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July 18, 2016
Local philanthropists Jesus and Stephanie Romero

Strength Through Partnership – Jesus & Stephanie Romero

Sycamore residents Jesus and Stephanie Romero have a long-standing record of community philanthropy. As proud owners of Taxco, a Mexican cuisine restaurant located in downtown Sycamore, […]
July 11, 2016

Nonprofit Day Conference Registration Open

Area nonprofit organizations and their supporters are encouraged to participate in Nonprofit Day 2016 to be held on Wednesday, July 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 […]
July 6, 2016

Ryan Family Education Endowment Fund – 2016 Scholarship Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 Ryan Family Education Endowment Fund scholarship recipients! In alignment with the charitable interests of the Ryan Family, the Ryan Family Education Endowment […]
July 5, 2016

Can you hear me now? – Improving Sound Quality Through Generosity

Made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Freight Room acoustic improvement project is now complete! Eight large photos made from sound absorbing material were […]
July 5, 2016
Strength Through Partnership - Ballantine DeMers Family

Strength Through Partnership – Ballantine-DeMers Family

Kevin William Ballantine, of DeKalb, lived a short life. After a three year struggle with leukemia, he passed away in January 2012 at the age of […]
June 30, 2016

Application Period for Fall Community Foundation Grants Begins

As of July 1, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the fall Community Needs Grants and Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants. […]
June 28, 2016
YEP Grants Reception

$11,370 in YEP Grants Benefit Youth Programs and Organizations in DeKalb County

As the school year has come to a close, so has another successful year for the Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) program, an initiative of the […]
June 28, 2016
Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund

$125,100 Awarded in Grants to Support Music and Music Education

Out of a fruitful partnership with the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to report that $125,100 in Wurlitzer Foundation grants […]
June 24, 2016
Michael A. Cullen, Regional President, First Midwest Bank

First Midwest Bank establishes Charitable Impact Fund with $250,000 gift

The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that First Midwest Bank has established a donor advised fund benefitting local nonprofits with a $250,000 gift. […]