Chris Stebnitz Receives 2018 Community Leadership Award

27265699907_2e27be9625_oChris Stebnitz was awarded the 2018 Community Leadership Award by the Aurora Health Care Foundation on May 12.  It was a great honor for Chris to be a part of the Benefit Ball this year knowing that the proceeds will be going to purchase a Mobile Simulation Laboratory that will be used help prepare pre-hospital providers for field service with realistic equipment.  Proceeds will also cover licensing costs, insurance, and the conversion of an ambulance into this innovative lab.  It means a great deal to Chris that people who are in life-threatening situations like he was in 25 years ago will receive skilled, life-saving care from the people who bravely respond first in emergencies.

“I would probably not be alive today if it weren’t for the help of a first responder who jumped into action almost 25 years ago. I was ejected from a car after a terrible crash and suffered a severe spinal cord injury. It just so happened, a couple of cars behind us was an EMT. He ran to help and that care I got at the scene was critical in saving my life.”
- Chris Stebnitz 


About Chris Stebnitz 

Chris grew up in Delavan with his parents, David and Barbara Stebnitz, brother Ryan Stebnitz and sister Rebecca (Dahme) Stebnitz. He is the third-generation owner of Stebnitz Builders, a home remodeling company his grandfather Stan Stebnitz established in 1972. He is married to Jill, a third-grade teacher in Elkhorn, and together they are the proud parents to three sons – Sam, Mason and Grady.41235642715_95ed8984c8_o

Chris has been actively involved in many community organizations, including ten years on the board of the United Way of Walworth County, serving two terms as Chairman. He has also served on the board and as President of the Lakeland Builders Association. Some of the local agencies he supports include, SMILES, Open Arms Free Clinic, Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter, First Baptist Church, St Patrick’s Church, and of course, the Aurora Benefit Ball.

Chris enjoys spending free time with family and friends. One of his most rewarding activities has been working with kids as a coach for various sports, including baseball, football and basketball. Chris has been coaching for over 25 years.


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