Please join us as we give a big, heartfelt THANK YOU to Sarah Trygstad, DCNP Assistant. Sarah has been on staff with the DeKalb County Community Foundation for a little over a year now, working directly with DCNP Manager Ben Bingle. She has been a great asset to the team and played a significant role in the forward progression of the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP). Sarah recently accepted the Events & Communication Specialist position with Hiawatha Homes, a nonprofit organization located in Rochester, Minnesota. She will be greatly missed in her role with DCNP and we wish her the very best as she moves on to a new, exciting chapter in her life.
Sarah graduated from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in May 2017 with a Master in Public Administration, emphasis on nonprofit management. When not at school, Sarah kept very busy working in the community. She held positions at Midwest Museum of Natural History, NIU, and DCNP.
During her time with DCNP, Sarah focused a great deal on communications and marketing. From the launch of a new website and online resource center to the content creation and timing of social media and e-newsletters, Sarah took on each new project with professionalism and enthusiasm. She also played an important role during Give DeKalb County from the planning stage all the way through the giving day and final distribution of donations to participating nonprofits.
“Sarah was a tremendous asset to DCNP and her impact can be seen in nearly every aspect of our work. We’ll miss her positive attitude, her extraordinary work ethic, and her reliable professionalism. She has a very bright future ahead,” said DCNP Manager Ben Bingle.
In a recent interview with Sarah, here are a few things we learned: