September 2020 Edition
DeKalb County Community Foundation (IL)
What Gives!
Thank you for taking a few minutes to catch up on the monthly news from YOUR Community Foundation. for good. for ever. for DeKalb County.
Spinoso Masters Scholarship Recipients Announced
We are pleased to announce this year's Spinoso Masters Scholarship recipients. Six individuals will receive a total of $30,000 to use toward Masters and/or Doctoral level education. The award recipients are Karrigan Cowan, David Long, Margaret Meyer, Paul Un, Taylor Volk, and Lauren Zaeske. 

We Did It (Again)!
We are thrilled to announce our re-certification with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations! Thank you to our Board and staff for all their hard work and dedication to excellence in community philanthropy.

The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Accreditation Program certifies U.S. community foundations that meet and exceed federal and state law requirements in practice and by policy. The accreditation process is rigorous, and undertaking it demonstrates a community foundation’s commitment to accountability and excellence to its donors, its community, policymakers, and the public. 

Welcome Yusup Orazov
Please join us in welcoming Yusup (pronounced you-suf) Orazov to the Community Foundation. Yusup is our very first intern through the Internship Program. He is currently a senior at Northern Illinois University, majoring in Nonprofit and NGO Studies and minoring in Political Science. 

Nominate a Local Educator for An Excellence Award
We are seeking community nominations for the spring 2021 Excellence in Education Awards. With all the extra work our school districts put in this year due to COVID-19, this is a great way to show educators they're appreciated. 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!

2020 Board of Directors
Did you know? The Community Foundation Board of Directors is selected from local leadership throughout DeKalb County. Each Board member represents a specific community and the county as a whole. See who represents your community and more.

Gift of Grain Option Available for Farmers
Gift of Grain is a charitable option for farmers 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.

Fall Programming For Nonprofit Organizations
The DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) begins their fall programming in September. Webinar topics include nonprofit communication strategies, year-end fundraising during COVID-19, and more. Programs are geared toward staff, board members, and volunteers of local organizations serving DeKalb County.

Questions? Contact us. We're here to serve you! 
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