Together with the Delmont family, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is honored to announce the Gina M. Delmont Memorial Scholarship Fund. Through this scholarship, Gina’s spirit of giving lives on and benefits a Sycamore High School graduate pursuing higher education at Kishwaukee College or Northern Illinois University in either the education or healthcare-related fields.
Sycamore native Gina Marie Delmont was born on August 9, 1967. She passed away on December 12, 2018 after a short, but courageous fight with cancer. She was 51 years old at the time of her passing.
Education, community service, and a strong work ethic were very important to Gina. After graduating from Sycamore High School in 1985, she went on to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Sports Medicine from Northern Illinois University in 1990. Gina went on to earn an Executive Certificate in Healthcare Delivery Management from Cornell University in 2000 and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Marist College in 2001.
During her professional career, Gina held many titles including athletic trainer, educator, clinical operations manager, and senior project manager. Among her many accomplishments, one that stands out is her time at NIU where she was responsible for placing student athletic trainers in various high schools throughout DeKalb County. Another stand out accomplishment dates back to 2008 where Gina was awarded the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) Service Award, presented by the president of NATA.
During her off time, Gina was a proud Rotarian and avid animal lover who enjoyed golfing and being outdoors. She had an enormous sense of integrity, grit, perseverance, and passion.
Family was a very important part of Gina’s life. She always found ways to connect with each family member, no matter the closeness or distance between them. Her family is honored to carry on her memory and assist future generations of Spartans as they work to achieve their career and life goals.
Donations to any fund at the Community Foundation, including the Gina M. Delmont Memorial Scholarship Fund, can be made online at dekalbccf.org/donate, or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178. For questions or additional information on funds, please contact Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.