David Scheffler Brings Expertise & Personal Tie To New Role As Executive Director for Willow House

Willow House Taps Nonprofit Pro And Former Volunteer To Lead The Organization Serving Those Grieving The Loss Of A Parent Or Child
By: Willow House
Willow House Executive Director David Scheffler
Willow House Executive Director David Scheffler
BANNOCKBURN, Ill. - Sept. 14, 2020 - PRLog -- Nearly 20 years after his family found grief support at Willow House to cope with the sudden loss of three-year-old daughter and sister, Lauren, David Scheffler takes the lead as executive director for the nonprofit. The unique organization currently offers four Chicagoland communities free, group support for those grieving the death of a parent or child.

Scheffler brings to the team nearly 19 years of nonprofit executive leadership plus his personal experience and volunteer work with the Willow House Walk To Remember fundraiser. His goals for the nonprofit include working alongside the board of directors to expand access to the organization, to support first responders and health care providers dealing with COVID-19 challenges, to expand reach and relationships with area schools through key partnerships, and to offer services to the region's Hispanic communities.

"I understand the great personal impact of services offered at Willow House holds for others and I'm proud to be able to share my business and nonprofit management experience to help ensure the longevity and expansion of the free resources we offer grieving families," says Scheffler.

Over the past two decades, Scheffler served as vice president of operations for a Lake County non-profit organization that supported adults with disabilities and as a financial representative with Thrivent Financial. He holds a Master's in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School and a Bachelor of Science in Financial Advising from Purdue University.

About Willow House

Willow House is a non-profit organization dedicated to the needs of grieving children and their families. The organization is recognized as a leader in the field of children's grief locally and nationally. Peer support group services are provided in four locations, Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville and Bannockburn, with plans to expand to additional sites in the future. Since 1998, Willow House has provided direct services to hundreds of families each year including families of 9/11. Thousands more have been served by community outreach programs that span the entire Chicago region, from far south suburbs of Chicago to the Wisconsin border and beyond. Through donations, as well as corporate and foundation support, Willow House services are provided at no cost to our families. For more information, visit http://www.willowhouse.org.

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