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Loving Kindness Fund Honors O’Shaughnessy Vision of the Community

Tim and Bev O’Shaughnessy Loving Kindness Fund, DeKalb County Community Foundation, Designated Fund

Tim and Bev O’Shaughnessy

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is honored to introduce the Tim and Bev O’Shaughnessy Loving Kindness Fund. The purpose of this Designated Fund is to support agencies and programs that are focused on meeting the many needs of the community through kindness and compassion.

Tim O’Shaughnessy passed away in 2020 and this Fund was established in his memory. He was a talented photographer and loved to share his work at markets, art shows, KVAL, and at an art gallery in Dixon. Tim’s beautiful photography can be seen locally at the Sycamore Public Library, the DeKalb Park District, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, and in many homes throughout the area. He focused on the beauty and quiet simplicity of nature and landscapes, worked with light across a variety of themes, and captured the whimsical and fun essence of his subjects.

Both Tim and Bev retired as high school special education teachers. They recognized the importance of trying to meet very diverse individual needs through a variety of strategies and personal connections.

“We know these same core values will be carried on through the agencies and programs that receive assistance from the Loving Kindness Fund,” said Bev O’Shaughnessy. “Both Tim and I felt very fortunate to live in such an amazing community. Tim often said he felt so very lucky to have landed in Sycamore, which was our home for over 30 years.”

“The Community Foundation is an outstanding organization committed to building support and services through a unified community of philanthropy. We are honored to partner our Loving Kindness Fund with such a kind and compassionate model of care,” continued Bev.


Donations to any Fund at the Community Foundation, including the Tim and Bev O’Shaughnessy Loving Kindness 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 to get started creating your own charitable Fund at the Community Foundation, please contact Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or dan@dekalbccf.org.

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METTA ( LOVING-KINDNESS) PRAYER
May all beings be happy, healthy, and whole.
May they have love, warmth, and affection.
May they be protected from harm and be free from fear.
May they be alive, engaged, and joyful.
May all beings enjoy inner peace and ease.
May that peace expand into the world and throughout the entire universe.

Pictured: The artwork of Tim O’Shaughnessy focused on the beauty and quiet simplicity of nature and landscapes, worked with light across a variety of themes, and captured the whimsical and fun essence of his subjects.

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