May 2019 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation
What Gives!
It's an exciting time for philanthropy in our community. With a record setting giving day last week and a variety of scholarship awards on the horizon, we're grateful to be a part of such a caring and generous community. Thank you!
Giving Day a Huge Success for Nonprofits
If you donated, spread the word, gave to the bonus pool, volunteered, or generally supported Give DeKalb County...THANK YOU...THANK YOU...THANK YOU! We're so grateful to everyone who made this day a success.

The current total of support raised for participating nonprofits stands at $749,243 - this number will change as the bonus pool is finalized. Stay up-to-date by liking the Give DeKalb County Facebook page! 

Stories of Generosity
May 2019 Stories of Generosity:
  • Ben Keierleber (Sycamore)
  • John Rey (DeKalb)

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!

DeLille Receives Wells Scholarship Award
Congratulations to David DeLille, recipient of the 2019 Harold P. Wells Scholarship. David is a current firefighter for the City of DeKalb and plans on using the funds to complete his associate degree in fire science through Rock Valley College.

Welcome (back) Tim Suter!
Please join us as we WELCOME BACK Tim Suter , DeKalb representative, to the DeKalb County Community Foundation Board of Directors.

“Living in DeKalb and working in Sycamore, I see both towns as my home. I love the generosity and friendliness of the people in our community! We are blessed to live in a great community with outstanding schools.” - Tim Suter

Welcome Roger Maas!
Please join us as we WELCOME Roger Maas , DeKalb representative, to the DeKalb County Community Foundation Board of Directors.

As a DeKalb resident, Roger greatly appreciates the rich agricultural history along with the unique benefits a university community offers.

Scholarships Available
Apply online for a Renaissance Scholarship or a Spinoso Masters Scholarship through June 23, 2019.

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.

Spinoso Masters Scholarship - Provides a scholarship for up to $10,000 to a deserving student to cover tuition costs of post-undergraduate or masters studies. Eligible applicants must have graduated from a DeKalb County High School but do not need to currently live in DeKalb County.

Both scholarship opportunities are possible through donor generosity to funds at the Community Foundation. T hank you to Yvonne Johnson. Thank you to John and Vivian Spinoso.

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