October 2018 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation
What Gives!
As we continue to celebrate our 25th Anniversary, we are constantly reminded of the generous community support over the years. Thank you for giving of your time, talent, and treasure to enhance the quality of life in DeKalb County. #forgoodforever #celebrating25yearsofphilanthropy
Sycamore Residents “Pay It Forward” with New Scholarship
Announcing the Luan and Greg Olson Scholarship Fund , providing an annual award to a graduate of Sycamore High School. The Olsons were scholarship recipients when they attended college and thus wanted to create a fund that would “pay forward” the generosity they experienced.

Career Opportunities at the Foundation
We're hiring!

If you love the idea of helping the Community Foundation maximize the impact of its grantmaking, then you may be interested in applying for our Grants Director position .

If you love the idea of collaboratively leading the use of the Foundation’s resources to positively impact identified challenges facing DeKalb County, then you may be interested in applying for our Community Engagement Director position .

$2,500 Celebration Grants - Somonauk and Sycamore
During 2018, the Community Foundation is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a number of exciting activities to celebrate, thank, and give back to the community. Celebration Grants are one way the Foundation can 'Give' back to each of the communities in DeKalb County.

Please join us for our final two Celebration Grants in the communities of Somonauk and Sycamore.

Somonauk Hometown Harvest
Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sycamore Pumpkin Fest
Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Community Nominations Welcome for Education Awards
Nominate an education professional for an Excellence in Education Award! Awarded annually, these awards are a great way to highlight and show appreciation for education professionals in the community. Deadline for community nominations is November 1, 2018.

Give DeKalb County 2019
We're happy to announce that Give DeKalb County will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2019 .

Mark your calendar to celebrate and support the nonprofit community during this 24-hour day of giving!
YEP Alumni Update With Kayla Doyle
Meet Kayla Doyle , former Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Chair and a 2016 graduate of Sycamore High School. During her three years in the YEP program, Kayla had many opportunities for leadership development and embracing philanthropy. 

So where is Kayla now and did the YEP program have an impact on her life after high school? Let’s find out!

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 .

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