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DuPage Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael R. Sitrick, CFRE, JD, to executive vice president for advancement, effective immediately.

On September 30, 1986, The DuPage Community Foundation was officially introduced as the new charitable conduit for DuPage County, starting out with a $100,000 matching challenge grant as a donor-advised fund of The Chicago Community Trust.

DuPage Foundation’s staff and Board of Trustees were deeply saddened to learn Trustee Emeritus Charlie Thurston passed away on August 25, 2021.

Arts DuPage was recently listed as the top resource for everything art on the arts, entertainment and recreation website section of Choose DuPage.

DuPage Foundation’s staff and Board of Trustees were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Betty Bradshaw, a longtime Foundation supporter and spouse of the late Jerry C. Bradshaw, a founder of DuPage Foundation.

DuPage Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Laura R. Ernst to program officer, effective immediately.

DuPage Foundation is pleased to welcome two new committee members, approved at the July 15 Board of Trustees meeting.

DuPage Foundation earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition from GuideStar.

DuPage Foundation’s Bright & Early initiative focuses on ensuring children from birth to age five in DuPage County receive the comprehensive support critical in preparing them for success in kindergarten and beyond. Each year, the initiative provides grant funds for local community organizations to leverage resources and create formal community early childhood collaboratives.

Theodore M. (Ted) Utchen was a man with a big heart and a passion on his sleeve. He cared deeply about DuPage County, its people and its organizations, belonging to many, including DuPage Foundation.

Learn about philanthropists from the past whose legacies have shaped our world today. This article features the story of Joy Morton, whose legacy is the world famous Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

Transfer of wealth in the next decade or two could mean big gains for charitable giving.

DuPage Foundation Sets New Record with Spring Grant Awards

DuPage Foundation Webinar Delivers Valuable Estate and Charitable Planning Strategies for Seniors

Brooks McCormick's Legacy for DuPage County, including co-founding DuPage Foundation

DuPage Foundation Re-Accredited by Community Foundations National Standards Board

Join us on April 29 for a DuPage Foundation webinar: Smart Planning Strategies for Seniors

DuPage Foundation's Next Generation Initiative (NGI) hosted their fourth annual, but First Ever Virtual Trivia Night as a resounding success. Netting more than $6,000 for the NGI Fund, this year's trivia winners had the opportunity to recommend a grant to LIttle Friends, Inc.

Curious about what the charitable giving landscape looks like for 2021? As we await the passage of a possible third stimulus package and to see if the new Biden administration and Congress will take up significant tax reform, several charitable giving incentives have already been enacted for 2021 to help address the impact of the pandemic. 

Recently, DuPage Foundation was able to secure and grant $300,000 in Federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds from DuPage County to 24 local arts organizations to help them weather this unprecedented storm.

About DuPage Foundation's 2020 Holiday Card

DuPage Foundation’s longest-tenured volunteer, Matt Booth, is retiring this month from his role as partner at PwC after nearly 30 years where he was recognized for his expertise in both internal and external audit. His technical background includes accounting, process analysis, auditing and finance.

DuPage Foundation disburses more than $760,000 to support local not-for-profits in DuPage County.

DuPage Health Coalition and DuPage Foundation partner to provide child-sized masks for children.

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