November 2018 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation
What Gives!
Today (11/15) is National Philanthropy Day, a day to c elebrate the charitable work that EVERYONE does to make a difference and create impact in their communities. Thank you for giving of your time, your talent, and your treasure to enhance the quality of life in DeKalb County. #thankful #celebrating25yearsofphilanthropy
2018 Report to the Community
As we reflect on 2018, we are celebrating 25 years of community philanthropy! In this digital edition of the 2018 Report to the Community , see highlights from the past 25 years as well as some key activities of your Community Foundation during this past year. Join us as we celebrate, thank, and give back to the community.

We are Stronger Together
The Community Foundation is excited to announce Stronger Together, a time-sensitive campaign to sustain the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) for the future through endowment. 

We are close to our goal of endowing this important program. Thank you to the Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation for offering a dollar for dollar match up to $300,000  for donations and pledges made through December 31, 2018 .

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far!

$198,307 in Grant Support Awarded
Through generous donor support, the Community Foundation is excited to announce the distribution of $198,307 in Community Needs Grants this fall . These grants impact 29 organizations that serve the residents of DeKalb County.

YEP Alumni Update - The Mitchell Brothers
Meet Robert and Michael Mitchell , former Youth Engaged in Philanthropy members and graduates of DeKalb High School. So where are the Mitchell brothers now and did the YEP program have an impact on their lives after high school? See for yourself!

Gifts Through an IRA Charitable Rollover
If you or someone you know is age 70½ and older, here is a giving option to consider. T he IRA charitable rollover allows individuals to make a gift of a lifetime during their lifetime.  Support your charitable interests in the community with a tax-free gift from your IRA to a charitable organization such as the Community Foundation.

Year-End Gifts to the Community Foundation
THANK YOU for your generosity to the Community Foundation! Gifts from you and grants from us make a visible and lasting difference.
As you plan for year-end giving, here are a few ways to con sider giving to the Community Foundation:

Your tax deductible gift is greatly appreciated! Thank you. :)

25th Anniversary Annual Sponsors
Special thank you to:
First National Bank, Ronald G. Klein, Micki & Tony Chulick, Law Office of Michael P. Coghlan, Bill Nicklas, Doug & Lynn Roberts Family Foundation, Dave & Suzanne Juday, First Midwest Bank, Richard Ryan, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, and Steve & Evelina Cichy .
Questions? Contact us.  We're here to serve you! 
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