December 2018 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation
What Gives!
Happy Holidays! What a wonderful time of year. It's exciting and encouraging to see the kindness and generosity all around us. We love this community and are grateful for the many ways we can play a part in improving the quality of life and creating positive change. Thank you for all you do to support us in ou r mission. #Celebrating25Years #Philanthropy
Celebrating 25 Years - VIDEO
During our Celebration Dinner in November, we debuted the 'Celebrating 25 Years' timeline video. From an initial contribution by founders Charlie and Mary Roberts in 1993 to the celebration activities of 2018, see the philanthropic journey of YOUR Community Foundation.

Grants Bring Harmony to Music Education
This fall, $73,300 was awarded in Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants to support music education. Recipients include 24 nonprofits and community organizations across the Midwest, including in DeKalb County, IL.

Youth Impact Grants Available
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) is accepting applications for 2019 YEP Grants . Nonprofit and community organizations located in or serving DeKalb County are encouraged to apply. YEP Grants have a specific purpose, to improve the quality of life for youth in DeKalb County.

Retirement Open House for Anita Zurbrugg
Please join us as we celebrate Program Director Anita Zurbrugg and wish her well in the next chapter of life, retirement.

Retirement Open House 
  • Friday, December 21
  • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Campaign Update - Stronger Together
We are in the final month of raising support for Stronger Together, a campaign designed to build endowment for the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP).

We are getting closer to our goal of endowing this important program with $122,342 left to go.  Donations and/or pledges to the DCNP Endowment Fund received by December 31, 2018 receive a dollar for dollar match.

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far!

Year-End Gifts to the Community Foundation
As you plan for year-end giving, here are a few ways to consider giving to the Community Foundation:

Your tax deductible gift is greatly appreciated! Thank you. :)

25th Anniversary Annual Sponsors
Special thank you to:
First National Bank, Ronald G. Klein, Micki & Tony Chulick, Law Office of Michael P. Coghlan, Bill Nicklas, Doug & Lynn Roberts Family Foundation, Dave & Suzanne Juday, First Midwest Bank, Richard Ryan, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, and Steve & Evelina Cichy .
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