June 2019 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation
What Gives!
We're thrilled to report that over the last few weeks, $992,962 in distributions were made for the good of the community. We hope you are able to take a few minutes to enjoy the stories and articles below. For good. For ever. For DeKalb County.
Tank Anderson’s Memory Continues to Serve DeKalb Wrestling Community
We are honored to announce the Donald "Tank" Anderson Memorial Fund. Created in memory of Tank Anderson (DeKalb native, Army veteran, and retired fire fighter), this fund serves two functions: to support the activities of the DeKalb Wrestling Club and to fund the Donald “Tank” Anderson Memorial Scholarship. 

$104,475 Awarded in "Gifts of Education"
Each year, charitable funds at the Community Foundation generate scholarship awards ranging from $250-$9,500 for graduating seniors of DeKalb County high schools. This year, 87 scholarship awards were presented, totaling $104,475.

Stories of Generosity
June 2019 Stories of Generosity:
  • Iyanla Ross (DeKalb)
  • Anita Zurbrugg (DeKalb)
  • Eleanor Floyd (Sandwich)

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!

Give DeKalb County Raises $751,050
In its sixth year, Give DeKalb County reached new heights with the most participating nonprofits, the most donations, the highest number of donors, and the largest amount raised , during the May 2 giving day. A total of 1,901 donors gave back from 43 different states and four countries.

Renaissance Scholarship Applications Open
The Renaissance Scholarship offers a $1,000 initial scholarship, renewable for up to three years to an individual returning to school for his or her undergraduate degree after being a part of the work force. If this sounds like you or someone you know, consider applying for a Renaissance Scholarship. Deadline is June 23.

$123,432 Awarded in Community Needs Grants
This spring, 29 local nonprofit and community organizations received a total of $123,432 in support for a variety of programs and projects aimed at serving the needs of the community. 

Youth Serving Programs and Projects Receive $14,005 in Grants
During the 10 Year Celebration Event on May 9, Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) members awarded $14,005 in grants to nine local organizations for a variety of youth-serving programs and projects. 

Nonprofit Day Registration Open
Registration is now open for DCNP's annual conference, Nonprofit Day (July 24). This valuable professional development and networking opportunity offers a keynote presentation, nine concurrent breakout sessions, networking reception, and more. 

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