April 2022 - Edition
We have a lot to celebrate this month as we announce new Board members, new Funds, and so much more. Thank you to our amazing donors for enabling us to continue our mission of enhancing the quality of life throughout DeKalb County. #philanthropy
NEW Fund Supports Needs in DeKalb Township
We are pleased to announce the Howard and Mildred Eychaner Fund. Initially established in 2003 as a charitable remainder annuity trust, this gift became available for grantmaking in 2021. The Fund honors the generous and loving legacy of Howard and Mildred Eychaner. 

Welcome Shawn Blobaum!
Please join us as we welcome Shawn Blobaum, Waterman representative, to the Community Foundation Board of Directors. "I look forward to getting a better sense of what other communities are doing to enrich lives." - Shawn

NEW Fund Supports Sycamore Scholarships
Announcing the Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is named in honor of Lowell Evans and will award an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from Sycamore High School with an interest in pursuing a degree in business, engineering, or auto mechanics.  

Welcome Kris Aves!
Please join us as we welcome Kris Aves, Kirkland representative, to the Community Foundation Board of Directors. “I appreciate people who dream big, think outside the box, and then work to make it happen. I’m excited to share my strengths with the group and learn a few more tools along the way.” - Kris

Give DeKalb County 2022
Give DeKalb County is less than a month away! This May 5 giving event allows donors to make gifts of all sizes to support their favorite nonprofit organizations in DeKalb County. Donors can give online or by mail during Give DeKalb County and every donation is boosted by a portion of the Bonus Pool!

Welcome Michael Constant!
Please join us as we welcome Michael Constant, Hinckley representative, to the Community Foundation Board of Directors. “I look forward to getting more involved in county-wide operations and helping to enhance the development of all our communities.” - Michael

Scholarships Opportunities
Applications are open for the following Community Foundation scholarships through June 1, 2022:
  • Ed and Kim Kapper Physical Therapy Scholarship (For graduate students pursuing a degree in physical therapy)
  • Renaissance Scholarship (For an individual who is returning to school after being part of the workforce)
  • Spinoso Masters Scholarship (For students pursuing a post-undergraduate or master's degree) 

Foundation Welcomes New Board Treasurer
Please join us in welcoming David B. Castle as the new Board Treasurer. The additional leadership roles continue as elected in 2021.
  • Board President - G. Joseph Mitchell
  • Vice President - Christine Johnson
  • Secretary - Dan Templin

YEP Alum Update With Emma Keicher
Meet Emma Keicher, Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) alum and a 2019 graduate of Sycamore High School. So, where is Emma now, and did the YEP program have an impact on her life after high school?

For more information, please contact us. We're here to serve!
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