The Legacy Guild was formed by a group of men from the La Grange area in 2012.  We were drawn together after a cluster of sudden and unexpected deaths of treasured friends and neighbors. The organization formed within weeks of these tragic events to offer support to each other and to transcend our grief and sorrow. Our support group meets regularly to discuss important issues, including how to be a better father, husband, son, brother, neighbor and friend. The scholarship program is a product of these regular meetings.

Executive Board of Trustees

The Legacy Guild is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) led by an all-volunteer Executive Board which meets regularly to operate the charity. Executive Board members and other volunteers participate in various committees as well.

The Executive Board includes:

Bill Carney (President)
Brian Davis (Vice President)
Bob Bock
Tom Cushing
Andrew James
Ned Sher

Jim Stork
Tim Sullivan
Red Weller
Sean Whalen
Ryan Williamson
Bob Cordes (Treasurer)

Founders' Board

The Founders’ Board consists of former Executive Board members who were among those who helped create The Guild in 2012. This Board provides a vehicle to continually engage former Board members to assist as needed to help fulfill our mission.

The Founders’ Board includes:

Bob Brogan
Ed Carr
Jack DaDan

James Gove
Mike Lannan
Tom Scaletta

Emeritus Board

The Emeritus Board consists of former Executive Board members
who continue to assist in our mission.

The Emeritus Board includes:

Ed Carr

Dave Schwartz

Advisory Board

Beyond the Executive Board which oversees operations of the charity, The Guild also has an Advisory Board consisting of 60-plus supporters who reside in many communities throughout District 204. To find out more about the Advisory Board, email us.


Our Legacy Guild men’s fellowship group meets every few weeks. All men from the community are welcome as we are always looking to get more people involved. Those interested in finding out about the next meeting and seeing what we are doing are encouraged to join our LinkedIn group. For more information, email us.

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