Sandy Gerrettie enjoyed a 20-year career in radio and television before delving into the non- profit world where she put her talents to work helping numerous area NPOs through community outreach, volunteer recruitment and organizing, grant writing, and all manner of event planning and coordination. She has worked at the Spanish Center of Will County, the YMCA, Stepping Stones, and the board of the United Way's Agencies United, where she coordinated the infamous World's Largest Office Party in a Parking Deck for many years.
She is currently the founder and Director of the Joseph L Gerrettie Blue Line Heroes foundation, a non profit who pairs service and therapy animals with the people who need them.
The foundation is a legacy and tribute to her late husband Joliet Police Officer Joe Gerrettie, who passed away in 2013.
In her free time Sandy enjoys live music concerts, and especially our historically rich local music scene, being the mom of 4, and grandmother to 9 wonderful grandchildren, meditation, animals, gardening, and volunteering.
Sandy's service to the community is something she has been passionate about her whole life. "Giving back to our communities is a great way to make them better and stronger, and an even better way to feel good about ourselves."