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Lakeside Legacy Foundation picks new director

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Lakeside Legacy Foundation has tapped Siobhan Cottone to lead the organization and fulfill its mission of cultivating the arts and preserving local history.

Cottone had been development director at the Pioneer Center for Human Services in McHenry since 2010. As the Lakeside foundation’s executive director, she will oversee and coordinate the organization’s fundraising and programming.

“I’m looking forward to working alongside the dedicated team of staff, volunteers, board of directors, artists, musicians and donors to build on the success of the organization,” Cottone said in a news release.

Lakeside Legacy supports various art, music and cultural events throughout the year, including the annual Lakeside Festival for local artists. Located along Crystal Lake’s namesake, Lakeside Legacy offers a variety of services for historians and artists.

Cottone’s work with the Pioneer Center included community outreach, fundraising and organizing corporate sponsorship. The center provides services related to mental health, developmental disabilities and other social services.

Cottone also served for eight years as the assistant development director for the Elgin Academy. She earned her degree in mass communications from Western Illinois University.

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