Lizzy Seeberg Memorial Fund
The Lizzy Seeberg Memorial Fund was created in loving memory of the 19-year-old Northbrook youth, who was one of Christ the King’s first volunteers. This Fund continues Lizzy’s legacy of service to others by supporting the Christ the King Jesuit Volunteer Program, a two-year service program for recent college graduates.
Gifts in Lizzy’s memory were used to purchase and renovate a building across the street from Christ the King, creating a home for our dedicated team of young adult volunteers. Today, gifts to the Fund help support these volunteers, who spend countless hours teaching, coaching, tutoring, mentoring, and doing community service with our students and families.
We hope you would consider honoring this extraordinary young woman and support young people like her as they put their faith in action and help make a difference in the lives of West Side high school students.
They come to CTK as enterprising young adults with a recent college degree, a passion for teaching and a desire to create positive change for our students. As members of our Jesuit Volunteer Program (JVs), these special young people are committed to service and volunteer two years mentoring and inspiring our students on a path to college. They teach, they coach, they chaperone and plan service projects and give of their time 24/7.
“They give so much to our students and we are so thrilled to be able to offer them a place to call home during their time with us. The Lizzy Seeberg Volunteer House spreads our shining light and hope across the street and broadens our efforts to bring hope to the whole West Side.”
Generous donors raised over $250,000 to purchase and renovate the house. Many were close friends and Seeberg family members. On May 6, 2012, nearly 200 guests joined the Seeberg family to dedicate the home.
One of CTK’s first volunteers, Lizzy was a junior at Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook and a member of the St. Norbert’s Catholic Church youth ministry when she rallied her friends to reach out to help CTK students, she and her friends crafted picture frames they sold to raise money for CTK.
“Lizzy had a real sense that God had blessed her, and she wanted to give back to those who were not fortunate to have equal access to a solid education,” says Rev. Devron, CTK’s founding president. “For her youthful age, she had a mature awareness about injustice and wanted to make the world a better place.”