Dick Peach, a volunteer for Evanston in numerous capacities, will receive the Corrine Passage Spirit of Evanston Award at the annual MashUp on Sept. 16.

There are few organizations in Evanston that have not felt the touch of Mr. Peach’s enthusiasm and compassion. A graduate of Evanston Township High School and the Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. Peach, the general manager of Dempster Auto Rebuilders, is a past president of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Evanston. He currently serves as vice president of Evanston Environmental Association.

Other organizations that have benefited from his philosophy of giving back to the community include the Evanston Community Foundation, Citizens for Greener Evanston, and the Fourth of July Association. Mr. Peach also chaired the Evanston Minority/Women/Evanston Business Enterprise Development Committee.

An award-winning columnist for the Evanston RoundTable, Mr. Peach has given numerous hours to improving the lives of students and members of the community.