Andy Konopka

Andy and his wife Bernadette have three children, all of which are attending Palatine schools. He has lived in the Palatine area for 15 years. Andy has a special place in his heart for those in need, as he learned as a youth what it was like to be “in need.” His intent and goal is to ensure Palatine area children do not do without basic needs such as coats in the winter, a good pair of shoes and a bed to sleep on.

Andy’s record of giving back to the community is solid; he volunteered 6 years as the PADS site manager for the area homeless and worked with numerous churches in organizing clothing drives. When he and Rich began talking about helping people in the Palatine community, he utilized his contacts to source additional clothing and donated items to PATH. Andy also volunteered as a baseball coach with the Palatine Park District. Through his involvement with PATH, Andy wants to do all that he can to make a real difference in the lives of others.