March 2020 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation (IL)
What Gives!
We hope you are enjoying this fantastic spring-like weather. Thank you for taking a few minutes to catch up on the activities of  YOUR Community Foundation. Together, we're leaving a legacy of love and support. #Philanthropy
Curtis Family Fund Celebrates Community and Retirement
We are thrilled to announce the Todd and Christine Curtis Family Fund! This new donor advised Fund provides Todd and Christine a way to express their gratitude and love for the communities throughout DeKalb County.

"The community deserves our love, respect, and gratitude. This Fund is our way of showing how deeply we value the relationships we have made here." - Todd and Christine

Thank you Kristina Garcia!
Please join us as we say THANK YOU to Kristina Garcia for her time and service on the Community Foundation  Board of Directors

Kristina served on the Community Foundation Board from 2011-2019, representing Sycamore and the greater Latino community of DeKalb County.

Welcome Brenda Jergens!
Please join us as we welcome Brenda Jergens, Malta representative , to the Community Foundation  Board of Directors .

“I am very excited about being of service to others in DeKalb County. My hope is to pay it forward and make a difference in the lives of others and the community. I live life one smile at a time.” – Brenda Jergens

New Giving Option for May 7
Give DeKalb County is less than two months away! This 24-hour fundraising event will be held on May 7, 2020. New this year, we are excited to announce THREE ways to give on May 7.

  1. Online at
  2. In-person, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., at the DeKalb County Community Foundation (475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore)
  3. (NEW) In-person, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at the Sandwich Public Library (925 S. Main St., Sandwich)

Scholarship Opportunities Available
If you know a graduating high school senior, please pass this on! 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 .  

It Matters! Census 2020
Please mark your calendars for April 1, 2020, 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. 

Questions? Contact us.  We're here to serve you! 
DeKalb County Community Foundation | 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178
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