

Endowment Fund Staff:
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, except on holidays.

PDG Mario J. Gumino, LIEF Director

MJG@LIFnd.ORG
Phone Ext. 224
Legacy Planning to the Future of Sight
and Hearing Health in Illinois through LIF Services and Programs.

Kirsten Kotlarchik-Staff Accountant
KMK@LIFnd.ORG
Phone Ext. 351
Foundation Fellows, Tree of Service, Birdies for Charity, Sustaining Supporters, Memorials and Tributes  

Driving Directions:
We are located on Oakland Drive east of Route 23 (also known as DeKalb Avenue).

Our Address is:
2254 Oakland Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178

Phone: (815) 756-5633
Fax: (815) 748-9087
TTY: (815) 748-9088
Tollfree: (800) 955-5466

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