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Meet the ENF Staff

Sandy Supancic
Office Assistant
Sandy's afternoon project--scanning checks
from today's mail!

How long have you worked at the ENF?
I have been at the Foundation for 33 years and 5 months. I am hoping to hold the record for the longest employee here.

What projects are you/your department working on right now?
At this time of the year, we are working on posting the donations to our donors’ accounts. As everyone knows, the end of the fiscal year is approaching quickly. I balance the mail, scan the checks, stamp them, and make sure all is ready to be worked on by the Donor Services Department. I also order all office supplies for the office, do address changes and Lodge transfers, and help out where it’s needed.

What’s your favorite part of working at the ENF?
I enjoy working with volunteers, donors and my co-workers. Being here as long as I have, I know the good the Foundation does. I’ve been on the working side and the Elks side. My nephew was a Lodge Hoop Shoot winner at the age of 8. My Lodge, Chicago Northshore, Ill., Lodge No. 1316, has had the top Most Valuable Student scholarship winner, Joanne Dynak, in 2012. I’ve seen the different projects that have been done because of what the Foundation has given out. It’s a lot like having your cake and eating it too.

Describe your average day at the ENF.
I arrive at 8:30 a.m. and log on. Before 9 a.m. approaches I usually have the mail. I sort it and hand it out to the correct departments. I balance the Donor Services Department mail. This mail is then stamped and put into parts. It is then scanned and deposited in our accounts. Some days it takes the whole day just to do this. By later afternoon I handle the other things.

What are you looking forward to this year?
This year I am taking on a Junior Trustee position for the North district, with the help and support of my husband, Brian. We are both Elks and enjoy helping our community.

What’s one thing about you that might surprise people?

I was only 19 when I started here. I have been an Elk for the last 13 years. Throughout these years I have gotten most of my immediate family to join. If I am lucky, in three more years, I will have my triplet nephews joining also. My nephew Charlie is following in his aunt’s footsteps. He likes to help with the kids. Both Brian and I have put the National Foundation and the Children’s Care Corporation in our will. We believe in what the Elks do.

What TV show do you never miss?
At our house, Brian and I don’t have much time for TV, but I would have to say it would be Dancing with the Stars. I enjoy watching people who know how to dance. I’m not very good on my feet. Brian is better than I am.

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