September 2019 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation
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New Fund Honors Life of Sharon Conlin
Announcing the Sharon Kay (Kinczewski) Conlin Memorial Fund, created by Sharon's family to honor her life of generosity. This Fund provides annual support to programs and organizations that align with her charitable interests.

Sharon was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in DeKalb and she was known for her giving nature. Sharon was quick to volunteer, encourage others, and to give away what she had when she thought someone else needed it.

Community Nominations Welcome for Education Awards
The community is encouraged to nominate a deserving education professional for an Excellence in Education Award. This is a great way to honor those who make a positive impact in the lives of our youth. Deadline for community nominations is November 1.

Thank you to donor Yvonne Johnson for her desire to shine a light on educators making a difference in DeKalb County!

September Stories of Generosity
Stories of Generosity:
  • Julie Ann O'Connell (Wheaton)
  • Izi Myers-Miller (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!

Southern DeKalb County Training Series
September 24 kicks of the first of a three-part workshop series (located in Sandwich) for staff, volunteers, and board members of local nonprofit organizations. L ed by the  DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership   (DCNP), t he Nonprofit Essentials Training Series provides an opportunity for attendees to develop their fundraising skills.

Gift of Grain Option Available for Farmers
Gift of Grain is a charitable option for f armers and landowners to consider. By giving a gift of grain, farmers align generosity with their charitable interests and receive tax savings at the same time .

This giving option is made possible through a collaboration between the DeKalb County Community Foundation and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Foundation .

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