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Joan Morrissey Returns to Foundation Board

The DuPage Foundation is pleased to welcome back Joan S. Morrissey of Wheaton to our Board of Trustees. Morrissey most recently served as a Trustee Emerita following her initial Trustee term from 2006 – 2015 and has remained actively involved on multiple Foundation committees.

"I am honored to again serve as a Foundation Trustee," said Morrissey. "I'm especially looking forward to helping advance the important work of our Bright & Early DuPage and Arts DuPage initiatives."

Previously, Morrissey served on the Wheaton Public Library Board for 29 years and was an active member of the College of DuPage Foundation Board and chair of their scholarship committee. Joan has a deep love for the arts, acting in and directing many community theatre productions as well as teaching theatre classes at College of DuPage. Morrissey and her husband, Joe, have three grown children and nine grandchildren.

Morrissey presently serves as chair of the Foundation’s Arts DuPage Committee and is a past chair and current member of the Bright & Early DuPage Advisory Committee. We are grateful for her time, expertise, and this renewed commitment.

Current Trustees Nate Wasson and Joe Weidenbach also accepted new officer roles as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively, at the September 20 Board meeting. The Foundation appreciates their commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all residents in DuPage County.

About the DuPage Foundation

The DuPage Foundation is DuPage County’s philanthropic leader. Established in 1986 to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County, the Foundation serves our community by helping area residents and organizations realize their unique charitable goals, providing impactful support to our community’s not-for-profits, and fostering key partnerships to address critical issues affecting DuPage County.

As a 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation receives contributions and bequests from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations looking to make a difference for our community and the causes about which they are most passionate. Since its inception, the Foundation has grown to more than $95 million in assets and awarded nearly $40 million in grants to not-for-profit agencies serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond.

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