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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 […]
October 31, 2016
DeKalb High School Class of 1976, Fortieth Reunion

DHS Class of ‘76 Gives Back to Education

The DeKalb High School Class of 1976 held its fortieth reunion the weekend of September 23-25, 2016. Over 80 classmates attended at least one of the […]
October 10, 2016
Barn on Baseline - Roberta Shoaf, Barn on Baseline Executive Director; Michelle Alexander, Board Vice President; furry friends Dinktwo and Milo

Strength Through Partnership – Barn on Baseline Animal Shelter & Adoption Center

Located in Genoa IL, the Barn on Baseline Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, formerly known as the DeKalb County Animal Welfare Shelter, provides opportunity and safety […]
October 10, 2016
The Gracie Center - Julie Craig, Program Director; Susan Covatta

Strength Through Partnership – The Gracie Center

What happens to an exceptional child after high school? That was the question asked which lead to the creation of The Gracie Center in 2012. As […]
October 3, 2016
Sharon Dowen, Safe Passage Angels Endowment Fund

Safe Passage Angels Endowment Fund Announced

Introducing the Safe Passage Angels Endowment Fund, created by the estate of Sharon Dowen. As a designated fund at the DeKalb County Community Foundation and the […]
October 1, 2016
Promise Grant 2015

Promise Grants (Beca Promesa) To Benefit Community Organizations Serving Immigrants, Minorities, Literacy Needs

The Promise Grants Committee is accepting grant applications from charitable community organizations that provide services to underserved and marginalized people in DeKalb County. Promise Grants are […]
September 14, 2016
Strength Through Partnership – Board of Directors

Strength Through Partnership – Board of Directors

One of the most important partnerships for any nonprofit organization is the one with their board of directors. The DeKalb County Community Foundation strives to maintain […]
September 13, 2016
Excellence In Education Awards 2016 Recipients

Excellence in Education Awards Seeking Community Nominations

Community members are welcomed and encouraged to submit nominations for the 2017 DeKalb County Excellence in Education Awards. Nominations are accepted at the DeKalb County Community […]
September 6, 2016
YEP Orientation

YEP Orientation Welcomes New and Returning Members

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) is hosting an Orientation for high school students interested in joining. New and returning members should attend YEP Orientation on Sunday, […]