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Fall 2016

F O C U S Fall


Arts DuPage Launches with Broad Strokes

director of Arts DuPage, appeared on

When Lisa Tylke,

a recent episode of NCTV17’s Spotlight, she could barely

contain her enthusiasm for the Foundation’s latest initiative. Joined

by Trustee Emerita Joan Morrissey, they highlighted the

Te new Arts DuPage logo came to fruition by tapping into the branding expertise of Foundation’s Marketing Committee and Trittenhaus Design.

substantial strides made this past spring and summer to bring Arts DuPage to fruition. Arts DuPage is a new county-wide arts council focused on promoting creativity and nurturing engagement and investment in the arts throughout DuPage County. From building community support for the initiative, to forming a new committee, to creating a new logo, and developing a new online resource, Arts DuPage has made colorful progress. Members of the Arts DuPage Committee were formally

approved during the Foundation’s Board of Trustees meeting on July 21. Slated to meet twice annually, the Committee will provide general direction, expertise and advocacy for the implementation of Arts DuPage. The Arts DuPage Committee will convene for the first time in September. A complete listing of the Committee members can be found on page 5. This past August, the Foundation unveiled its new Arts DuPage

— Lisa Tylke, director of Arts DuPage

Foundation’s suite of existing logos. Lastly, the initiative’s new online

logo. “The logo is a significant step toward establishing a visual identity and brand for not only the initiative, but for arts and culture throughout DuPage County,” said Tylke. “With one image we are able to speak for and represent our community’s arts and culture sector.” The logo came to fruition by tapping into the

branding expertise of the Foundation’s Marketing Committee and Trittenhaus Design. The Committee was tasked with developing a logo with the flexibility to stand on its own and also live within the


resource is under construction. The new website, the initiative’s first public offering, will be activated later this fall. The site will augment the promotional efforts of area arts organizations and individual artists, making it easier for the public to find, embrace and engage in our community’s arts and culture experiences. It will also provide a comprehensive list of area events

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We want people to get out, engage in and discover the amazing things happening in arts and culture right here in DuPage County.

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Inside this Issue: 2

Foundation Welcomes Four New Committee Members

Wheaton Municipal Band Endowment Fund Established; New Funds Established

Ernst and Szymanski Join Foundation Staff; Lear Promoted to Office Manager

Bright & Early DuPage: Making A Good Education a Local Sensation

Next Generation Initiative (NGI) Supports Northern Illinois Food Bank with Giving and Volunteer Opportunities

Ensuring a Legacy Through Simplified Giving: The Daniel R. Ruscitti Charitable Foundation Fund

Hinsdale Junior Woman’s Club Invests in Bridge Communities with New Endowment Fund

Smart Ideas for Year-End Benefits; The IRA Charitable Rollover is Permanent!

Foundation Celebrates 30 Years of Raising the Quality of Life Throughout DuPage County; The Pearl Ball — A 30th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit

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