DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois—The DuPage Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Bernard W. Dan and Delrose A. Koch to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Dan and Koch were recently elected to the Board and officially began their tenure at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting, which was held on September 15, 2016, at Medinah Country Club. Dan and Koch replaced two retiring trustees, Stephen M. Burt and Daniel Maguire, who were both elected trustees emeriti.
Bernard W. Dan
Dan is a dynamic, seasoned turnaround executive and global financial services leader with a distinguished record of success in driving profitable growth in start-up ventures, distressed businesses, and high-growth organizations. A results-driven business strategist, he has been successful in visualizing and establishing critical missions, creating sustainable growth strategies, dramatically increasing shareholder value, building robust organizations, identifying and developing top talent, and delivering strong revenues and profits, despite market volatility. Dan’s specialties include evaluating business and investment opportunities, diversification strategies, mergers and acquisitions, quickly understanding companies and their markets, and making sound and profitable investment decisions.
Dan brings a wealth of executive performance experience to the DuPage Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He currently serves as senior advisor to OneChronos Group, Inc. His prior executive appointments include: CEO and board director of Sun Holdings, independent director of New York Portfolio Clearing (NYPC), CEO of MF Global Holdings, CEO & president of Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), and CEO & president of Cargill Investor Services (CIS).
Dan earned his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He and his wife reside in Wheaton and they have four grown children.
“I have served on a number of philanthropic boards throughout the years, but I am pleased to help area residents and organizations on a local scale,” said Dan. “I am impressed with the broad scope of services that the DuPage Foundation provides.”
Delrose A. Koch
Koch is a partner with Clingen Callow & McLean, LLC, a Lisle-based firm committed to providing counseling and professional legal services to individual clients. She concentrates her practice in estate planning, probate and trusts. Koch’s practice includes preparing wills and trusts of all levels of complexity and counseling clients regarding estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes, planning for closely-held business assets, asset reallocation, charitable planning, estate tax planning for non-U.S. citizens and planning for retirement, and life insurance assets.
In addition to her service on the DuPage Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Koch serves as chair of the Foundation’s Professional Advisor Committee and as a member of its Development Committee. She is also a past steering committee member of the Foundation’s Next Generation Initiative (NGI). Koch earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa’s College of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree from Loras College. Del and her husband reside in Glen Ellyn and they have three grown children.
“I am honored and privileged to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of such a wonderful institution,” said Koch. “The DuPage Foundation does remarkable work in partnering with many worthy
causes that serve the people of DuPage County. I am excited to be able to learn more about and assist with those efforts.”
About the DuPage Foundation
The DuPage Foundation seeks to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs and building community partnerships. Based on the American virtues of volunteerism and philanthropy, the Foundation fosters a legacy of support for the people of DuPage County by making grants to not-for-profit organizations working in the areas of Arts and Culture, Education, the Environment, Health, and Human Services. Since its inception, the Foundation has built its endowment to more than $65 million and awarded nearly $30 million in grants to not-for-profit agencies serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond.
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the DuPage Foundation was established in 1986 and is a publicly-supported 501(c)(3) organization to which contributions are tax deductible. It was created to benefit the people of DuPage County and receives contributions and bequests into a permanent endowment from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations wishing to make lasting contributions to the people of DuPage. The earnings on these funds are then used, in accordance with donor wishes, for the Foundation’s grantmaking and community leadership activities.
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