Category: ELH Behind the Scenes

The First Ever “Beacon Award”

It’s been an incredible 15 years and we want to share with you Peggy Kubert’s, Director of Education, acceptance speech for “The Beacon Award,” which she gave at this year’s gala! I am honored and proud to have played a part in the shaping of Erika’s Lighthouse for the last 13 years.  Even before I […]

Celebrating 15 Years as A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression

Erika’s Lighthouse is celebrating its 15 year anniversary! I can’t believe how much we’ve grown over the years. In 2004, after the loss of their daughter Erika, founders Ginny and Tom Neuckranz set out to prevent this from ever happening to another child. In April 2004, our first meeting was held and by May, Erika’s […]

Running for charity really is that easy…and rewarding

You’ve been thinking about running more. You’ve done some in the past, but it was hard to stay motivated. Sure, the right mix of songs or audio books helps pass the time, and you know you need to exercise more. But finding the motivation to get out there is just hard these days. That’s where […]

Field of Dreams Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again. It’s the Erika’s Lighthouse spring fundraiser! This year’s theme is “Field of Dreams,” as we will be paying homage to America’s favorite pastime, with nods to nostalgic baseball decor, refreshments, auction items and more! The event will be held Saturday, May 13th, at Sunset Ridge Country Club in Chicagoland’s North […]