Dana Adams

Civic Responsibility

Established in 2013, Restore Décor is a nonprofit that refinishes and recycles donated furniture items and resells them to raise funds for local families and charities. Dana Adams is its founder and director and the heart and soul behind it. The volunteer staff have saved thousands of furniture pieces from landfills, creatively repurposed them, and generated more than $1 million to help those in need. Dana’s commitment to civic responsibility extends to her professional job as director for the Illinois State Police Forensic Science Laboratory, where she sees firsthand the adversity our communities experience. Restore Décor builds and serves the community and showcases the very best they have to offer.