Donna Jeschke, a renowned farmer from Mazon, Ill., volunteers her time as a member of the Morris YMCA Advisory Council.
YMCA: What inspired you to get involved with the Y?
Donna: As a child, I listened to my aunt talk about the fun times she had at the Joliet Y back in the 1920’s and 30’s. As an adult, I would go and watch my niece swim at the Galowich Family YMCA.
A couple years ago, a friend asked if I would serve on an advisory committee to research the possibility of building a Y program for the Grundy County community. I agreed to serve because of the varied opportunities the Y brings to children, adults and seniors. I’m very excited to help bring these opportunities to my friends and neighbors.
What’s your favorite thing about volunteering at the Y?
The excitement I see in the faces of children at the Y and the enthusiasm and the commitment of the employees and volunteers.
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
As a kid, I was sure I was going to be a cowboy when I grew up 🙂