Two Local Women Receive Allen Award

Darlene Bull and Terry Kunze Honored

Darlene Bull

Joliet, IL November 2, 2017:  One of four Reverend James E. Allen Awards for Service to the Community went to Community Services Council Membership Chairman Darlene Bull at the Project Acclaim Honors and Recognition Banquet on November 2, 2017.  The Allen awards are given quarterly. They are named after the late Rev. James Allen who founded Project Acclaim, then known as Project Pride.  Rev. Allen also served as President of the Community Services Council.  The Allen Award criteria specify a single notable event or a series of events that improve the lives of others. The full criteria and the list of recipients are available online for inspection at

Darlene Bull has notably served the Community Services Council for many years as the Membership Chairman. In addition, she is the communications conduit for up to 75 local community and social service agency members of the CSC.  All activities, events, announcements, and special opportunities of the Community Services Council members go through Darlene Bull’s computer. She regularly communicates with over 200 agencies and individuals.  K.C. Crino of International Teams has emphasized to the CSC members that because of their ability to network, share information, and facilitate opportunities for their clients, the Community Services Council monthly meetings have become the single most important meeting most of the CSC members attend each month.  Project Acclaim recognized that Darlene Bull was at the heart of that networking process.  She was well known to Project Acclaim, serving as Treasurer for the last several years.  Darlene Bull is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Joliet, and the Philatelic Society of Will County. She is active with the Prime Timer organization of the Will County Farm Bureau.  She and her husband Ed have two children and five grandchildren. They reside in Joliet, IL.