March 2018 edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation
What Gives!
Happy March! Spring is just a few days away. :) We've compiled some exciting updates to share with you this month. Thank you for taking a few minutes to catch up on the activities of YOUR Community Foundation.
Recognizing Excellence in Education
Five educators from Genoa-Kingston, Hiawatha, and DeKalb school districts were recently awarded for their excellence in education. These individuals were recognized for inspiring a love of learning in students and playing an active role in their schools and communities. Be sure to take a look at the awards ceremony photos on Facebook .

Introducing the
Cornerstone Christian Academy Fund
Announcing the Cornerstone Christian Academy Fund . Created through the generosity of Bud and Debra Burgin, this designated fund will provide ongoing support to Cornerstone Christian Academy to continue their mission of providing each student a comprehensive education, based on God’s truth, while building stronger relationships among parents, staff, and students.

Introducing the
Ibarra Family Scholarship Fund
Introducing the Ibarra Family Scholarship Fund . This new scholarship fund will provide an annual award to a Sycamore High School graduate of Mexican ethnic origin. This award honors Maria De Jesus Ibarra, who worked tirelessly to support her family and encourage ongoing education for her children .

Thank You Donna Larson!
9 years…that’s 469 weeks or 3,285 days. Any way you look at it, that’s a long time to serve any organization in a volunteer role. Thank you to Donna Larson  for giving of her time, talent, and treasure these past 9 years, faithfully serving as a board member of the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

YEP Alumni Update with Loren Goodrich
Meet Loren Goodrich, former Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Chair and a 2010 graduate of Indian Creek High School. Over winter break, we had the opportunity to catch up with Loren through a video interview. So where is Loren now and did the YEP program have an impact on her life after high school? Find out!

Give DeKalb County
Give DeKalb County is off to an exciting start as we ramp up for May 3. Stay up to date with all the excitement through the Give DeKalb County Facebook page. We hope you'll join us!

Scholarships Available!
We are currently accepting applications for the Palmer Family Music Education, Harold P. Wells, and the CHS Elburn scholarships, all administered through the Community Foundation.

To date, there are over 65 scholarship funds at the Community Foundation. The majority of these scholarships are administered through local high schools. Please contact a Guidance Counselor at your local high school for application information.
Your Views Matter!
If you have a few minutes, please consider taking the Together - For a Healthier DeKalb County survey. Help the DeKalb County Health Department identify and prioritize health concerns in DeKalb County.

Questions? Contact us.  We're here to serve you! 
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