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Northbrook resident Grace Lombardo shares how the North Suburban YMCA has helped her life while speaking at the Y’s Strong Kids Dinner Thursday, March 8, in Northbrook. Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media
Laurie Brown eyes one of the items donated for auction at the The North Suburban YMCA’s Ken and Alta Thiel Strong Kids Dinner, held March 8 at Pinstripes in Northbrook. Photos by Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media
Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter
4:45 pm CDT March 12, 2018

The North Suburban YMCA’s Ken and Alta Thiel Strong Kids Dinner reached a milestone when the 12th annual gala was held Thursday, March 8, at Pinstripes.

“Tonight we passed the $3 million mark,” said Howard Schultz, North Suburban YMCA president and chief executive officer. “We have netted about $2.4 million (of that amount for the Strong Kids Scholarship Fund).