On Sunday, September 17, Northwestern Settlement’s Director of Food Pantry and Support Services, Belna Reyes, passed away. Belna had been with the Settlement for more than 26 years and was an important friend and partner with all of us and thousands of Settlement families. She lived at the very heart of our organization and this is a tragic loss for us and the entire community. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.

We at the Settlement are struggling with how to honor Belna’s memory, and the countless wonderful things she has done for so many people.

Our Evanston Woman’s Board established an endowment fund at Northwestern Settlement in honor of Belna, and to recognize her long devotion to the Settlement and its community.  The fund will be a legacy gift honoring  Ms. Belna, and will provide ongoing support into the future for our Food Pantry and Support Services.  Each year, earnings of the fund will be used to provide assistance to families at the Settlement. The Fund is titled the “Belna Reyes Family Fund.”

We invite all those who choose to do so, to make gifts to this fund in her memory, and we will notify family. To make a contribution, please fill out the form below.