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The Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services (NEDFYS) hosted a ribbon cutting and open house on Tuesday, May 30, at 4:00 p.m., to celebrate the opening of its new Bloomingdale Counseling Center, located at 255 E. Lake St., in Bloomingdale, IL.

NEDFYS was awarded a $500,000 grant from the DuPage Community Transformational Partnership (DCTP) (a $10 million grant program between DuPage County and DuPage Foundation) to fund the opening of this new center and to hire therapists to provide mental health care for youth in the Addison/Glendale Heights area.

NEDFYS increases awareness about mental health, and provides high-quality, accessible counseling and crisis intervention services that empower youth, strengthen families, and build communities.

DuPage Foundation presented a special community educational program and reception, “Transformational Solutions to Community Needs, Part II: Addressing Mental Health Needs & Substance Use Disorder”, the evening of Thursday, May 11, at IBEW Local 701 Hall, in Warrenville. The 2022 DuPage County Community Needs Assessment showed that one in three DuPage County high school students reported they have experienced anxiety and depression, and the 2022 Illinois Youth Survey showed one in seven reported that they have considered attempting suicide. Nearly 50 percent of DuPage teens reported that they have used alcohol, cigarettes, inhalants, or marijuana by their senior year of high school.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 16 – 22, 2023, DuPage Foundation is proud to recognize the dedicated service of more than 150 volunteers who donate their time and talents to advance the work of the Foundation. The theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week is “United We Serve,” since we are all stronger together. National Volunteer Week highlights the importance of volunteerism and how every individual can create meaningful change.

Arts DuPage, a DuPage Foundation initiative, is encouraging area artists and arts organizations to apply for the Illinois Creative Recovery/Back to Business (B2B) Arts Grant. A historic $50 million in grant money is being distributed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to assist businesses, not-for-profit organizations, sole proprietors, freelancers, and independent contractors in the creative sector that have suffered losses because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arts DuPage, a DuPage Foundation initiative, and the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund (JCS Fund) of DuPage Foundation, invite DuPage County governmental agencies to apply for a grant to support public art.

DuPage Foundation mourns the loss of its friend and advocate Richard G. “Dick” Cline, who passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at the age of 88.

Bright & Early DuPage (B&ED), an initiative of DuPage Foundation, recently awarded a $20,000 grant to the newly launched Villa Park Area Early Childhood Collaborative (VPAECC), to support a new bilingual outreach specialist who will provide education and resources to promote positive early childhood development for the area’s most vulnerable families.

DuPage Foundation is pleased to announce Robin Carroll, as its new director of marketing & communications. In her role, Carroll will lead in continuing to build the Foundation’s brand as DuPage County’s philanthropic leader, communicating the impact of its programs and initiatives, and highlighting community needs and opportunities to address them while seeking to increase awareness and engagement through multiple marketing channels.

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.

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