The DeKalb County Community Foundation is excited to announce the first endowment fund created for the community of Malta, IL. Built through tax-deductible contributions from friends, neighbors, businesses, and community members, the Malta Community Endowment Fund will provide support for projects and services dedicated to improving the quality of life in Malta.
The idea for the Malta Community Endowment Fund came during the expansion of the Malta Public Library. At that time, the building campaign for the library was the talk of the town, bringing in a great deal of support from the people of Malta. Seeing the pride and dedication that arose from this project, local resident Kevin McArtor began to conceptualize a way for the people of Malta to invest in their community for years to come. After pitching the idea to his mom, Mary Lynn McArtor, the Malta Community Fund was on its way to fruition with a lead gift.
Over the last year, support for the fund has grown continually through meetings in the community. The fund became official on December 13, 2016 through generous support from twelve community members.
“We are grateful to those who have given generously, understanding the vision and long-term impact of a fund like this,” said Kevin. “Like so many in Malta, this is our community and our family’s community, and we want to do all we can to create a better tomorrow.”
Support from the community is greatly encouraged to grow the fund. Donations to the Malta Community Endowment Fund can be made online or in person at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For questions or additional information, please contact Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: The Malta Community Endowment Fund will provide support for projects and services dedicated to improving the quality of life in Malta both now and in the future.