Among many National Louis Faculty who volunteer their time for worthy causes is Richard Schak, chair of the Criminal Justice program. By volunteering with the Medinah Shriners, Schak helps raise money to fund the Shriners Hospitals, which care for children in the areas of orthopedics, cleft lip and cleft palate, burns and spinal cord injuries. Schak’s activities primarily support the Chicago hospital.
This month, Schak was named the outstanding Shriner of the Year for 2018, as well as the Chief of the Medinah Police Unit. This unit provides security and assistance for the organization’s fundraisers and activities throughout the year. In addition, Schak was appointed to the Chicago Shriners Hospital advisory board.
Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to:
- Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
- Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
- Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.
This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or the ability of a patient or family to pay.