Bolingbrook Hospital Foundation
Class of 1993, B.A. Sociology
After graduating in 1993 with a BA in Sociology, Derek first worked as a Subsidy Specialist for Child Care Initiatives of Illinois. Over the years, Derek took on increasing responsibilities and managerial positions at Illinois Action for Children. He moved into the position of HR Manager for Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, a position from which he was recruited to serve in his current role. “I embrace changes in society and am fully aware of my contributions”, he notes.
Derek enjoys teaching people about the “joy of philanthropy/ giving back” as well as promoting awareness about Bolingbrook Hospital to residents of the area. In the nearly 5 years since the Bolingbrook Hospital Foundation’s inception, nearly $1 million in gifts have been accumulated under Derek’s leadership, according to a recent institutional newsletter (The Lake Union Herald, July 2012:20).
He is personally involved in his community as a Rotarian and gives to several charities. Derek calls his wife, Christine and two children, Serena and Ben, “the driving power behind everything I do.”