Daly's duties include working with Cheryl Yuen, principal of consulting for Creative Organizations, who has been retained to assist with the study.
"I see myself as a facilitator for the consultant, helping her achieve each next step in exploring and defining the arts commission for DuPage County," said Daly.
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Born and raised in Wheaton, Daly is a 2013 graduate of Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She graduated with a double major in English and history. After graduation, Daly moved to Kenya where she worked as the head instructor for the non-profit organization Kenya Scholar Athlete Project, or KenSAP. The program assists needy, but talented high school graduates who aspire to attend college in the United States.
"I served as a teacher, mentor, and coach to my students," said Daly. She taught English classes on the SAT, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), English Literature and American Culture, in addition to guiding each student through the college application process.
Daly came to the Foundation with an eagerness to participate in an initiative close to home. "I am excited to participate in a project that will increase the access for and to the arts in DuPage," Daly said. Upon completion of the internship with The DuPage Community Foundation, she will be off to Argentina to teach English and to research the environmental and social aspects of tea and wine cultivation on a Fulbright Scholarship.
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 $55 million and
awarded more than $18 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.