In 1982, at age 7, Katie Satkamp of Hinsdale, IL was tragically killed in a school bus accident. Since then, The Satkamp Family has dedicated their lives to keeping children in Hinsdale safe for over 30 years.
Two of Katie Satkamp's sisters, Amy Satkamp Avakian and Mandy Satkamp Wichman, are residents of Western Springs. In 2010, Katie’s sisters and friends started the not-for-profit organization, Katie’s Foundation, to fund Safety Village of Western Springs. Through fun and interactive experiences, Safety Village of Western Springs honors Katie by educating our community children on best safety practices in real world situations.