The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to introduce a new donor advised Fund, the Todd and Christine Curtis Family Fund. This Fund provides Todd and Christine a way to express their gratitude and love for the communities throughout DeKalb County.
In 1988 Dr. Todd Curtis started Curtis Orthodontics, the first orthodontic practice in Sycamore. The practice flourished and many warm and wonderful relationships were established with families throughout DeKalb County. These patient and family relationships made Todd’s orthodontic career a calling instead of just a job. For that, he is forever grateful. His wife Christine, a general dentist, provided support at the office and at home with their four children.
Todd and Christine live on a farm north of Sycamore. Now grandparents, they enjoy traveling to see their children and grandchildren who all live afar. The Curtis family is rooted in their faith and are grateful for the many blessings God has brought into their lives.
“This grateful gift is a thank you to those who were the orthodontic patient families at Curtis Orthodontics,” said Todd and Christine. “The community deserves our love, respect, and gratitude. This new Fund at the Community Foundation is our way of showing how deeply we value the relationships we have made here.”
Todd and Christine recognize the hardships that many families face while trying to provide for their children’s basic needs. Their hope is to assist several families over the years, in a humble way. “We trust the Foundation board to direct these funds to the area of greatest need for families with middle and high school aged kids,” said Todd.
After 34 years of orthodontic practice, Dr. Todd Curtis plans to retire in March 2020. The opportunities to spend time with his wife, their children, and grandchildren will help offset losing the daily joy of seeing patients and families in his beloved practice. Taking his place is Dr. Peter Barysenka, a talented and experienced orthodontist. Curtis & Barysenka Sycamore Orthodontics will continue to practice with the same passion for improving smiles and self-confidence throughout DeKalb County.
Donations to any fund at the Community Foundation, including the Todd and Christine Curtis Family Fund, can be made online at dekalbccf.org/donate, or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., 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.
Pictured: Local philanthropists Todd and Christine Curtis and family.