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MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY Greetings! We are pleased to present you with this annual report highlighting the mission and services of your Community Foundation. Our slogan is “For Good. For Ever.” An amazing number of partnerships converged in 2012 that truly exemplify that slogan.

Daniel P. Templin

Tim Dunlop

Highlights include: Endowments & Donor Services – With 19 new charitable funds and over $7 million in contributions, 2012 was a record year for the Foundation in terms of asset development! Contributions from nearly 200 donors toward the renovation of our new permanent home in the historic Sycamore Train Depot demonstrated a broad base of support for our mission. We are grateful to the Friends of the Community Foundation committee, chaired by Mike Cullen and Suzanne Juday, for leading the fund development. We also had two unique new Funds begin toward the end of 2012. The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation, a private foundation in existence since the 1940’s to support music education and performance, converted its operations to a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation. The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund will exist in perpetuity and continue to make its namesake proud. Finally, Tom Warren, a retired farmer in Somonauk, created the Thomas Warren and Friends Fund, a Donor Advised Fund that allows him and his friends to support causes important to them. His donation of farmland is a unique model for other landowners to consider for creating a charitable fund that fuels their philanthropy. Stewardship – Long-time board members Tom Matya and Mary Pritchard rotated off the board after making significant contributions to our mission. Joining our leadership starting in 2013 is Amie Carey. 2012 also brought about growth in our staff composition. We created a fourth full-time position, Grants and Community Initiatives Manager, to help administer the many grant programs and community initiatives we participate in. Becky Zantout, already on staff, was selected to fill this inaugural position. Grantmaking – We made distributions from our various charitable funds totaling nearly $1 million. The year 2012 should be the last lagging effect of the 2008 recession on our fund payouts. We are proud of the fact that we had a record level distribution during the heart of the recession in 2008 and 2009. We are committed to

continuing to meet needs throughout DeKalb County thanks to endowed funds established by private donors. Our Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) initiative continues to be a great experience for the high school youth involved as well as our board and the community. YEP youth led the way to innovation at the Community Foundation by writing and receiving a grant from Horizons Unlimited Foundation to introduce an on-line grant application and management system – starting with YEP grants early in 2014!

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Community Initiatives – The highlight of progress in 2012 in our CommunityWorks initiative was in the Land Use arena. Our Land Use Committee worked with the DeKalb County Storm Water Management Committee and DeKalb County Government in securing a grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to conduct watershed planning in DeKalb County. This planning process, which has yielded a broad base of support from many stakeholders, will provide important data to inform effective land use development decisions in the years ahead. Finally, we worked with a terrific Steering Committee to officially launch the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership – a membership-based network of partners within the nonprofit sector serving DeKalb County.

community needs and

enhance the quality of life in DeKalb County by proactively addressing expanding, managing, and distributing philanthropic resources.

Our donors, grantees, and community partners continue to demonstrate how philanthropy thrives in DeKalb County! We invite you to contribute to the vision of the Foundation….by seeking a grant to help you to serve DeKalb County….through a contribution to one of our existing funds that matches your charitable interests…. or by setting up a fund yourself that helps express your vision through philanthropy!

Daniel P. Templin Executive Director

Tim Dunlop 2011-12 President


STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES Revenues And Support Contributions Investment income Realized loss on sale of investments Unrealized gain on investment Other revenue Administrative fees Total revenues and support

as of December 31, 2012

$6,707,774 496,141 (47,045) 1,920,517 22,032 22,992 $9,122,411

Expenses Program services Supporting services Management and general Fundraising Total expenses

$880,021 186,220 60,769 $1,127,010 7,995,401



























Change in Net Assets


The Finance Committee of the Foundation Board of Directors oversees the investment of our assets as well as expenses. The following information is available upon request from our office: names of investment managers and fees charged; full audited financial statements; IRS Form 990; governing documents; and conflict of interest policy.

























AT A GLANCE Value of assets, 12-31-12

Number of separate funds

Grants awarded during 2012

Grants awarded since 1993

$35 million



$14.5 million


DISTRIBUTING PHILANTHROPIC RESOURCES Matching donor intent with community needs is one of our key roles! We make charitable distributions from a variety of funds and through many mechanisms: Grants, Scholarships, Agency Fund Distributions, and Payouts that support the Administrative Coordination of community initiatives of the Foundation are summarized on this page. Charitable Distribution Type

Arts & Culture

Grants & Scholarships Community Needs Grants CommunityWorks Grants Designated Fund Payout Donor Advised Fund Payout Opportunity Pass-Thru Scholarship Youth Engaged in Philanthropy Grants

Community Dev. & Civic Affairs


Health & Human Services

Grand Total



$82,331 1,713 33,345 2,971 4,910 33,200 65,610 2,079

$97,065 9,550 95,079 3,295 2,200


$73,177 17,600 75,208 16,706 1,500 47,782

$275,369 28,863 203,633 24,872 8,610 116,338 65,610 12,515




Total of all Grant Programs


Agency Fund Distributions


CommunityWorks, DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, and DeKalb County Community Foundation Administration Distributions Grand Total




$107,262 $65,072


$107,262 $235,115



HOW DO I CREATE A FUND AT THE DCCF? 1. Decide When to Give You can create your fund now, establish it in your will, or generate a trust arrangement that benefits your family as well as charity. 2. Decide What to Give Almost any kind of asset can be used to start your fund, such as cash, publicly traded securities, closely held stock, real estate, life insurance, and tangible personal property. 3. Choose the Name for Your Fund Most of our funds are named for the donor or the donor’s family, or as a memorial to someone special.

4. Choose a Type of Fund We offer a variety of funds that are flexible to meet our donors’ different charitable interests: Undesignated Funds Undesignated funds offer the broadest giving option, allowing grants to be made to wherever our board and professional staff determines our community’s needs are the greatest. Field-of-Interest Funds These funds create grants that meet needs in a particular field or geographic area that is of interest to you. Donor-Advised Funds Donor-advised funds enable you to recommend specific eligible organizations to receive grants. Scholarship Funds Scholarship funds enable students to pursue academic goals. You may define guidelines for candidacy, the advisory committee, the school and the field of study. Designated Funds These funds let you support specific organizations while we make sure that grants to these groups remain relevant over time and responsive to changing circumstances. Organizational (Agency) Endowment Funds Organizational endowment funds are established by nonprofit organizations to provide income to them. We handle all administrative and investment responsibilities, freeing the organization to pursue its charitable mission.


ALL ABOARD! SYCAMORE’S HISTORIC DEPOT COMES ALIVE! In November 2011, the DCCF took title to the historic Sycamore Train Depot, to serve as its permanent home. The skill and dedication of Sharp Architects, Inc.; Swedberg and Associates, Inc; and Russ Smith Construction, LLC resulted in a solid and elegant finished building. The DCCF officially began operating out of the Depot in October of 2012. This new home represents a significant milestone in the history of the DeKalb County Community Foundation as it approaches its 20 year anniversary. Operating out of the Depot significantly increases the visibility, awareness, and donor confidence in the permanency of the Community Foundation. As a catalyst to further grow the practice and effectiveness of philanthropy in DeKalb County, the Depot location better positions the DCCF to: l serve additional donors l increase grantmaking to nonprofit and community organizations throughout the County l convene and offer leadership resources around important community issues In late November, 2012, the DCCF hosted a special Open House and Dedication for current and former Board Members and staff of the Community Foundation, donors who have established Funds at the Community Foundation, and friends who support the mission of the Foundation, especially through the renovation


of the Depot. Following a Prayer of Dedication for the work of the Foundation and the Depot, the special night’s program reflected on the past, celebrated the present, and looked to the future of the DCCF. Clint Cargile, a local author, wrote a book about the history of the Depot and the railroad’s significance to Sycamore and the region. His research has been a great addition to the story of the Depot as we write a new chapter together. Operating out of a historically significant building that reflects the Spirit of Philanthropy in DeKalb County, our Board and Staff re-commit ourselves to our mission and vision.


Reception Area

Original Ticket Window

Restored Ticket Window

Staff Office

Board Room


DEPOT DONORS The Community Foundation thanks the many contributors who made it possible to put the Depot back into use to benefit all of DeKalb County. Special thanks go to Auto Meter Products, Inc., the City of Sycamore, and Doug and Lynn Roberts for having the vision and commitment to give new life to the Depot. We are proud that, with the help of so many contributors, we were able to renovate and move the DCCF into the Depot without reducing the Foundation’s important grantmaking to organizations throughout DeKalb County. $100,000 + Doug & Lynn Roberts NB&T $50,000 - $99,999 Kish Health System Dave & Suzanne Juday $25,000 - $49,999 Yvonne Johnson Anonymous John & Mike Larson in memory of Mary Larson IDEAL Foundation Curran Family


$10,000 - $24,999 Bob & Norma Wildenradt Joe & Evelyn Bussone Anonymous in memory of Thomas and Nancy Roberts Ronald G. Klein Northern Rehab & Sports Medicine

George E. & Betty B. Dutton Foundation Barbara Rauman Richard O. Ryan Schelkopf Family The Suter Company Soft Water City Sherrie & Terry Martin $5,000 - $9,999 Carol Quinn Bill Nicklas Bob & Mary Pritchard Mike & Pat Cullen Daniel & Kristal Templin George & Janie Suter Castle Bank Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd./ Dick & Candy Anderson Keith L. Foster John Henry & Mary-Glynn Boies Thomas & Joan Fenstermaker Sycamore Charities John & Robin Roberts Ron & Nancy Proesel Russ Smith Construction

$2,500 - $4,999 Ken Keleher Family Kevin & Marcy Buick Steve & Pat Faivre American Midwest Bank Kenneth Wooten & Margaret Wylde in memory of Rozine Christine Wylde $1,000 - $2,499 John & Jane Ovitz Jerry & Ging Smith Dean & Cynthia Lundeen Friends of the Community Foundation Train Silent Auction John D. & Jane Leifheit Charitable Foundation Roger & Ginny Carlson, Daniel & Leslie Macquire, Ewa Trecartin CHIPS - Citizens Helping in the Preservation of Sycamore - in memory of Marjorie Danielson Schmitt Family in memory of Ed Schmitt Tom & Karen Matya Harold Engh, Jr. Lou Jean Moyer Donald Mack Charles & Jennifer McCormick Illinois Community Credit Union Sycamore Park District Kathy Siebrasse Peter & Char Johnson Elizabeth Hampa in memory of Sycamore Depot Station Agent Martin J. Hampa Taxco Restaurant/Jesus Romero John R. & Barbara M. Nelson Crum-Halsted Agency, Inc. Lynne Waldeland Dr. Larry D. Bolles

Gordon & Lucile Melms Bill & Jennifer Cummings Ben, Valerie, & Evy Bingle Steve & Michele Glasgow Bill Lloyd Landscaping Carol Orr $999 and under Anita Zurbrugg in memory of Joyce and Joseph P. Faivre Tom & Sue Choice Michael & Lana Haines Steve & Evelina Cichy Mary E. Faivre Carolyn Faivre Roger & Vickie Faivre Village of Waterman Dorothy Goodrich Shaw Media Phyllis Doherty Wesley & Marcia Wilson Abraham & Elizabeth Bass Andrew D. Mitchell Assembly #0215 - Knights of Columbus Charlie & Patty Foster Don & Marcy Billington Kevin & Kellie Fuss Nicholas Noe Dan & Lisa Gudmunson Edward & Debra Rosenow Sisler’s Ice Gerald & Mary Lynn McArtor Jamie & Kristen Walter Riley Oncken Johnson Farms Lynn Johnson Penny Rosenow Tyrone & Donna Turner Charles Rose Kristi Misic

Blackhawk Moving & Storage Jeff & Mary Lu Strack Joseph & Marit Faivre Jason & Angela Nicol Philip & Mary Lou Eubanks James & Sandra Plescia Beth White Jack & Marcia Goodrich Cindy Capek & Ed Harvey Kar Fre Flowers Herb & Linda Holderman Don & Donna Kieso Mark & Sarah Hilde Gary & Mary Waight Bernard & Maureen Looney Mary Bell Jim & Gale Horn Carol Westlake Sara Davis Edward & Nancy Arndt Tom & Julie Weber Frank & Marilyn Bazeli Dean Copple Curtis & Karen Lang James & Sandra Quiram Bob Kyler Excavating Gene & Nancy Miller M. Nadine Zimmerman Frank & Susan Roberts Denise Weinmann Brown Law Group Kurt & Jeanine Thurmaier Richard & Barbara Holland Beverly Lane Dr. Rudolf & Ingeborg Bisanz Donald Mosher Howard Warber & Donna Milburn William & Julenne Davey John & Donna Dunn Jim & Paula Bryner Tom & Laurie Sodaro

Beatrice Bue Mary Willis George & Rita Anderson Charles & Diane Bechle Virginia Poust Wirsing Cheryl Hess Tim & Jennifer Weiss Sharon Skala Don & Mary Richgels Ronald & Genevieve Maurer John Marzolo Averil Schreiber Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club Jerry & Sandra Busby Michael & Lynette Rajterowski Gordon & Virginia Rasmussen A. Forrest & Joyce Troyer James & Margaret Bridge Ruby Jensen Leroy & Margaret Greathouse Jerrold & Carol Zar Ron & Leticia Cerutti June Wagley Violet Tewksbury Loyd & Helen Beamish Elizabeth Sauber Franklin’s Frames and Art Miles Tischhauser Jean Totman Barbara Yusumas Trittenhaus Design Named Contributions FIRST FLOOR Board Room NB&T Reception Area in honor of Joe Bussone Ticket Office Yvonne A. Johnson and Family

Freight Room Kitchenette in memory of Mary Siler Larson Freight Room Foyer Bob & Norma Wildenradt Board Room Table & Chairs in memory of Mark Joseph Bussone Freight Room Window Treatments Schelkopf Family Sycamore Train Depot History Display Ronald G. Klein Donor Recognition Display Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists Original Ticket Window Sherrie & Terry Martin Family DCCF Display George E. & Betty B. Dutton Foundation Stairway Richard O. Ryan Board Room Service Counter in honor of Dr. John W. Ovitz, Jr. given by Yvonne Johnson Rustic Door Carol Quinn Drinking Fountain Alcove Keith L. Foster, Attorney at Law SECOND FLOOR Conference Room Kish Health System Staff Office Curran Family File & IT Room Barbara J. Rauman Refreshment Center Anderson Funeral Home/Dick & Candy Anderson Landscaping Soft Water City, Inc.

Exterior Sign The Suter Company Executive Director Office Meeting Table & Chairs Yvonne Johnson Upstairs Refrigerator Dan Kenney Upstairs Microwave Brandon & Cara Javonovich Freight Room Microwave Yvonne Johnson Freight Room Podium Curt & Kathy Countryman Freight Room Chair Racks Yvonne Johnson Exterior light globes Yvonne Johnson Freight Room Portable Coat Rack Yvonne Johnson Remaining Naming Opportunities Freight Room Chairs $12,000 Freight Room Tables $10,000 Board Room Refreshment Center $7,500 Staff Office & Work Center #2 (East) $35,000 Staff Office #3 $25,000 Second Floor Foyer $7,500


The Freight Room‌a gathering place for dialogue, learning, and solutions‌is available to nonprofits, community groups, and businesses to rent for meetings, trainings, workshops, and fundraising events.

Tables and chairs can be configured a variety of ways.


The sound and projector system keeps groups engaged during presentations.

Enjoy the warm atmosphere of The Freight Room during social gatherings.

Hold your next event here and enjoy the historic surroundings in a comfortable setting. For groups up to 100 people, the room includes audio/visual support, internet (wifi) access, and serving area for refreshments. Contact Barb King ( or (815) 748-5383 at the Foundation to learn more and book an event.

DEKALB COUNTY NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIP The DCCF Board formalized its commitment to community leadership and proactive grantmaking by allocating $12,000 in 2012 to launch and coordinate the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP). DCNP was created out of a dedicated consortium of established local nonprofit organizations and resource providers who support them. DCNP is a membership-based network of partners serving DeKalb County who fund, help coordinate and are supportive of the efforts of DeKalb County’s nonprofit community. DCNP is designed to communicate, coordinate, and create programs and initiatives that raise the level of nonprofit program and organizational effectiveness and efficiency in fulfilling their individual and collective mission of making DeKalb County a great place to live, work and raise families. Member benefits include free workshops, access to discounts from participating local venders, and access to leveraging support and services. Since its launch in March, 2012, DCNP • Created a 13-member steering committee composed of nonprofit agencies, providers and donors meeting at least monthly • Secured a $20,000 grant from the Douglas C. & Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation to launch and promote DCNP • Established the DCNP Philanthropy Center at DeKalb Public Library • Created DCNP website: • Co-sponsored monthly nonprofit events, including Nonprofit Day attended by 300+ administrators and staff, board members and supporters of the nonprofit community • Welcomed 34 inaugural DCNP members providing DCNP with $8,540 in supporting memberships • Distributed over 130 timely electronic DCNP announcements throughout the nonprofit community

During a DCNP sponsored workshop with Kishwaukee College Center for Business Development and Continuing Education, local nonprofit leaders share their interest and experience in increasing organizational lean efficiencies through a commitment to Administrative Value Stream Mapping.

Julie Youngquiest, Executive Vice President, Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Chicago shares her experiences in engaging board members with Ted Rosenow, Board President, Court Appointed Special Advocate and Ann Busse Tucker, Board President, Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra at a DCNP workshop.


COMMUNITYWORKS CommunityWorks invests in DeKalb County by cultivating young learners, developing wise use of its natural resources and growing a proficient and skilled workforce. Twenty separate CommunityWorks endowment funds together generated $65,183 that was distributed in 2012 over the initiative areas of Child Care, Land Use and Workforce Development. DCCF Board Members Lana Haines and Kristina Garcia co-chair the CommunityWorks Steering Committee. Early Care and Education Goal To increase the quality, availability and affordability of child care in DeKalb County while increasing the support of the business community. Results DCCF partnered with 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care to support a full time Quality Rating System (CRS) Specialist position. Grants for over the last four years have enabled early care and education programs to enhance the care they provide while at the same time receiving additional state funding that can be used to further enhance their programs. Since 2010, over $1 million has been received by programs in DeKalb County from leveraging DCCF’s funding. All eligible nonprofit centers in DeKalb County have achieved star ratings and the county is home to two of the six 4 Star rated child care centers in Illinois. DCCF’s 2012 $9,550 grant assisted 4-C to meet the increased need of consultation and training of DeKalb County’s nonprofit child care centers in preparation for Illinois’ redesigned Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Going forward, 4-C will be able to sustain the Specialist position without need for DCCF support.


CommunityWorks funding supports a Quality Rating System (QRS) Specialist who works with classroom teachers to create a quality learning environment for young children.

Land Use Goal To provide tools for key DeKalb County decision-makers so that future land use decisions are informed, wise and serve the common good. Results The DeKalb County Stormwater Management Planning Committee has been working together with DCCF to identify opportunities to address flooding and stormwater management issues throughout DeKalb County. In 2012 DCCF partnered with DeKalb County in securing $58,615 from IEPA to conduct watershed planning in DeKalb County. CommunityWorks funds provided a $30,000 cash match along with local in-kind resources to fund this $115,000 stakeholder-driven project. The 18-month project, coordinated by a 10-member Watershed Steering Committee representing the watershed area is designed to address flooding and stormwater management issues in three subwatersheds in western Kane County and east-central DeKalb County, encompassing the communities of Cortland, Maple Park and portions of Sycamore. DCCF’s primary role is to coordinate outreach opportunities within the community. Workforce Development Goal To enhance “soft skills” education for all DeKalb County middle-school youth, while working to improve employer participation in youth workforce preparation. Results DCCF has been working with middle school educators to promote sixteen specific “soft skills” identified as lacking in the emerging workforce. As a result, DCCF developed and copyrighted the Skills for a Successful Future Wheel and distributed it to area schools and programs impacting middle school youth. DCCF issued $3,900 in grants during 2012 to middle school programs in DeKalb County. Initial evaluation of the Learning for Life program promoting soft skills at Kishwaukee Education Consortium reported gains in a number of individual soft skills, which include academic, social, ethical and character development.

Rural landowners study watershed maps to identify stormwater and water quality issues at a workshop hosted at the Depot.

“Now, more than ever before in light of the many advances in technology, as employers and educators, we cannot lose sight of the importance of soft skills. These skills set us apart and solidify our relationships with the consumer.” – Elizabeth Hoppenworth, Director of Resident Services, DeKalb Area Retirement Center and CommunityWorks Workforce Development Committee Member



For a list of all YEP grants awarded in 2013 and more information about YEP, visit:

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) completed its fourth year as a DCCF initiative. High School youth from across DeKalb County participate in monthly meetings, leadership activities, and volunteer outreach to understand the need for philanthropy in DeKalb County. The youth are familiarized with the nonprofit sector and introduced to grant making. Through youth led meetings, the YEP committee learns to analyze grant applications and identify the potential impact on other youth in DeKalb County. YEP grants support projects and programs that implement the 40 Developmental Assets™ to grow more successful engaged youth in DeKalb County.

Hope Haven Grant YEP granted $2,467 to Hope Haven to allow homeless youth an opportunity to travel on summer outings to enhance their education, social and leadership skills, and family interactions. The grant was a perfect fit for YEP funding because it had a high level of impact on youth and promoted many of the 40 Developmental Assets™. Many of the youth affected by this grant would never have the opportunity to go on trips to places like the Brookfield Zoo or Discovery Center. It helps them think beyond their current circumstance and open their mind to new learning opportunities.

Robert Mitchell awards a YEP grant check to Angie Shaulis of Hope Haven at the YEP Grants Reception


YEP Participants: 33 DeKalb County Youth Participated in YEP in 2012-2013.

Christin Bothe and Erin McGaughey fill water cups while volunteering for the Sycamore Pumpkin Run one of many outreach opportunities YEP offers

Delaney Bend, Indian Creek Shekinah Bergmann, Sycamore Austin Bockman, Sycamore Christin Bothe, DeKalb Lizzie Briscoe, DeKalb Michael Carlson, DeKalb Natalie Carlson, DeKalb Deaven Chase, DeKalb Kara Chase, DeKalb Mark Dubrick, DeKalb David Emmert, Sycamore Alexa Farris, Sycamore Shania Gliesman, Sycamore Evan Guest, DeKalb Michael Hermes, Sycamore Katie Hoffman, Hinckley-Big Rock

Galen Hughes, Genoa-Kingston Nicholas Inocencio, Aurora Central Catholic Renae Kurpius, Genoa-Kingston Kelly Marshall, Genoa-Kingston Erin McGaughey, DeKalb Adam Millburg, Sycamore Robert Mitchell, Cornerstone Christian Academy Amanda Murray, Genoa-Kingston John Noreiko, DeKalb Ryan Schultz, DeKalb Brian Steimel, DeKalb Mark Stice, Sycamore Moriah Stice, Sycamore Maddie Suter, DeKalb Katie Thurlby, Genoa-Kingston Maddie White, Sycamore Monica York, DeKalb

“I enjoyed meeting new people and being involved with the community.” – Kelly Marshall

“My favorite part of YEP is the fact that I was able to have a voice in the way the community works.” – Nicholas Inocencio

“I appreciate how YEP directly includes students in the allocation process. Not only did I help my community, but now I understand what foundations are looking for and what to include in my scholarship applications for college.” – Shekinah Bergmann, Sycamore High School Senior

YEP members discuss decisionmaking and leadership at a YEP meeting


GRANTS IN ACTION Indian Creek School District Indian Creek School district is taking a stand against bullying and promoting healthy lifestyles for school students and adults across DeKalb County. The Community Foundation provided funding to help produce a four DVD set with supplemental materials to address bullying prevention, suicide prevention, respect for self and others, and toxic environments in the workplace. Dr. Pamela Rockwood, Superintendent of Indian Creek School District, explains her motivation for the project, “while there are materials that are in the market for each topic, there is not a professional development DVD and professional development guide that exists that is organized by age level for each of the topics.” The grant exemplifies the DCCF Board’s commitment to support projects that provide a county-wide benefit and that leverage the Foundation funding with support from multiple partners.


Live Healthy DeKalb County In partnering with community leaders through the Live Healthy DeKalb County (LHDC) Initiative, DCCF is helping to create policy and environmental changes that promote healthy lifestyles and to make the healthy choice the easy choice in all of the places where people live, work and play. Through the end of 2012, DCCF granted $31,267 to projects supporting the Initiative’s two focus areas: (1) creating a walkable/bikeable community with safe family-friendly environments and (2) increasing the number of and access to community venues that offer healthy food and beverage choices. As part of the LHDC Community Leadership Team, DCCF helped to launch the DeKalb County Food Security Council composed of local food pantries, food providers and members of the community interested in increasing access to healthy food.

Filming the healthy lifestyles videos at Indian Creek Middle School with help from BarnesWest productions. Cindy Capek, DeKalb, explains one of the new trail kiosks for area bike trails made possible as part of a $15,000 DCCF grant to benefit the Live Healthy DeKalb County initiative. Additional funds from the grant will be used to provide bike racks and to promote trail usage.

Ellwood House Museum The Ellwood House Museum is embarking on a capital campaign to better orient visitors to all properties of the Ellwood House Museum. The DCCF has committed to a multi-year community needs grant of $27,000 over three years to support the installation of a site orientation exhibit in the Visitor Center.

Brian Reis, Director of the Ellwood House Association, and Agnes, Ellwood House intern, look at plans for a new site orientation exhibit.

“I want our guests to view this new exhibit and understand the importance of the history that we preserve,” says Brian Reis, Ellwood House Association Director, “this includes an understanding of the historic structures on the estate, the family that built them, and the businesses that made it possible.” The community foundation recognized this project as a good use of grant funds because of its long term impact on the community. The exhibit will be developed and installed over the next two years with an opening reception planned for May of 2015.

Canoeing youth of AdventureWorks actively work as a team as they adjust to a variety of challenges AdventureWorks of DeKalb County A grant of $2,500 to AdventureWorks of DeKalb County supports its adventure therapy programs for at-risk youth in DeKalb County through the purchase of five canoes to be used by a group of youth ages 13 to 18. Before AdventureWorks was able to purchase canoes, paddling groups had to rent equipment and were limited by transportation and flexibility. Now, AdventureWorks is implementing a weekly paddling group. Patrick McMillion, Clinical Adventure Group Coordinator explained that canoeing and other outdoor adventures provide metaphors for real life situations. According to Lynette Spencer, AdventureWorks’ Director, the paddling group will teach trust in oneself and in others and good communication skills to the youth involved.


THOMAS WARREN & FRIENDS FUND The Thomas Warren and Friends Fund, started by its namesake, was established in order to facilitate grants recommended by Tom and his committee of advisors. Warren is a retired farmer who lives in Somonauk, and a strong believer in community. His family roots go far back in Northern Illinois. “It has been a long term interest of mine to give back to the community as so many have done over the years”, stated Tom. Tom Warren of Somonauk “We would like to invite others to contribute to this Fund as a friend as we spend some time on the road less traveled”.

disabilities. In addition to the 54 residential consumers (soon to be 58), Open Door also provides vocational services for an additional 12 consumers who live in apartments, and 59 who live in the community with family or foster parents. Baker remarks, “Open Door was launched with the financial and community support of volunteers, organizations, and businesses. The Thomas Warren and Friends Fund is another example of community support which continues to enable our programs to thrive and to continue to meet the needs of persons with disabilities in our local communities.” Philanthropy is the giving of one’s time, talent, and/or treasure to help their fellow citizens and community. Donor advised funds are a wonderful way to enjoy tax benefits and the joy and fulfillment of giving to improve the lives of others. When we work together to meet the needs of DeKalb County residents, we exemplify what it means to be a community and can enhance the quality of life for us all.

The Community Foundation is honored to be partnering with Tom and his friends to support the charitable organizations and causes important to them. Recently, the Thomas Warren and Friends Fund at the DeKalb County Community Foundation presented a $10,000 check to Dave Baker, Executive Director of Open Door Rehabilitation Center. Baker comments, “This grant will be used to help fund the completion of a group home remodeling project that expands the capacity of a 4-person to a 7-person group home to meet the increasing demands in the upcoming admission of new residential consumers in addition to our existing consumers.”


This year Open Door celebrates its 50th anniversary serving 125 adults who have such developmental disabilities as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, autism, and other

Awarding a $10,000 grant from the Thomas Warren and Friends Fund to Open Door Rehabilitation Center are (left to right): Dan Templin, DCCF; Jay Rud; Dave Baker, Open Door; Christina Tuttle; and Brent Bish.

FARNY R. WURLITZER FOUNDATION FINDS A PERMANENT HOME The slogan for The Wurlitzer Company at one time was….’the name that means Music to millions’. The Company began in the United States in 1856 and was primarily known for its production of premier pianos and organs – both pipe and electric. At one time Wurlitzer was the largest musical instrument company in the U.S. Perhaps you have a Wurlitzer piano in your home? The company owned retail music stores in most major cities from the 1930’s through the 1980’s, with primary manufacturing locations in DeKalb, IL; North Tonawanda, NY; Cincinnati, OH; and West Germany. Although the company went out of business in the mid-1980’s, the Wurlitzer name has endured – currently owned by the Gibson Guitar Company. The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation was established in the 1940’s by Farny and his wife Grace. Farny, who died in the early 1970’s, was the last family member involved with the company. The Foundation began with a mission and focus of providing financial assistance to further music education and performance. The majority of its grantees were in the mid-west, but some support went to other parts of the U.S.

Farny R. Wurlitzer, circa 1950

25% to its annual grant and fund distribution total. Since Charlie and Mary Roberts began the DeKalb County Community Foundation in 1993, this is the single largest gift in the Foundation’s history. Another unique element of this partnership is that the Wurlitzer Foundation’s Board of Directors requested that their assets remain invested with the National Bank & Trust Company in Sycamore. The Community Foundation Board honored that request, allowing for a locally invested pool of assets for the Community Foundation that can grow with on-going contributions. The Community Foundation is honored to keep the Wurlitzer name alive in DeKalb County by working with the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Board of Advisors to continue to ‘mean music to millions’ through its grant support of projects that are consistent with its original mission.

The Board of Directors of the Wurlitzer Foundation consists of five long-standing members. In 2011 they began exploring ways to maintain the Foundation’s existence in perpetuity. This led to dialogue with the DeKalb County Community Foundation and the perfect solution. As of the end of 2012, the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation converted its operations to become a Donor Advised Fund within the Community Foundation. Private foundations often find many administrative benefits operating under the structure of a Community Foundation, while continuing to enjoy its grantmaking role in the community. The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund’s creation constituted a 15% increase in the Community Foundation’s total assets and will add about

Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Board of Advisors – Jane Ovitz, Frank Merrill, Harry Evans, George Buck, and Nancy Clemetsen


DONORS Undesignated Endowment Funds Bothe Family Endowment Fund Joseph & Robin Bothe Chris and Katherine Boulos Foundation Fund Stephen R. and Betty L. Brown Endowment Fund J.W. Buckner Fund Jerome and Blanche Cerny Undesignated Fund Community Stewardship Fund in Memory of Charles C. Roberts Charlie Roberts & Richard Ryan had a long-standing friendship and business relationship at DEKALB AgResearch and successor company, DEKALB Genetics. Charlie was a strong believer in community stewardship and, following his death in 2005, Rich created this DCCF fund honoring Charlie to provide annual grants meeting local needs. DeKalb County Building and Development Association Endowment Fund DeKalb County Community Endowment Fund Marlin & Phyllis Anderson Larry & Nancy Apperson Ruth & Allan Aves


Frank & Marilyn Bazeli Rudolf & Ingeborg Bisanz Colin & Deborah Booth James & Joan Briscoe Thomas & Sandra Brotcke James & Karen Buck Jerry & Sandra Busby John & Nancy Castle Marlin & Marilyn Chaplin Thomas & Susan Choice Robert Coleman & Cat Gilfillen Gloria Cook Richard & Margaret Crowder William & Julenne Davey Shirley Decorte DeKalb University Development Corporation Gerald Edwards John & Ann Engstrom Joan & Thomas Fenstermaker Lisa Freeman Norman & Marion Gilbert Umesh & Panna Goswami Daniel & Karen Hamingson Marshall & Jennifer Hayes Robert & Barbara Heimerdinger Herbert & Linda Holderman Gale & James Horn Kathleen Hott Illinois Community Credit Union Leonard & Elaine Johnson Reva Jungst Kar-Free Flowers Janice Kinczewski Kishwaukee Family YMCA Michael Larson

Gregory Long & Lri Nelson Patrick & Karen Manning William & Josephine Monat Douglas & Susan Moore Lou Jean Moyer Richard Neubauer & Jennifer Johnson NIU-Women’s Resource Center (WEC) June Nordstrom Greg & Mary Luan Olson Joseph & Margaret Pasteris Stephen Rolland Daryl & Paula Rolland Robert & Linda Russell Susan Russell Linda Schwartz William & Pauline Shearer Ivan & Judith Shils Siepert and Company LLP, CPA’s James & Judith Sisler Robb Smith Craig & Linda Stevenson Sycamore Family Sports Center, Inc. Roy Talbot Jenny & Trevor Tomkins Richard & Carol Ubl Richard & Annabelle Underwood Estelle Von Zellen Mike & Judy Wallace Tim & Jennifer Weiss Michael & Anne Williams Russell & Betty Wood Roland & Gert Wylde Veterans of Foreign War, Inc. Lewis P. Schultz - Post #1486

George E. and Betty B. Dutton Undesignated Fund NB&T Emergency Undesignated Fund Gordon and Lucy Melms Fund Operational Fund (Non-Endowed) A and P Grain Systems, Inc. Helen Abben Rodney & Joyce Angotti Arkay Analysis Company Lawrence & Donna Asselborn Mary Bell Jerry Bemis Colin & Deborah Booth James & Paula Bryner Jo Burke John & Nancy Castle Conexion Comunidad Crum-Halsted Agency, Inc. DeKalb County Estate Planning Council DeKalb County Regional Office of Education Foster and Buick Law Group, LLC Foster’s Tax and Accounting, LLC Hinckley-Big Rock School District #429 Jerome & Jan Dunbar Gerald Edwards John & Gwen Fox Herbert & Linda Holderman Brandon & Cara Lynn Jovanovich David & Suzanne Juday Claude & Mildred Kaczmarek

*New fund started during 2012/2013

Dan & Maylan Kenney Janice Kinczewki Jeff & Mary Fleming Kowalski Beverley Lane NB&T Law Office of Charles G. Rose Ronald & Barbara Pearson Resource Bank Charles W. Otto Undesignated Fund NB&T Charles and Mary Roberts Family Endowment Fund Edward and Bonita Seymour Fund Sally Stevens Community Fund Sally Stevens Albert Kerby and Helene Tink Fund Kerby & Helene Tink Richard and Carol Ubl Fund Rodney A. and Dorothy Thiele Wright Fund Donor Advised Michael C. Brown Memorial Endowment Fund Curran Family Endowment Fund Jim Dionisopoulos and Tana Knetsch Fund* To facilitate the charitable interests of the donors. James Dionisopoulos & Tana Knetsch Horizons Unlimited Castle Advised Fund Thomas A. Hulseberg Fund Mary & John Bredlau Barbara Hulseberg

Johns Family Donor Advised Fund E. T. and Jean Juday Donor Advised Fund Keleher Family Endowment Fund Larson Family Fund Karsten Larson Fund* To provide grants to non-profit and community organizations as recommended by former YEP Chair Karsten Larson. Karsten Larson W. Bruce Lincoln Memorial Fund Robert and Phyllis Miller Family Fund Bill and Bonnie Mullins Family Endowment Fund Marjorie A. Nelson Memorial Fund Promise/ El Fondo De La Promesa Fund Jerry and Ging Smith Family Fund Francis and Marjory Stroup Community Endowment Fund Sycamore Containers Advised Fund Mary Uscian Health Access Endowment Fund* To facilitate the charitable interests of the advisory committee in meeting the needs of medically underserved communities. First Congregational Church of Christ DeKalb Carl Janas & Jeanne Harris Katherine Kennedy-Kartheiser Paul & Mary Keller

David & Vickie Klick Steven & Jane Lux James & Mary Maragos Barbara Morris Nicholas Noe Nicholas Santangelo Sycamore Family Sports Center, Inc. Mark Uscian Elizabeth Virta Mary Uscian Health Care Impact Fund Mark Uscian Thomas Warren and Friends Fund* To facilitate the charitable interests of the donor and his committee of advisors. Thomas Warren Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund* The Board of Advisors from the former Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation recommend grants to support music and music education. Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation David A. Wirsing Community Endowment Fund Patricia Woodstrup Family Endowment Fund Raymond Larsen Donor Advised Fund Field of Interest Charter Grove Grange #1843 Fund Clifford and Marjorie Danielson Fund Jane Danielson Anne Pick Barbara Young Daycare for Children in DeKalb County Fund Estate of Charlie & Mary Roberts

DeKalb County Youth Grantmakers Fund Anonymous Cada Pools and Spas, Inc. Deanna & Brian Cada DeKalb Rotary Club Joan & Thomas Fenstermaker David & Suzanne Juday Ronald Klein Out On A Whim Edward & Ann Thompson Janet Hack Animal Welfare Endowment Fund Ronald and Karen Klein Endowment Fund Rowland & Lucile Matteson Conservation and Wildlife Fund Rowland and Lucile Matteson Elderly Assistance Fund Kenneth and Helen O’Kane Fund The September 11 Fund Charles and Ruth Townsend Family Fund Farny R. Wurlitzer Fund


DONORS Field of Interest – Community Works William H. and Mary M. Awalt CommunityWorks Fund Castle Bank CommunityWorks Fund Nancy D. Castle CommunityWorks Fund Tony and Micki Chulick CommunityWorks Fund Todd A. Curtis, DDS MS, Ltd. Cinco de Mayo CommunityWorks Fund CommunityWorks Fund Kenneth & Jane Dargatz Susan & John Prendergast Thomas & Laurie Sodaro Patricia Vary CommunityWorks Leadership Endowment Fund Curran CommunityWorks Endowment Fund Steven and Patricia Faivre CommunityWorks Fund Dr. Gordon and Joan Graham CommunityWorks Fund Lana and Michael Haines CommunityWorks Endowment Fund Jerry and Annette Johns CommunityWorks Fund


Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club CommunityWorks Endowment Fund Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club in honor of 2012 Service & Leadership Award recipient Ken Doubler Ken & Sue Doubler Karen Lee Klein CommunityWorks Endowment Fund Michael Klein Bill and Bonnie Mullins CommunityWorks Endowment Fund Howard and Martha Mullins Memorial CommunityWorks Endowment Fund Northern Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine CommunityWorks Fund Robert and Mary Pritchard CommunityWorks Endowment Fund Barbara J. Rauman Family CommunityWorks Fund Daniel and Kristal Templin CommunityWorks Endowment Fund Lana & Michael Haines Donor Designated Administrative Endowment Fund Anonymous Juanita Challgren James Dionisopoulos & Tana Knetsch Robert & Barbara Heimerdinger Howard Larson Terry & Sherrie Martin Carol Orr James & Sandra Quiram Lynne King Roberts Del Schafer

Sycamore Family Sports Center, Inc. Aikins Theatre Arts Award Fund John & Janet Yount Adra W. Baker Gallagher Fund J. Barr Designated Endowment Fund Bertram Animal Shelter Endowment Fund John G. Boyle Oak Crest Scholarship Fund Lillian S. Boynton Library Book Endowment Fund Lillian S. Boynton Memorial Fund Joseph and Evelyn Bussone Endowment Fund Children’s Learning Center Fund Anonymous Tony and Micki Chulick Community Leadership Fund Todd A. Curtis, DDS MS, Ltd. Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) Fund Noel & Margaret Allison Anonymous Frank & Marilyn Bazeli Nancy Castle Erboe & Associates, CPA’s Henry & Cynthia Gerdes John & Elaine Goodwin Illinois Action for Children Betty Johnson Shakuntala Kumar & Ritu Khanderia M. Morrison Barbara Rauman Jennifer Sparrow Daniel & Kristal Templin

Alfonzo & Brazilian Thurman Estelle Von Zellen Darlene Webb Pamela Wicking & John Ireland Court Appointed Special Advocate Endowment (CASA) Fund Coveny and Whalen Family Endowment Fund Anna Marie Coveny Timothy & Beverly O’Shaughnessy Greg Taylor DeKalb Area Women’s Center Endowment Fund M. Joan Popp DeKalb Bicentennial Fund DeKalb County 4-H Foundation Fund DCCF Leadership Administrative Fund Joan Helen & Thomas Hancock Anita Zurbrugg DeKalb County Excellence in Education Award Fund Larry & Stephanie Forsberg Carol & Russell Heck Yvonne Johnson DeKalb Leadership Academy Community Fund Tim Dunlop Administrative Endowment Fund Ellwood House Museum Fund Patricia Carmichael Jacqueline Eckhardt Jerry & Annette Johns NIU-Department of Biological Science Frederick & Nancy Peltz

*New fund started during 2012/2013

Brian Reis & Mary LaClair Ruth Rolf DiAnne Schmitt Floyd Flowers Family Service Agency Endowment Fund Harriett Flowers Charlie and Patty Foster Community Leadership Fund Patricia & Charles Foster Milo and Elizabeth George Fund Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center Fund The Growing Place, Inc. Endowment Fund Anonymous David E. Hall Memorial Endowment Fund Walter E. Hauswald Science Education Endowment Fund Hope Haven Endowment Fund Anonymous Howey-Guilinger Memorial Endowment Fund Indian Creek Education Foundation Endowment Fund Carol & Russell Heck Vera John Endowment Fund Roland & Gert Wylde Joiner History Room Endowment Fund Joiner History Room Richard & Kathleen Katz Anne Pick

Alex Kelm Memorial Endowment Fund Anonymous Bernice Kendall Memorial Fund Nana & William Naden Kermit and Bernice Kirkus Fund Kishwaukee College Horticulture Fund Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club Community Leadership Fund Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Fund Jerry & Annette Johns Kishwaukee Symphony Associates Ann & James Tucker Kishwaukee United Way Endowment Fund Larry & Nancy Apperson Bridget Carlson Castle Bank-DeKalb Matt Duffy Renee & Brian Ellingson David & Sharon Emanuelson Michelle Emmett Terri Forbes Darci Freidlund Kayte & Brody Hamel Illinois Community Credit Union Kishwaukee United Way Kiwanis Club of Sycamore David & Nancy Leifheit Dawn & Brett Littlefield Resource Bank Alyson Short Daniel & Kristal Templin Anita Zurbrugg

Robert and Mary Krupp Donor Designated Fund Virginia Larsen Fund Rowland and Lucile Matteson Kishwaukee College Fund Midwest Museum of Natural History Endowment Fund Steve and Janice Milner Fund Bill & Bonnie Mullins Administrative Endowment Fund NB&T Community Fund NIU Hillel Fund NIU-Literacy Clinic Endowment Fund William & Barbara Abromitis Ann Marie Babich Barnes & Noble Bookseller Boys College Michael & Karen Blaha Jeffrey & Brandi Casey James Cohen Richard Egel Fundinco Jerry & Annette Johns Richard & Kathleen Katz John & Maria McClurkin Roger & Mary Ellen Sanders Thomas & Michele Simpson Norman & Carolyn Stahl Laurel Stokke Three Initials, Inc. DBA Culvers of Sycamore Richard Vacca Marilyn Walach

Northern Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine DCCF Administrative Fund Oak Crest Good Samaritan Endowment Fund Bob and Mary Pritchard Community Leadership Fund Elizabeth Bradt Reed Memorial Endowment Fund John and Betty Roberts Community Foundation Administrative Fund Charles & Cristine Roberts Frank & Susan Roberts Thomas Roberts & Teresa Grosch Ryan Family Education Endowment Fund Jerry Smith Community Foundation Fund Sycamore Public Library Community Fund Sycamore United Fund TAILS Endowment Fund Raymond Tourville Illinois Foreign Language Teacher Fund Robert and Norma Wildenradt Community Leadership Fund Guyla Winebrener Oak Crest Scholarship Fund Guyla Winebrener Estate Voluntary Action Center Fund


DONORS Agency Altrusa Club & Daily Chronicle Literacy Fund Ben Gordon Center Foundation Fund DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. Endowment Fund Milford Clausen Ann Koski Kathleen Koski Kevin Koski Lauri Koski DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. DeKalb Barb Boosters Endowment Fund DeKalb County Forest Preserve Endowment Fund DeKalb County Nursing Home Foundation Endowment Fund DeKalb County Nursing Home Foundation Ms. Mary Joanne Burrows Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Casella Mr. & Mrs. Arnold L. Clarke Mr. & Mrs. Bob Diedrich Ms. Mary R. Dittman Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Engel


Ms. Dolores Gallagher Mr. & Mrs. Norman S. Gilbert Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Hadley Ms. Joan Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. Raymond L. Larson Mr. & Mrs. Orrin Merritt, III Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Pasteris Ms. Linda L. Pool Mrs. Mariann H. Riippi Mr. & Mrs. Roland P. Schreiber Dr. & Mrs. Ivan H. Shils Mr. & Mrs. Larry R. Sill Mr. & Mrs. George Smith Village of Waterman Mr. Donald C. Whitmore DeKalb Education Foundation Fund DeKalb First United Methodist Church Fund First United Methodist Foundation DiAnne Schmitt DeKalb Park District Endowment Fund DeKalb Park District DeKalb Public Library Endowment Fund Vincent & Patricia McMahon Beverly Pigott Gurler Heritage Association Endowment Fund Jacob Haish Memorial Hospital Endowment Fund Sheila Ary Kishwaukee Family YMCA Endowment Fund

North Grove School Preservation Fund in Memory of Kenneth Marsh Patsy & William Lundberg Open Door Founder’s Fund Opportunity House Endowment Fund Opportunity House, Inc. RAMP Endowment Fund to benefit people with disabilities in DeKalb County Sandwich Fair Association Fund Richard & Holly Anderson Sandwich Fair Association, Inc. Brian & Brittany Eberle Sherry Fox Kenneth & Charlotte Tyrrell Somonauk Education Foundation Endowment Fund Somonauk Education Foundation Stage Coach Players Fund Jerry & Annette Johns Sycamore Education Foundation Fund Sycamore Education Foundation Sycamore Park District Endowment Fund Sycamore Sports Boosters Endowment Fund Wirtz Family Foundation Fund Scholarships Christopher E. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund David & Ellen Anderson Kelly & Jee Brandes Steve & Jane Degolier Terry & Jacqueline Dickow Stephen Eckert & Susan Lukaart Michelle Emmett

Tyson Fogel & Lindsey Anderson Elizabeth George Harvest Food Group Timothy & Ann Lehan Lisa Eckert Design Amy Mastroianni Mike Mooney & Denise Rode A. & Peggy Newby Craig Popp Timothy & Kristine Walsh Michael & Anne Williams Emma Anderson Scholarship Fund Kevin Ballantine Memorial Scholarship Fund* To support DeKalb High School graduates who are involved in the music department, lead by example, encourage their peers, and treat others as equals. Jesus & Guadalupe Aguayo John & Ernestine Axelson Brian Balika David & Shirley Balika David & Agnes Ballantine David Ballantine & Diane DeMers Abraham & Elizabeth Bass Brian & Ame Bickner Neil Blackstone & Anne Berg Charles & Martha Brown Donald & Kathleen Buckner Marvin & Betty Bures

*New fund started during 2012/2013

Jon & Patti Carnahan Marion Clifton Joseph Conklin Kenneth & Anne Davidson DeKalb County Swim Team William & Barbara Demers Sue Ann Doederlein Paul & Mary Dubrick Terrence & Cynthia Dugan Pamela Dunlap Geralyn Fiedler Joseph & Jean Gastiger Alan & Carol Genis John & Joan Gorenz Catherine Granton Gary & Holly Gresholdt Jamie Harwig William & Janice Higgins Timothy & Susan Higham Roger & Wendi Hintzche James Horn Harold & Florence Husa Jeff & Mary Fleming Kowalski Laura Lee Timothy & Ann Lehan Edward & Rose Mansell Carolyn Massey William & Andreana McCabe Claude & Lynda McKibben Edward Miguel & Christine Hoy-Miguel Elia Molburg James & Lynne Morel Orayb Najjar New Beginnings

NIU-Department of Chemistry Oaken Acres Wildlife Center Roger & Ellen Olsen Brian & Cindy Osterberg Patricia Ottolino Joan Phelan Joseph & Catherine Pivonka Aimee Pollack Prairie View Dental, LLC Susan & John Prendergast Morley & Maureen Russell Victor Ryzhov & Natalia Vinokur Valerie Sawyer John Schaeffer & Laura Jean Bird Thomas Sims & Pamela Collins David & Lynn Slater Jie Song Robert & Margaret Stanton Michael & Patricia Tattersall David Valentiner & Nina Mounts Harry & Jean Vogt R. Waldorf Michael Van Buer & Doris MacDonald Mark Van Wienen Anita Zurbrugg Bobcat Scholarship Fund Alvin & Myrtie Warren Marvin and Gladys Bridger Scholarship Lois L. Callahan Scholarship Fund Barbara Cummings Memorial Scholarship Fund DeKalb County 4-H Scholarship Fund

DeKalb County Dental Society Fund Todd A. Curtis, DDS MS, Ltd. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for Northern Illinois, SC Frederick & Nancy Peltz DeKalb High School Class of ‘63 Scholarship Fund Diane Ballard Teri Benson William & Jacqueline Buehring Ron & Kathy Burright Jean Carlson Arnold & Evelyn Kupec Patricia McKinley James & Lynne Morel Fizz Ehrler Automotive Technology Scholarship Fund June Ehrler Keith and Viella Glidden Scholarship Fund Julie Eggert Haka Memorial Scholarship Fund Michael Heimerdinger Scholarship Fund* To provide scholarship support to DeKalb High School student athletes involved in football and at least one other sport; and who exemplify the character of Michael. Pat Barron Robert & Barbara Heimerdinger Mary & Mark Hotwagner Philip & Kathleen Morrow Donald & Barbara Sebby

Barbara Swisher Holland (’55) & Richard C. Holland Fund Jerry and Annette Johns Future Teachers Scholarship Fund Peter L. Johnson Scholarship Fund Rhoda Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund Peter & Char Johnson Michelle Jouris Memorial Scholarship Fund Bonita & Gene Ruder Donald D. Kendall Fund Nana Kendall & William Naden Kiwanis Club of DeKalb Scholarship Fund Barry & Jan Melton James & Lynne Morel Dan & Eve Rey John & Marjorie Rey Merilyn Scholl John & Rebecca Smith Tri-County Kiwanis Estelle Von Zellen James & Janice Womack David & Nancy Wood Emmette and Kathleen Land Memorial Scholarship Fund Deborah & Martin Buckley Justin & Amy Land A. Raymond and Lois H. (Sohne) Linden Scholarship Fund Candice & Walter Chaffee Donald C. Mack Scholarship Fund


DONORS Terry and Sherrie Martin Scholarship Fund* To provide scholarship support to Indian Creek High School graduates who were involved in extra-curricular activities and are going on to study in a variety of potential interest areas. Terry & Sherrie Martin Malta Lions Club Scholarship Fund Malta Lions Club Chester & Janet Palmer Rowland and Lucile Matteson High School Scholarship Fund Wayne Mcllrath Family Scholarship Fund John D. Meier Memorial Scholarship Fund Madeline Middleton Memorial Scholarship Evelyn S. Nelson Scholarship Fund Marybeth O’Brien McGill Scholarship Fund* To provide academic support to a DeKalb High School graduate female from who participated in the swim team and achieved academic success. Christopher Adams Sally Betz Katherine Crain Valerie Edwards


Joe Farrell George Glasshagel James Gregg Dan Jones Susie Kim Susan Lukasik Lawrence Martin McCrea Family Thomas McKay Lance McGill Mary Beth McGinnis Andrea McPike Julie McPike Albert Pender Dennis Quinn Ivan & Judith Shils John & Jacqueline Simon Mary Stith Kathy & Albert Watkins Christine Wells Michelle Welsh Manlead Yuen Harland L. and Mable Orr Memorial Scholarship Fund Carol Orr Northern Illinois Endodontics Scholarship Fund Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship Fund Arkay Analysis Company George & Joyce Bean William & Patricia Curran John & Janice Docherty Robert & Dianne Donaldson

Leo & Patt Elliott Gail Farwell & Heidi Scholl Gary Graeff Janette Jones Ronald & Kathy Modell NB&T Gary Palmer R. Yerkes Rebecca (Becky) Parker Scholarship Fund Eleanor Anglin Price Scholarship Fund Thomas R. Rauman Memorial Scholarship Fund Renaissance Education Scholarship Fund Yvonne Johnson Edwin “Skinny” Riippi Memorial Scholarship Fund Doris Riippi Mildred Sulaver Jolynn Wisted Rogers Memorial Scholarship Fund Sharon L. Rosenow Memorial Scholarship Fund Crum-Halsted Agency, Inc. Edward & Debra Rosenow Christopher David Sanderson Memorial Scholarship Fund William G. Schinske Memorial Scholarship Fund Kay & William Tallyn

Gilbert ‘Gib’ Seegers Science Scholarship Fund* This scholarship, in memory of this science teacher, supports Sycamore High School graduates going on to study chemistry or physics. Lori Bross Dale Evans Tracy & Beth Jones Gary & Joanne Seegers Mary Ann Seegers Roy W. “Smitty” and Cora E. “Cody” Smith Football Scholarship Fund Kathleen and Kenneth Spears Scholarship Fund Beatrice M. Stankus Memorial Scholarship Fund Augustana College Dave Stoddard Memorial Scholarship Fund American Midwest Bank Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory Barry & Jan Melton Bob Kyler Excavating Brian Scholle Daniel Gackowski Daniel Olsen David & Nancy Leifheit Illini Tire of DeKalb Illinois River Energy, LLC Ken & Dorothy Stoddard Kiwanis Club of DeKalb Malta Veterinary Hospital, P/C

*New fund started during 2012/2013

P.H. Bakken Robert & Nancy Higdon Ryan Bourdages State Farm Insurance and Financial Services Sycamore Sign Company Thomas Leese Thomas & Nancy Plote William Scholl Steven Streb Memorial Scholarship Fund Charlotte Sundly Memorial Scholarship Fund Sycamore Masonic Lodge Scholarship Fund Barry Robert Totty Memorial Scholarship Fund Terry & Diane Parkhouse James “Jimmy” Vaughn Scholarship Fund Harold P. Wells Scholarship Fund Drew & Tracie Wells Wilma Wells Pass Through Fund Cortland Community Pass Through Fund DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership Pass Through Fund* To connect grants and supporting membership contributions with the mission and services of the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership.

Farm Bureau for University Extension DeKalb County Unit Pass Through Fund IHSA Football Championship – Destination DeKalb Fund* To allow donors to support the biannual IHSA Football Championship as they are hosted by NIU in DeKalb. Mister Pumpkin Pass Through Fund Northern Illinois Endodontics Health Care Scholarship Fund Spinoso Masters Scholarship Fund* To contribute to the educational expenses of students who have graduated from a DeKalb County, IL high school and are pursuing graduate studies at an accredited college/university. Sycamore Train Depot Pass Through Fund Wally Thurow Tribute Fund* To create a lasting tribute in honor of Wally Thurow, and his contributions to Sycamore, including creating the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival.

In Honor Of Joe Bussone Micki Chulick Diane Demers & David Ballantine 2012 Service and Leadership Award Recipient, Ken Doubler Floyd Flowers Jerry Johns Dean Lyman Meredith Land Machin & Rick Machin Brad & Jane Manning Barbara & Jack Nelson Gingie Noe Ann D. Pick Mark & Moriah Stice In Memory Of Christopher Anderson Tom Anderson Kevin Ballantine Don Ballard & Diane Hiland Kurt Biss, M.D. James “Jimmer” Busby George Chapman Clarion Russel Clausen Raymond Cook Marjorie Danielson Joan M. Edwards Joe Ennis Joyce & Joseph P. Faivre Ray & Madge Gile Elroy “Al” Golden Richard Grose

Barry Haber Jane Hapeman Janice Hayes Michael Heimerdinger Clayton Hess Michelle Jouris Phyllis Kelley Evelyn “Ev” Koski Emmette & Kathleen Land Mary S. Larson Phyllis Miller Charles H. Orr Dee Palmer Chuck Pease Judge & Mrs. Cassius Poust Robert Reid Les Rekeweg Ed Schmitt Hazel Seitzinger Thomas Stark C.P.A. Joanne Strub Brian Suddeth Irene Talbot Marta Templin Wally Thurow Ann Underwood Mary Uscian Richard Wagley Rozine Wylde Jodie Yamaguci




Long-standing Board Members Tom Matya and Mary Pritchard retired at the end of 2012. They both served a total of nine years on the Foundation Board. We thank them for their outstanding service and contributions. We welcome Amie Carey who joined us in early 2013.

Executive Tim Dunlop (Chair), Tom Matya, Frank Roberts, Lana Haines, Mary Pritchard, Tim Suter, Donna Larson, Kevin Buick, Penny Rosenow, Dan Templin

Amie Carey Hinckley

Grants Kevin Buick (Chair) Marketing & Development Donna Larson (Chair)

DCCF STAFF Dan Templin, Executive Director Anita Zurbrugg, Program Director Becky Zantout, Grants & Community Initiatives Manager

Dan Templin

Anita Zurbrugg

Becky Zantout


CommunityWorks Steering Lana Haines (Chair) Marcia Goodrich & Micki Chulick (Co-Chairs, Child Care Vision Committee) Lana Haines & Donna Prain (Co-Chairs, Land Use Committee) Kristina Garcia & Evelina Cichy (Co-Chairs, Workforce Development Vision Committee) Youth Engaged In Philanthropy David Emmert (Chair) Tim Suter & Penny Rosenow (DCCF Board Advisors)

Emily Anderson, Administrative Manager Barb King, Administrative Manager

Finance Frank Roberts (Chair)

Emily Anderson

Barb King

A Note of Thanks: Special acknowledgement to Trittenhaus Design and Castle PrinTech for the production of this Annual Report. Thanks also to Womack Photography, Kyler Photography and Sharp Architects, Inc.

Governance Mary Pritchard (Chair) Sycamore Train Depot Ad Hoc Committee Tim Suter (Project Manager)


Marcy Billington Kingston

Larry D. Bolles DeKalb

Kevin Buick Sycamore

Tim Dunlop DeKalb

Patricia Foster Shabbona

Kevin Fuss DeKalb

Kristina Garcia Sycamore

Marcia Goodrich DeKalb

Lana Haines Kingston

Alethia Hummel Sandwich

Donna Larson Sycamore

Dean Lundeen Somonauk

Tom Matya DeKalb

Kevin McArtor Malta

Charles McCormick Sycamore

Mary Pritchard Hinckley

Frank Roberts DeKalb

Penny Rosenow DeKalb

Tim Suter DeKalb

Donna Turner Kirkland

Beth White Waterman

DeKalb County Community Foundation Annual Report 2012  
DeKalb County Community Foundation Annual Report 2012