Dan Templin - Foundation Staff

Meet Dan Templin, executive director for the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Dan joined the Community Foundation staff in 2005. Before his time with the Foundation, Dan spent 15 years working for the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau (YSB). His first role was as a youth mentor, then as a family therapist and program coordinator, and finishing out his last nine years there as executive director.

ROLE AT THE FOUNDATION: (Executive Director)

Dan provides supportive leadership to ensure that our mission, vision, and strategic priorities are fulfilled through the development and proper use of resources. Essentially, he works for the Foundation Board of Directors, overseeing the Foundation's day-to-day operations and helping generous individuals, families, businesses, and groups to meet needs and inspire opportunities in the community by partnering with the Foundation to achieve their giving goals.

"I am inspired by the many donors (past and present) who entrust their hard-earned financial resources with us to benefit our collective quality of life in DeKalb County. Helping generous people with giving legacy plans that align with their life stories and values, in particular, is incredibly humbling."

For questions or more information about the Community Foundation or starting you own charitable Fund that reflects your life story and values, please get in touch with Dan at 815-748-5383 or dan@dekalbccf.org.

Dan has achieved the following educational degrees: a bachelor's in psychology from Northern Illinois University, a master's in marriage and family therapy from Northern Illinois University, and a master's in nonprofit administration from DePaul University.
Faith is critical to Dan. He enjoys learning, growing, and serving others to live out his beliefs. Dan and his family live in Sycamore. One of his favorite things is spending time with his wife and two children. Unplugging and recharging for Dan involves time with the family dog, in a movie theater with popcorn, and conversing with others while sipping a glass of wine on the back deck.