April 2019 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation
What Gives!
It's officially spring! What an exciting and beautiful time of year. Thank you for taking a few minutes to catch up on the activities of YOUR Community Foundation. Enjoy!
New Monthly Series on Generosity
Announcing a new monthly series, Stories of Generosity. The prompt was simple. Each person was asked to define generosity or to share a story of a time where they heard about, witnessed, or experienced generosity (giving of one’s time, talent, or treasure). Thanks for listening!

April 2019 Stories of Generosity:
  • Jason Bolles (DeKalb)
  • Lynette Spencer (DeKalb)
  • Jasmine Jackson (DeKalb)

Thank You Mark Mannebach!
Please join us as we say THANK YOU to Mark Mannebach for his time and service on the Community Foundation Board of Directors representing DeKalb (2016-2018).

As a retired Sycamore middle school teacher of 33 years, Mark was a key part of shaping the beginning of the Kindergarten Readiness initiative.

Renaissance Scholarship and Spinoso Masters Scholarship - Apply Online
Online applications are now open for the Renaissance Scholarship and Spinoso Masters Scholarship . Application deadline is June 23, 2019.

Both scholarship opportunities are possible through donor generosity to funds at the Community Foundation. T hank you to Yvonne Johnson. Thank you to John and Vivian Spinoso.

Countdown to Give DeKalb County
Only 22 days until Give DeKalb County (May 2)! During this 24-hour giving day, donors are encouraged to support participating nonprofit organizations.

“Last year we saw incredible engagement from donors with $614,555 raised,” said DCNP Director, Ben Bingle. “Give DeKalb County continues to be an exciting way for all of us to join together in support of the 90+ participating nonprofits. We look forward to seeing the generosity of our community come to life on May 2.”

Welcome Sally Bruch!
Please join us as we WELCOME Sally Bruch , Kirkland representative, to the Community Foundation Board of Directors.

Sally is owner of Bruch Financial Advisors in Sycamore and has worked in the DeKalb/Sycamore area since 1974 .

Welcome Lisa Gudmunson!
Please join us as we WELCOME Lisa Gudmunson , Somonauk representative, to the Community Foundation Board of Directors.

“Somonuak continues to be a community of people who come together and support each other," said Lisa. "So many generously donate their time and talent for the betterment of the entire community. Bobcat Pride!”

Online Donation Platform and Fund Portal
If you missed the announcement in February of this year, be sure to learn more about the new online donation platform and Fund Portal!  Both additions enhance the overall donor experience and better connect people who care with causes they care about in the community. 

Online Donation Platform - Makes the online donation experience informative and very easy to use.  

Online Fund Portal - Allows fundholders the ability to interact with their charitable fund(s) via a secure, password protected website.”

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