Our Mission: Support and empower local Naperville non-profit organizations and causes through funding and manpower to help them fulfill their missions.

The F3 Naperville Foundation (“F3NF”) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. Our organization partners with local groups and organizations that are out there servicing our communities. We seek to support and empower these partners, through both funding and manpower, to help them fulfill their missions.

  • The manpower is the easy part. Over 1,000 men have made their way to F3 Naperville at one point or another and many are willing and able to donate their time and energy to help clean up a local park, stock shelves at a food pantry, deliver food to the homebound, among other opportunities.
  • The funding can often be the trickier part, however the F3 Naperville Foundation has been blessed by the continued generosity of its roster and greater community support. Donations come in all shapes and sizes. Some are one-time donations and some come through Special Events that F3 Naperville hosts to drive awareness and donations towards a specific endeavor. As we are able to raise funds through donations we look to quickly distribute directly to organizations with a local presence to help fund general operating expenses, new and existing projects, and special programs they determine necessary to support their audience.

Are you an organization looking for support? Please send us a message at [email protected]!

Leaving a Lasting Impact

Over $147,000 donated! Benefitting:

Almost Home Kids ~ American Brain Tumor Association ~ Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties ~ Bridge Communities ~ Feed My Starving Children ~ Gallant Few ~ Habitat for Humanity ~ Hesed House ~ Little Friends ~ Loaves & Fishes ~ Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans ~ NAMI DuPage ~ Naperville Park District ~ Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc ~ Warrior Wagons ~ West Suburban Community Pantry

F3 Naperville Foundation Board Members

Patrick Kathmann, Chairman

Patrick founded F3 Naperville in 2017 and was privileged to have served as its first leader. In late 2018, he helped found the F3 Naperville Foundation to help broaden the reach and impact that F3 Naperville will have on the local community.  His 20 year professional career has been spent in management consulting, and most recently in executive search consulting. When his work day is over, you will usually find him coaching his kids in their various sports teams. Patrick is a proud graduate of Marquette University, where he graduated with a BS in Biomedical Engineering.  He lives in Aurora, IL with his wife Lori and their 3 children.

Mike Olson, Secretary

Mike Olson (aka “Daisy”) jumped into the deep end of all that the community of F3 has to offer in June of 2021 and hasn’t looked back since. He calls the ‘Iron Lion’ location in Lisle his second home and has helped Grow and Serve that location over the years in multiple roles. Mike is an EVP at Executive Construction Inc, has been with the company over 20 years, and is currently focused on Tenant Interiors, Risk Management, and Operations. He also currently serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster with BSA Troop 507 and the Assistant to the Assistant Batting Coach on his youngest son’s little league team. A well-connected contributor within his communities, Mike is always keeping an eye open for ways to help connect the men of F3 Naperville with the people in his personal and professional network. ‘Daisy’ resides in Lisle with his wife Rebecca, sons Jacob (12) and Ethan (11), and their dog…….Daisy.

Michael Ruffing, Chief Development Officer

Michael Ruffing (“Uncle Rico”) was enlightened to the F3 Naperville universe in 2018, quickly being called upon to serve on their Shared Leadership Team as their Commz Q in 2019. Since 2021 Michael has been a Cadre in the GrowRuck program, the premier F3 leadership development event, travelling around the country leading overnight endurance events to help other men develop leadership principles, transfer positive habits, and unlock their potential and purpose. Michael served on the Naperville Jaycees’ Donations Committee from 2017-2019 and was the Chair of the Committee in ‘18-19. Michael is currently the Senior Sales Director at Competiscan and has lived in Naperville since 2012 with his wife, Leslie, and two daughters, Lucy (10) and Ellie (7).

Bob Happ, Treasurer

Bob Happ plugged into F3 Naperville in October 2017 as “Bob Ross” and has held various roles, including serving on their first Shared Leadership Team as the 3rdF Q and is one of the Founding Directors of the F3 Naperville Foundation. Bob has decades of Sales and Management experience across a wide variety of industries. In April of 2021, he retired from the Retail Dairy industry and now sells IT Services throughout the Midwest. Bob loves to paint and has a growing commercial illustration business. Bob holds a BA in Business and MBA in Marketing from Aurora University with an extensive art background from Northern Illinois University. Bob is a longtime resident of Aurora, IL where he resides with his wife, Marissa. Bob has 5 outstanding adult children and 10 beautiful grandchildren who live all across the county – from NYC to LA!

Mike Zada, Chairman, Finance Committee

Mike joined F3 Naperville as “Leuben” in early 2018 and has had held various roles supporting the region’s explosive growth.  He served as part of the regional growth team in 2019 and as the SLT’s Weasel Shaker in 2020.  Mike has ~20 years of consulting, delivery leadership, and portfolio management experience across multiple of industries.    He holds a B.S. in engineering from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana and an MBA in finance from DePaul University.  Mike is a long-time Naperville resident where he currently resides with his wife Blythe and their 2 daughters.

F3 Naperville Foundation Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Naperville, IL.

Federal ID # 83-3262228

924 W. 75th Street, Suite 120-130
Naperville, IL 60565
[email protected]