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Please join us in welcoming Teri Kleckner to the DeKalb County Community Foundation staff. As the administrative manager, her primary roles include bookkeeping, data entry, and welcoming visitors to the Foundation.
“I am happy to be joining the staff of the Community Foundation,” Teri remarked. “I am excited to see how the heartwarming generosity from our community will impact the nonprofit organizations and the quality of life in DeKalb County.”
Teri earned her associate’s degree in horticulture and greenhouse management from Joliet Junior College. In 1999, she began working as a floral designer at Kar-Fre Flowers in Sycamore. Additionally, she worked for Edge PPE in Elburn as an administrative assistant before coming to the Community Foundation. Teri, her husband Dave, and their daughter Elizabeth reside in Sycamore. In her leisure time, Teri enjoys hanging out with family and friends and watching hockey.
“Teri is an excellent addition to our team,” said Foundation Executive Director Dan Templin. “Her experience in small office management and information management systems will serve our donors and organizations that we partner with very well in the years ahead.”
Serving the community since 1993, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is a nonprofit foundation that enhances the quality of life in DeKalb County, IL, through endowments & donor services, stewardship, grantmaking, and community initiatives. The Community Foundation awards grants in the areas of arts & culture, community development, environment & animal welfare, education, health & human services, and nonprofit capacity building. Today, the Foundation manages over 446 Funds that, collectively, provide over $3.9 million in annual support for needs today and in the future.