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Summer 2016

F O C U S Summer


Foundation Awarded More Than $425,000 in Grants from its Spring Community Needs Cycle

Each spring, the DuPage Foundation supports area Health and Human Service agencies and programs which help raise

the quality of life for DuPage County residents. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Grant Committee and staff are pleased to announce the awarding of more than $425,000 in grants to 30 area

not-for-profit organizations as part of the Foundation’s annual Spring Community Needs Grant Cycle. The grants, which ranged from $2,500 to $20,000, were formally awarded and recipients recognized during the Grant Awards Breakfast on June 22, hosted by Trustee Emerita Betty Bradshaw at Glen Oak County Club in Glen Ellyn. “Earlier this spring, the Foundation was thrilled to surpass the $25 million mark in total grants awarded since its inception,” said Barb Szczepaniak, Foundation vice president for programs. “We are delighted to increase that figure by awarding more than $425,000 to support DuPage Health and Human Services agencies and their programs. Local not-for-profit organizations work extremely hard to serve those in need in our community and we are pleased that our financial support can help them expand their efforts.”

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A Season of Recognition for Foundation Staff and Volunteers

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7 Thank You, Donor-Advisors!

NGI Celebrates National Volunteer Week and Earth Day by Supporting Local Not-for- Profit Environmental Causes

Elmhurst’s Playground for Everyone Changes the Game for Individuals with Special Needs


Te staff of Family Shelter Service wish to thank the DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund for supporting its mission of transforming lives by offering help and hope to those affected by domestic violence through a $20,000 grant it received last fall.

DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund Celebrates $1 Million in Cumulative Grantmaking

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Foundation Welcomes Bylak as New Program Assistant for Arts DuPage and JCS Fund, Bright & Early DuPage Provides Investment and Impact in Addison

Getting and Giving the Most From Your Assets, Become A Member of the Legacy Society

Fund (DMGCF), a donor-advised fund of the DuPage Foundation, was established in 2010 by the DuPage Medical Group with a mission to care for its community through charitable giving and volunteer service. Six years following its inception, the DMGCF has achieved a significant milestone by granting more than $1 million in support of area not-for-profits. To celebrate this milestone, Foundation

The DuPage Medical Group Charitable

President & CEO Dave McGowan attended the DuPage Medical Group Board meeting

on April 6, and formally congratulated Peri Todd, director of clinical research and the (continued on page 3) 1

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