January 2019 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation
What Gives!
Greetings!
Happy New Year! As we move into 2019, we're excited to begin with the announcement of two new staff members. What a great way to start off 2019! Stay tuned for some exciting news in February on our NEW online donation system and donor portal. Thank you for your continued generosity and support of our mission to enhance the quality of life in DeKalb County. What we do is possible because of you...thank you.
Welcome Our New Directors
Please join us as we welcome new Grants Director Tiffany McQueen Lewis and Community Engagement Director Teri Spartz to the Foundation staff. Both Tiffany and Teri began their new roles on January 7, 2019 following the retirement of long-time Program Director Anita Zurbrugg. 

Grant Opportunities Available
Online applications are now open! Nonprofit and community organizations are encouraged to apply for any of the following grant programs currently available:
Thank you to the donors who make grants like these possible!

The Lil' Sam Joy Fund
Introducing the Lil’ Sam Joy Fund , created in memory of Samuel P. Baker II, better known as Lil’ Sam. Lil’ Sam was diagnosed early in life with Down syndrome. His family established this Fund to continue a legacy of kindness, access, acceptance, and teaching.

Thank You Charles (Charlie) McCormick
Please join us as we say THANK YOU to Charlie McCormick for his time and service on the Community Foundation Board of Directors.

Charlie served on the Board as a representative for the Sycamore community, a community that he loves for its spirit, vibrant downtown area, and impressive generosity. 

Campaign Update - Stronger Together
Thank you to the 131 donors who contributed to the Stronger Together campaign. Through your generosity, we successfully raised $284,417 towards the goal .

Including the generous dollar for dollar match provided by the Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation and other contributions received, a total of $643,844 in support came through for the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP).

YEP Alumni Update With Karsten Larson
Meet Karsten Larson , former Youth Engaged in Philanthropy Chair and graduate of Sycamore High School (2011). Serving in the second year of the YEP program as Chair, Karsten provided valuable leadership to help pave the way for where the program is today. So where is Karsten now and did the YEP program provide any takeaways for life after high school?

Become a 2019 DCNP Member
Become a 2019 DCNP member and take advantage of all the resources, programs, and benefits that the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership offers. This low-cost membership includes many benefits, including professional development and access to a variety of programs.

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