Day Shares Financial Expertise, Commitment to Volunteerism with HSS
Growing up in the tight-knit community of Forrest, Ill., a town of about 900 people in the central region of the state, Kevin Day knows firsthand how organizations like HSS can make a big impact in a small community.
Throughout childhood and adolescence, Kevin lived on the same block as his cousin, Susie. Susie was born with Down syndrome but craved the responsibility and financial independence she saw her peers gaining with age.
Thanks to a nearby organization much like Human Support Services (HSS), Susie was able to get a job and make her own money.
“Susie was so proud of that,” recalls Kevin, “And the impact of seeing her so fulfilled inspired me to spend several summers during high school as a camp counselor for children with developmental disabilities.”
Kevin left his hometown to pursue a degree in finance/economics from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. He then spent the next 30 years advancing his career at community banks in small towns throughout central Illinois.
After finding his way to Waterloo and settling into his role as president and CEO of State Bank, Kevin was approached about getting involved with HSS.
Kevin, recalling his fond memories with Susie and the summer campers, readily agreed and joined the board of directors at HSS.
“I appreciate the opportunities organizations like HSS provide to people and therefore want to lend my talents to help them succeed,” Kevin said. “I am able to translate my financial acumen towards ensuring the future financial support of HSS.”
Kevin currently serves as treasurer of the HSS board and president of the Human Support Services Foundation, which manages endowment funds for use by HSS.
But what really drives his commitment to volunteering with HSS is the clients.
“I love attending the celebration banquets with the clients, especially when they put together a song or dance,” he explained. “Their enthusiasm and cheer are so heartwarming.”
Kevin takes a very active role in supporting the community he now calls home. In addition to HSS, he serves on the Community Bankers’ Association of Illinois and as a Gala Council member for Camp Wartburg. He also sits on the Pastoral Council of Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church and is a former board member of Helping Strays.
Kevin resides in Waterloo with his wife, Shelly and their dog, Sydney.
If you are interested in serving on the HSS board of directors, please contact Courtney Hunter at email@example.com for more information.