Who's Toby?


Toby Shussin Levin (1918 – 2013) believed that all children should be wanted

and was an outspoken advocate of a woman’s right to choose.

 A generous donor to McHenry County Citizens for Choice (MCCC) for 24 years, she helped staff the MCCC booth at the McHenry County Fair into her 90s. She proudly wore her MCCC t-shirt and consistently encountered detractors and sometimes rude and vulgar comments with calm and humor by simply stating:  “I had six children because I wanted six children”!
Toby died on April 16, 2013, at age 94. Her six children agreed that a fitting memorial for their beloved mother would be to establish a fund that would help women who need financial assistance in securing an abortion. They provided a generous start-up donation and honored MCCC’s Executive Board by asking them to manage the fund.