Next Generation Initiative
Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Foundation's Next Generation Initiative (NGI) Steering Committee and staff, thanks to the nearly 150 participants who joined us last week for our Inaugural Charity Trivia Night at Empire Burgers & Brew in downtown Naperville! We were thrilled to have so many with us and hope those who attended enjoyed the evening as much as we did. Thanks to your support, we netted more than $3,000 in registrations plus another $650 from our split-the-pot raffle!

The NGI would like to congratulate:
  • Here for Phil-and-a-Trophy, the winning team! Their victory translated into a $1,500 grant to support Bridge Communities, Inc.
  • Deni Stanek, for winning our Split-the-Pot Raffle!
Your investment in the NGI helps us not only increase the size and impact of our grantmaking from the Next Generation Initiative Fund to area not-for-profits, but also strengthen our ability to champion philanthropy throughout our community and provide DuPage residents like you with opportunities to connect with one another, learn and give back to important causes.

Special thanks also to:
  • Our Host and Prize Donor: Empire Burger & Brew
  • Additional Prize Donors: North Central College and Two Bostons
  • Our Trophy Donor: B. Gunther & Company
Looking to Support the NGI?

We are truly indebted to our member and sponsor partners for all of your efforts to help ensure our success. For those of you who haven't already, please make a commitment to the NGI for 2018 and consider asking your companies to either match your support or serve as a corporate sponsor for the NGI. Levels begin at $100 for individual memberships and $500 for corporate sponsorships. Click the highlighted links to take the next step and support us today!

Support the Local Causes You Enjoy!
When you renew, please also be sure to share a DuPage cause or organization you'd like to see the NGI feature at a future event. Your input is greatly valued and will help the NGI Steering Committee in its planning. Please contact Bill Pearch, Foundation marketing manager, via e-mail or at 630.598.5290 should you have any questions regarding the NGI or renewal process.

Thanks again for your support and participation!
Save the Date for Our Spring Soirée!
Be sure to sa ve the date for our next event on the evening of  Thursday, March 22 at  Granite City  in Naperville, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Watch your e-mail for further details! Sponsorship opportunities for this event remain available!
NGI's 2018 Lead Corporate Partner
NGI's Volunteer Opportunities Partner

DuPage Foundation
3000 Woodcreek Dr., Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL  60515-5408