Galassi will be compassionate, driven board member

I have known Kari Galassi and the Galassi family for over a decade as I’ve coached their sons in baseball for many years. Their family is such a blessing to the community of Hinsdale. They are always willing to come to the aid of others.

When our school district and its students needed a helping hand, Kari led the effort to pass the D86 referendum. Passing the referendum ensured that the district’s sports programs were not eliminated, which I whole-heartedly supported knowing that being part of a team is so valuable to children’s development. Most recently, Kari joined the fundraising effort for the Hinsdale Hospital NICU renovation, benefiting the tiniest in need in our community.

My family and I personally experienced Kari’s warmth and enormous capacity for love when I lost my wife, Rachel, to breast cancer in November 2020. Kari and the Galassi family comforted me and my two children through their many acts of kindness. Their daughter, Evie, volunteered to tutor my children in reading and math. Kari donated a summer speech tutor for my daughter, Braven, who has special needs.

The entire Galassi family are deeply caring, wonderful people, and Kari Galassi will be a compassionate and driven leader for the people of DuPage County. Kari is running alongside Greg Hart, a proven leader, in the upcoming election and I have no doubt they will both be extraordinary assets to our county.

Please join me in voting for both Kari Galassi and Greg Hart on June 28. — Alvie Shepherd, Darien