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Zurbrugg Announces Retirement from Community Foundation

The DeKalb County Community Foundation’s Program Director, Anita Zurbrugg, has announced her retirement at the end of this year after over 7 years of service to the Foundation. Her responsibilities over the years have included directing the Foundation’s various grant programs, leading community initiatives such as Kindergarten Readiness, Youth Essential Skills, Watershed Planning, Community Economic …

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Grants & Community Initiatives Manager Announced for Community Foundation

Please join us in welcoming Marc Hooks, Grants & Community Initiatives Manager, to the DeKalb County Community Foundation staff. Marc began his new role on August 27 after a summertime search for the newest Community Foundation staff member initiated by the departure of Grants Manager Becky Zantout in May. Marc brings a variety of project …

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New Agency Fund Supports DeKalb Area Women’s Center

Introducing the M. Joan Popp Women’s Empowerment Fund for DAWC, a new agency fund with the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Created through an estate gift from Joan Popp upon her passing in September 2017, this fund provides support to the DeKalb Area Women’s Center (DAWC) and its mission. Originally from Middleton, Ohio, Joan Popp grew …

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Leadership Lab at Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation

  Leadership Lab, a program of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, held its first graduation and celebration on June 8th 2018, introducing twenty-five committed community leaders! This year’s cohort (“Lab 1”) shared six presentations, exploring the issues and proposing solutions on the following topics: “Living Together” – social inequities and understanding of one another’s …

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Leadership Evanston graduates 26th class

  The 26th cohort of engaged citizens graduated from the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) Signature Leadership Program on Thursday, June 7, 2018. A recognition ceremony and celebration was held at 5:30 p.m. at local Evanston restaurant Red Hot Chili Pepper, 500 Davis Street. Leadership Evanston Director Jennifer G. Moran said, “As a cohort, Leadership Evanston XXVI …

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Celebrating 25 Years of the DeKalb County Community Foundation

During 2018, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a number of exciting activities to celebrate, thank, and give back to the community. Founders Charlie and Mary Roberts’ vision to create the Foundation as a catalyst to grow philanthropy in DeKalb County has surpassed many expectations – distributing over $25 million …

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Evanston Community Foundation awards over $825,000 in grants

  The Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) announced competitive and strategic grants totaling over $825,000 on Thursday, May 31 at the 2018 Grant Awards Celebration and Annual Meeting at the Crystal Ballroom at The Merion, 529 Davis Street, in Evanston. ECF President and CEO Monique B. Jones opened the event with the State of the Foundation …

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