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DuPage Foundation Receives $150,000 from the Birck Family to Support COVID-19 Response Fund

DuPage Foundation Receives $150,000 from the Birck Family to Support COVID-19 Response Fund

The DuPage Foundation is thrilled to announce a $150,000 donation from the Birck Family with footprints in Hinsdale and Naperville to the Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund, bringing the fund's current total to more than $600,000. Contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other organizations will help fuel our local not-for-profits who will be impacted by and charged with responding to the repercussions of this emergency. 

“Our family is pleased to support the DuPage Foundation and other local charities in addressing the needs of our community during this pandemic,” said Chris Birck of Naperville. “My mom, Kay, was a nurse, so healthcare is a very big part of our lives. This is truly a crisis of historic proportions.”

The Foundation anticipates that the effects of COVID-19 will be significant on the DuPage community. "Donors like the Birck family are making it possible for us to support the not-for-profits whose vulnerable clients will need their services now more than ever," said Dave McGowan, Foundation President & CEO.

"The Foundation encourages you to continue giving directly to your favorite charities," added McGowan. “However, if you are unsure where to give, or would like to help fuel multiple organizations affected by this emergency and serving on the front lines to aid our most vulnerable neighbors, please join us in doing a world of good right here in our own backyard, and make a gift to the COVID-19 Response Fund today.”

Checks can also be mailed to:
DuPage Foundation
COVID-19 Response Fund
3000 Woodcreek Drive, Ste. 310
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Interested in making a gift of securities, IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution, or another asset? Contact Kait Balsewicz, development officer, at 630.598.5292 or for more information or to request transfer instructions. Our Tax ID No. is 36-3978733.

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 more than $45 million in grants to not-for-profit agencies serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond.

For more information about the Foundation, visit To arrange future media opportunities, contact Melissa Fischer, marketing manager, at 630.598.5290 or

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