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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.

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.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 17 – 23, 2022, DuPage Foundation is proud to recognize the dedicated service of more than 150 volunteers who donate their time and talent to advance the work of the Foundation.

DuPage Foundation recently welcomed Yashica Weeks, MS, CFRE, as director of gift planning.

DuPage Foundation is pleased to welcome the following members to its advisory committees, approved at the March 17 Board of Trustees meeting.

DuPage Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Kaitlyn M. Balsewicz, CFRE, to assistant director of donor services, effective immediately.

McGowan recently announced his plan to retire at the end of the year after what will be 25 years of service as the Foundation’s chief staff officer.

View a list of organizations providing relief to the people of Ukraine.

On February 3, more than 150 participants tuned in to the fifth annual Charity Trivia Night, hosted by DuPage Foundation’s Next Generation Initiative (NGI). The event raised $6,000 for NGI’s grantmaking and activities.

Wall co-founded DuPage Foundation in 1986 with Brooks McCormick and Jerry Bradshaw.

DuPage County presented a check for $10.6 million to DuPage Foundation this morning to mark the launch of a strategic grantmaking partnership known as the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership (Partnership).

Bright & Early DuPage (B&ED), an initiative of DuPage Foundation, released a comprehensive assessment on the status of early childhood systems in DuPage County and what has changed since the previous comprehensive report was completed in 2016.

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