WSSRA : Enriching lives through recreation


The West Suburban Special Recreation Foundation is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation formed by parents of children with disabilities who are in West Suburban Special Recreation Association programs. The foundation is dedicated to raising funds so that the quality of WSSRA programs can be maintained and additional activities provided.

Who is WSSRA?

Foundation members meet 4 times a year.

Fundraising events include the Bowl-a-thon, Derby Gala, Fallin’ for Our Stars, Bears Party and a Holiday Solicitation. These are events not to be missed!

Members select a Committee to dedicate their time to. The Foundation works hand-in-hand with the Association staff, which allows for the opportunity to have input on program offerings as well.

Support WSSRF

You can help WSSRF achieve its fundraising goals by donating online at any time. All donated funds support WSSRA programs and scholarships. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you are interested in becoming a Foundation member, please contact Marianne Birko at WSSRA by calling 847.455.2100 or e-mail


Margaret O’RourkeCo-Chairman
Lisa MasucciCo-Chairman
Lisa ShanahanTreasurer
Donna BrownTrustee
Dora CalkinsTrustee
Kevin CalkinsTrustee
AnneMarie CasasTrustee
James DunlopTrustee
Lynn Galuska-ElsenTrustee
Beth KaplanTrustee
Karen Mullarkey-KerrinsTrustee
Betty KurzTrustee
Carol MilburnTrustee
John MullinsTrustee
Christine NakatsukaTrustee
Rocio PerezTrustee
Leonor Vanik de VazquezTrustee
West Suburban Special Recreation Association
2915 Maple Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm
P 847.455.2100 | F 847.455.2157