McCleary Group Partners With Smart Cause

Greenhouse Scholars Logo
McCleary Group is thrilled to announce it has recently partnered with Greenhouse Scholars, a leading, education nonprofit organization dedicated to improving opportunities for low income families and communities across the nation and the globe.

Each year, Greenhouse Scholars identifies extraordinary leaders, or scholars, in various communities who then act as role models who will positively impact others in his or her area.  Scholars have tutored, mentored and inspired over 12,000 middle and high school students across the world. Through donations and fundraising, Greenhouse Scholars has also been fortunate to fund and support more than 200 impact projects, including college boot camps, clean water projects and homes for impoverished families.

Glass Half Full LogoTo help increase awareness of this wonderful organization, McCleary Group will take part in Greenhouse Scholars’ annual Illinois fundraiser, “Glass Half Full“, happening in Hinsdale on September 9th, 2017.  More information, please contact Megan and Tom here.

Together we can all raise a glass to meaningful change!

West Suburban Holiday Event Guide 2016

Holiday Events 2016

The western suburbs are full of holiday cheer and events for the whole family. From Hinsdale to Oak Brook, Burr Ridge to Naperville, below are just a few of the top events happening over the next few weeks!

Christmas Walk
Dec. 17
Santa is making an appearance in Burlington Park this Saturday from 11a – 3p. Visitors can also take part in gingerbread cookie decorating and horse-drawn carriage rides.

Giving Tree
Now – Dec. 24
Burr Ridge Village Center
Help bring a smile to the faces of families in need this holiday. Pick an ornament, buy a gift, feel warm & fuzzy.

Lunch with the Grinch
Dec. 18 – 23
An annual tradition where kids can enjoy food, a photo with the Grinch, and watch the animated classic!

Christkindlmarket & Adventure to Santa
Now – Dec. 24
Oak Brook Center
Village Green inside mall is featuring various holiday events, including a traditional European holiday market, as well as DreamWorks DreamPlace’s interactive experience where Kung Fu Panda travels to see Santa.

Now – Jan. 2
Mortem Arboretum

Merry & Bright
Now – Dec. 24
Naper Settlement is also featuring a sparkling display of gorgeous glass ornaments from around the globe.

Festival of Lights
Now – Dec. 30
Cosley Zoo becomes a winter wonderland with 20,000 twinkling lights making for a dazzling display of holiday cheer. Trees and holiday crafts are also for sale.

Bubble Bash 2016
Dec. 31
DuPage Children’s Museum
This annual fundraiser is celebrating 15 years. This holiday tradition is for young and old alike. This year’s theme is “Under the Sea” and features music, games, and a ball-drop at noon!

New Year’s Eve with the New Philharmonic
Dec. 31
Glen Ellyn
Maestro Kirk Muspratt will be conducting four special New Year’s Eve performances at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage. Special VIP tickets are available. 

We recommend checking out Discover DuPage for even more holiday events happening in your area this season! Happy Holidays!

Hinsdale School Receives National Honor

Monroe School in Hinsdale is being presented with the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Award! The honor is based either on a school’s overall academic excellence or the school’s progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. For academic excellence, Monroe School has been selected as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School! This prestigious Federal program was created over 30 years ago to honor schools achieving the highest levels of performance.  The award is given to schools across the nation with student scores at exemplary levels (top 15%), or to schools which have made significant strides in closing the achievement gap.

McCleary Group is delighted to support Monroe! Megan McCleary has this to say about the honor, “As former Monroe School parents and we live in the Monroe School community, we understand the value and importance of the Blue Ribbon.  Schools are one of the reasons people come to Hinsdale, so we wanted to support the exciting achievement.”  

McCleary Group is the proud sponsor of the Monroe School Blue Ribbon celebrations taking place this week! Monroe joins Clarendon Hills Middle School (2009), Hinsdale Middle School (2009), Madison School (2009), The Lane School (2011) and Oak School (2014) as Blue Ribbon schools.

Megan McCleary Monroe School