2023 Heart of Gold Winners Announced

January 12, 2023
hearts of gold The Village's Special Events Commission is proud to announce the 2023 Hearts of Gold Winners! Nominees were submitted by members of the community and winners were selected by members of the Special Events Commission. 

Click Here to See the 2023 Hearts of Gold Booklet and Bios of Winners

Congratulations to this year's winners: 
  • Kent Borghoff: Mentor Heart of Gold
  • Mike & Sheri Haas: Best Neighbor Heart of Gold
  • Chris Barnum: Educator Heart of Gold
  • Paul Kochendorfer: "Young at Heart" Heart of Gold 
  • Tony and Doreen Jannotta: Heroic Heart of Gold
  • Evan Watanuki: Young Champion Heart of Gold
  • Frank Lesniak: Volunteer Heart of Gold
  • Theresa Schultz: Community Spirit Heart of Gold
  • Becky Reel: Business Leadership Heart of Gold
  • Michelle Derochowski: Kenneth M. Bonder Beautification Heart of Gold 
  • Kari Resch: Pam Stocking Heart of Gold 

2023 Banquet Information
This year's winners will be honored at a banquet ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 26th, 12 - 4 p.m., at DoubleTree Hilton, Arlington Heights. Luncheon reservations are $45 each and tables of 10 are available for $450.

This event is reservation only and tickets are not sold at the door. Please print and complete the 2023 Hearts of Gold Invitation. Tickets must be purchased by February 20th. 

Hearts of Gold Ceremony Image with Sponsors (JPG)