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On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2022 (SECURE Act 2.0). The law builds upon the initial SECURE Act, passed in 2019, and includes dozens of new provisions aimed at helping individuals save more effectively for retirement.

DuPage Foundation is pleased to announce Michael R. Sitrick, JD, CFRE, as its new President & CEO. He succeeds David M. McGowan, CFRE, who retired on December 30 after 25 years of distinguished service as the Foundation’s chief staff officer.

A celebration of community philanthropy was held on Saturday, November 5, as DuPage Foundation’s Annual Benefit: Bonjour DuPage, welcomed nearly 300 guests to experience the grandeur of French cabaret at The Westin Chicago-Lombard.

On September 29, DuPage Foundation’s Next Generation Initiative (NGI) hosted NGI members, friends and guests at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton, IL for a fall social benefiting Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (MSHV). MSHV is dedicated to providing housing, supportive services and community outreach to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families achieve self-sufficiency.

As part of its Community Needs Grant Program (Community Needs), DuPage Foundation granted $473,150 to 37 not-for-profit organizations in the areas of animal welfare, arts & culture, education and environment.

Joining in celebration with community foundations across the country, DuPage Foundation is proud to observe Community Foundation Week, November 12 – 18, which coincides with National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) on November 15.

Arts DuPage, a DuPage Foundation initiative, named Robin Liefeld as the winner of the Arts DuPage Month Create-a-Post Competition.

Created by a congressional resolution in 2008 and celebrated annually each October, National Estate Planning Awareness Week seeks to bring national attention to the importance of Americans having an estate plan.

On Tuesday, the DuPage County Board and DuPage Foundation awarded $3,849,374 in Transformational grants to 17 social service not-for-profit organizations.

DuPage Foundation is pleased to welcome the following members to its board, approved at the September 15 Board of Trustees meeting.

DuPage Foundation’s Board of Trustees has engaged DHR Global, headquartered in Chicago, to assist in the search for the Foundation’s next President & CEO.

DuPage Foundation President & CEO Dave McGowan was named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the West Suburban Philanthropic Network (WSPN) as part of its 20th Annual Philanthropy Awards held on August 30 at Northern Illinois University – Naperville Campus.

DuPage Foundation recently welcomed Maureen Brink as an administrative assistant to its staff.

Arts DuPage, a DuPage Foundation initiative, received an $8,600 grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) through federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

DuPage Foundation is pleased to welcome new members to its advisory committees, approved at the July 21 Board of Trustees meeting.

DuPage Foundation’s Next Generation Initiative (NGI) and the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) co-hosted a summer social event that raised $6,000 for Poised for Success.

Today the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership Fund awarded more than $1 million in Immediate Intervention grants to 16 social service not-for-profit organizations serving DuPage County residents in the areas of food insecurity, housing instability, mental health and substance use disorder.

Wilson joined the Foundation in May 2019 as accounting associate, supporting the finance department.

The grant was issued as part of Walmart's community grants program that provides funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S.

A one-day celebration of the vibrant local arts community in DuPage, the festival will be held at the DuPage County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Gillett passed away on May 17, 2022 at the age of 85.

During the event, DuPage Foundation awarded a $25,000 Community Needs grant to YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

As part of its Community Needs Grant Program (Community Needs), DuPage Foundation granted $678,380 to 37 not-for-profit organizations providing essential health and human services to residents across DuPage County. 

NGI's next event will be held at Pinstripes in Oak Brook on Thursday, June 16, benefitting Poised for Success.

Six times a year, the JCS Fund offers visual arts and music mini-grants for not-for-profit arts organizations and governmental agencies that develop programs to enrich the creative landscape in DuPage County.

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