February 2020 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation
What Gives!
Greetings!
Happy Wednesday! Thank you for your ongoing interest and commitment to philanthropy in DeKalb County. Together, we're leaving a legacy of love and support. #Philanthropy
Keleher Family Scholarship Fund
We're excited to announce the Keleher Family Scholarship Fund , benefiting a graduating senior from Sycamore High School.

“If we can help someone out in any way with the financial challenges of additional schooling, that’s what we want to do.” - Ken Keleher

Thank you LaVerne Gyant
Please join us as we say THANK YOU to LaVerne Gyant for her time and service on the Community Foundation Board of Directors. LaVerne served on the Community Foundation Board from 2014-2019, representing DeKalb.

Census 2020 Matters!
April 1, 2020 is Census Day. An accurate count of Illinois' population is essential to ensure that the State receives the funding it needs to properly care for its residents and provide critical services and programs. 

Participation is very important to funding and support for local programs and organizations

Welcome Justin Wegener
Please join us as we welcome Justin Wegener, Sandwich representative, to the Community Foundation Board of Directors.

Justin’s grandfather, James Meyer, served on the original Community Foundation Board (1993-1998) representing the community of Somonauk. “It’s an honor to follow in his footsteps some 26 years later and serve DeKalb County as he did,” said Justin.

Scholarship Opportunities Available
We are currently accepting applications for:
  • CHS Elburn Scholarship
  • Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship
  • Donald and Patricia Pritchard Scholarship
  • Jeffrey A. Trail Memorail Scholarship
  • Harold P. Wells Scholarship

Of the 70+ scholarship funds that exist at the Community Foundation, these five are administered through the Community Foundation . The majority of the scholarships are administered through local high schools. Please contact the school counselor at your local high school for information and availability .  

Give DeKalb County
Preparation for Give DeKalb County is well underway! Nonprofit organizations that are eligible to participate in this 24-hour giving day need to register online. Organizations must be DCNP members by March 1 to participate.

Grant Opportunities Available
Nonprofit and community organizations are encouraged to apply for a grant through any of the following grant programs currently available :


Thank you to the donors who make grants like these possible!  

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