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January 25, 2017
Sycamore Engine II display text

Sycamore Train Replica Reaches its Last Stop

After spending a year on display at the Sycamore History Museum, the Sycamore Engine II wood replica is permanently home. The Sycamore Engine II, a 4-4-0 […]
January 25, 2017

Honoring Martin “Marty” Hampa

In 1966, Martin “Marty” Hampa retired after completing 40 years in the railroad industry. Marty came to work in the Sycamore Train Depot in 1958 overseeing […]
November 1, 2016
IRA Charitable Rollover

IRA Charitable Rollover – A Great Incentive for Philanthropy

The IRA charitable rollover is now a permanent option for individuals age 70½ and older who want to make a gift of a lifetime during their lifetime. Donors are […]
July 5, 2016
Freight-Room-Acoustic-Panels

Can you hear me now? – Improving Sound Quality Through Generosity

Made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Freight Room acoustic improvement project is now complete! Eight large photos made from sound absorbing material were […]
June 17, 2016
Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship Award Winner Zoe Markle

Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship Award Winner Zoe Markle

The DeKalb County Community Foundation proudly announces that Zoe Markle of DeKalb, is the 2016 award recipient of the Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship. Markle was […]
June 14, 2016
Give Local DeKalb County 2016 check distribution

$428,297 In Support Raised During Give Local DeKalb County 2016

Pictured: Representatives from the participating nonprofits gathered together during the check presentation on June 14 in The Freight Room at the DeKalb County Community Foundation. This year […]
June 1, 2016
DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP)

Strength Through Partnership – DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP)

Since its creation in 1993, the DeKalb County Community Foundation has sought opportunities to promote and support collaboration among nonprofits and to enhance their individual and […]
May 13, 2016
Sycamore Fire Department and Family Services Agency - Strength Through Partnership

Providing Peace of Mind Through Grant Support

In spring of 2015, out of a desire to provide rapid emergency access to residents who have significant health and/or mobility issues, the Sycamore Fire Department […]
May 12, 2016
“Who Wants to be a Grantmaker?” drawing

“Who Wants to be a Grantmaker?” Winner

Congratulations to Bob Hadley, winner of the “Who Wants to be a Grantmaker?” drawing. As a grantmaker, Bob has chosen to award the $250 grant to […]