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DuPage Foundation’s Next Generation Initiative Fund Grants $8,000 to Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans

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.

“Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans is beyond grateful to DuPage Foundation’s Next Generation Initiative for their continued work to effect a positive impact within DuPage,” said Christine Lewis, executive director for Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. “These outstanding philanthropic leaders have used their voices to bring attention to the challenges many of our at-risk veteran community in DuPage County face on a daily basis. NGI has joined us all together as we recently honored Veterans Day with the common goal of ensuring our nation’s heroes are stably housed and thriving in our neighborhoods. We thank NGI for inspiring us to work together to raise the quality of life for the residents of DuPage County!”

A special thank you to the Lorelei Foundation for generously matching $2,000 in contributions for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans grant. In total, the event raised $8,000, which was granted to MSHV through DuPage Foundation’s Next Generation Initiative Fund.

About Next Generation Initiative (NGI)
More than 15 years ago, DuPage Foundation’s Next Generation Initiative (NGI) began with a small group of individuals looking to inspire the next generation of philanthropic leaders to make an impact through their charitable giving. Today, NGI welcomes members from different backgrounds and age groups who share a common purpose: to connect, learn and give back as they make a difference in DuPage. NGI hosts a mix of activities for members each year, including social events, volunteer projects and more. Since its inception, NGI has granted more than $130,000 to local not-for-profit organizations. For more information on joining NGI and sponsorship opportunities, please visit

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