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About

About

Meet Marion

Meet Marion

Hi, I’m Marion! I grew up in a hectic household with seven kids. During my years growing up, I watched many of my brothers and sisters struggle inside and out of school due to social and emotional challenges. It can be tough to grow up — let alone in a house with that many kids. 

 
I hated that I couldn’t do more to help them, but this led to my passion for education and caring for kids. On July 11, 2012, that desire to help kids turned into the seed that has sprouted into the Inside Out Club. 
 
Who would have thought a networking breakfast could change my life? I was brought to tears when we watched a video about a local homeless shelter, the people they cared for and the amazing staff and volunteers that served our community. Leaving this meeting, I had a vision for a “Netflix of Nonprofits” — an organization where anyone could emotionally connect to local charities through video and take the important steps to get involved. Believing that I could help kids, I left my career as a CPA in August 2012 and founded I Support Community. 

It’s been an amazing journey – from filming 20+ local nonprofit stories in 2013 – to piloting our after-school program at Elmwood Elementary School, where my kiddos went, in 2015 – to having over 1,000 kids take part during our first 2 years of the program! 

So many of you joined me – signed up your children, shared posts, donated and believed in the power of good character – that in 2018, the Inside Out Club Board of Directors decided empowering kids to live each day with good character would be our sole focus, and we became Inside Out Club DuPage.

I am so excited to see where this journeys leads and invite you to join me, 

– Marion

Mission & Vision

With your help we empower kids to live each day with good character. Good character means being brave enough to ask questions, showing grit, resilience and determination, allowing others to belong unconditionally, embracing their authentic selves, choosing kindness and more – and to care for themselves, others, animals and the planet. 

Our vision is that each child we serve gives back and makes a positive impact on the world around them

Together, We’re Having a Big Impact

I Suppport Community NFP d.b.a. Inside Out Club DuPage is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Click here for our IRS Determination Letter.

Our Team

Marion B. Ruthig

Marion B. Ruthig

Founder & Executive Director

Brittany Rhyne

Brittany Rhyne

Programs Manager

Lauren McDonald

Lauren McDonald

Operations Manager

Board of Directors

Gerry Cassioppi

Gerry Cassioppi

President

Scott Saxe

Scott Saxe

Past President

Erika Wood

Erika Wood

Vice President

John Hinds

John Hinds

Treasurer

 

Jennifer Norbut

Jennifer Norbut

Secretary

Brett Skeen

Brett Skeen

Member

Dave Dudley

Dave Dudley

Member

M. Michael Reilly

M. Michael Reilly

Member

Jeffrey Alstadt

Jeffrey Alstadt

Member

Alex Gohla

Alex Gohla

Member

Antara Prasad

Antara Prasad

Member

Dimple Modgil

Dimple Modgil

Member

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