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Diamond Youth Foundation Establishes Endowment Fund at The DuPage Community Foundation

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The DuPage Community Foundation

The Diamond Youth Foundation's mission is to mentor and provide academic and financial assistance to primarily African-American students. Diamond Youth Foundation President Robert Engram stated, "We came to The DuPage Community Foundation to help us manage and continue to build an endowment fund for our organization that will ensure the long-term sustainability of our programs. The DuPage Community Foundation has a great reputation in the community, and we were advised of the high-quality service its staff provides to its partners."

The number one goal of the Diamond Youth Foundation is to try and help young people make good choices for their future.

"We believe that young people will be more successful if they go to college," said Engram. "We are hopeful that through this partnership we will gain some additional exposure for our programs and expand our potential funding sources. The Diamond Youth Foundation is a great organization, and we believe that when more people learn about it they will want to support it."

For more information about the Diamond Youth Foundation, please visit its Web site at or call (630) 750-4884.

About The DuPage Community Foundation:

The DuPage Community Foundation seeks to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs and building community partnerships. Based on the American virtues of volunteerism and philanthropy, the Foundation fosters a legacy of support for the people of DuPage County by making grants to not-for-profit organizations working in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services. Since its inception, the Foundation has built its endowment to more than $50 million and awarded more than $17 million in grants to not-for-profit agencies serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond.

Established in 1986, The DuPage Community Foundation is a publicly-supported 501(c)(3) organization to which contributions are tax deductible. It was created to benefit the people of DuPage County and receives contributions and bequests into a permanent endowment from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations wishing to make lasting contributions to the people of DuPage. The earnings on these funds are then used, in accordance with donor wishes, for the Foundation's grantmaking and community leadership activities.

For more information about the Foundation, or to arrange future media opportunities, please contact Joelyn Kott, marketing & communications officer, at (630) 665-5556, extension 19, or

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