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posted: 3/17/2014 11:43 AM

The DuPage Community Foundation surpasses $50 million in managed endowment

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Submitted by The DuPage Community Foundation

This milestone could not have been reached without these individuals and organizations. Although there are countless reasons for us to be thankful and appreciative, we've highlighted 50 of them on our website. Here's a sneak peek at the first three. To view the remaining reasons, visit www.dcfdn.org/50reasons.

1. Dedicated leaders, staff and volunteers from local not-for-profit organizations. These agencies deliver critical programs and services to our county's residents which our grants support.

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2. The outstanding efforts of our volunteers--particularly our exceptional Board and committee members. Thank you for the tireless work and effort you put forth on our behalf.

3. Our outstanding investment advisors, with whom we have excellent relationships, especially The Northern Trust, whose quality team of money managers consistently beat

their respective benchmarks.

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 jkott@dcfdn.org.

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