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  Recognizes Joliet Chamber's Executive Committee

The Community Foundation of Will County Recognizes the Joliet Chamber’s Education Committee
Joliet, IL – The Community Foundation of Will County celebrated with donors, Board members and attendees at the Annual Donor Recognition & Celebration of “community” Philanthropy held on July 21, 2015 and hosted by Lewis University.

As part of the Celebration of Philanthropy, The Community Foundation annually honors exceptional donors who use philanthropy in a way that provides an example and a model for others. This year The Community Foundation honored the Education Committee and members of The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry for their collaborative efforts to provide incentive scholarships for college to 4th-8th grade students throughout the Joliet region. Several years ago, Dr. Charles Coleman, Superintendent of Joliet School District 86, had a vision to offer the promise of a scholarship to young kids in the community as an incentive to pursue their education.
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  Foundation Award Community Partner Grant Program Information Sessions
Organizations interested in applying for a grant from The Community Foundation of Will County through the Community Partner Grant Program are invited to attend one of two information sessions.We will review the 2015 Grant Guidelines and provide time for organizations to discuss project ideas. The Community Foundation of Will County Community Partner Grant Program will accept applications in the areas of: Education, Health, Human Services and Cultural Arts.
The online grant application will be available starting April 1st and submissions are due June 1, 2015.
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  Foundation Award Foundation Awards $43,050 in Grants to Six Area Nonprofits
Will County, IL (October 2014) - At our fall reception, the Foundation awarded and presented $38,050 in grants to local nonprofit organizations working in the Foundation’s priority areas of health, human services and education. “This is the second year we were able to include the arts with a $5,000 grant from the Wadsworth Family –Will County Community Cultural Arts Endowment Fund.” noted Grant Committee Chairman, Larry Lorimor. The grants which ranged in value from $3,500-$13,500 totaled $43,050 in all.
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  Donors leave prints Donors leave prints on community
Will County, IL (August 18, 2014) – The people of Will County are always helping their neighbor in ways that are as unique as their fingerprint. No two philanthropic visions are exactly the same. At The Community Foundation of Will County’s Annual Donor Recognition and Celebration of Philanthropy we heard from honorees that shared their visions.
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  Foundation Awards Foundation Awards $54,500 in Grants to Eight Area Nonprofits
WILL COUNTY, IL(October 17, 2013) – The Will County Community Foundation awarded and presented $54,500 in grants to local nonprofit organizations working in the Foundation’s priority areas of health, human services and education during the 2013 Grant Awards Reception. “This year we were pleased to include a grant for the arts made from the Wadsworth Family Cultural Arts Endowment at The Will County Community Foundation.” noted Grant Committee Chairman, Larry Lorimor.
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Philanthropic Leaders Honored at Will County Community Foundation Donor Event
Will County, IL (August 30, 2013) – The Will County Community Foundation honored two families during the 2013 Donor Recognition and Celebration of Philanthropy on August 14. The award is presented each year to those who provide philanthropic leadership for the benefit of the community and beyond. Donors and guests gathered at the Barber & Oberwortmann Horticulture Center to recognize Kathy & Tom Cawley and The Spesia Family for their commitment to the Foundation and to celebrate the spirit of giving in Will County.
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  Michael Trench
Local charities and donors can benefit from IRA
Charitable Rollover

WILL COUNTY, IL (January 28, 2013) – Local charities and donors can benefit from an extension of a popular tax-law provision, known as the “IRA Charitable Rollover.” The IRA Charitable Rollover permits individuals age 70 ½ or older to direct distributions of up to $100,000 from their IRA directly to a qualified charity and exclude the payout from their gross income.
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  Majot League Players
Grant helps kids with disabilities feel like
Major League ball players

WILL COUNTY, IL(November 2, 2012) – When parents sign their child up to play in the Miracle League baseball program, their handicapped child of any ability or disability gets to dress in a uniform, make plays in the field and round the bases just like their main stream peers. For a couple of hours a week in the spring and in the fall, these players come together and feel like big league ball players.
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Foundation Awards $107,400 in Grants to
Eight Area Nonprofits

WILL COUNTY, IL (October 22, 2012) – The Will County Community Foundation awarded and presented $107,400 in grants to local nonprofit organizations working in the Foundation’s priority areas of health, human services and education during the 2012 Grant Awards Reception. Community Leaders, Foundation Trustees, benefactors and other stakeholders joined the recipient organizations at the reception on Wednesday, October 17th. Lewis University and Br. James Gaffney, FSC, WCCF Board Chairman and President of Lewis University, graciously sponsored and hosted the event.
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The Will County Community Foundation honors community leaders at Annual Donor Celebration
JOLIET, IL –(August 2012) During The Will County Community Foundation’s Annual Donor Recognition and Celebration of Philanthropy donors and guests gathered at the Barber & Oberwortmann Horticulture Center to recognize Ed & Gloria Dollinger and Lewis University and Br. James Gaffney, FSC for their commitment to the Foundation and to celebrate the spirit of giving in Will County.
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Boys and girls beat the heat with grant from
The Will County Community Foundation

JOLIET, IL (July 19, 2012)– When temperatures sore over 100 degrees, the pool at the George Werden Buck Boys & Girls Club is a critical community resource where children come to cool off.
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  Mobile Food Pantry
Mobile food pantry helps Will County families
WILL COUNTY, IL (MAY 23, 2012) – On a recent Saturday in University Park, IL, the Northern Illinois Food Bank’s mobile food pantry arrived with over 7,000 lbs. of food, prepared to help over 200 Will County families put food on their tables. The hot weather didn’t deter families from arriving as early as 6:00 a.m. for the
10 a.m. Pantry opening.

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  Marshall Fields
Marshall Field V Sees the Future in the Will County Community Foundation
The Will County Community Foundation’s professional advisor event brought Marshall Field V, the great-great grandson of merchandising king Marshall Field, to Bolingbrook where Mayor Roger Claar welcomed him.
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Michael Trench
Michael Trench joins the Will County Community Foundation as Executive Director
The Will County Community Foundation, our region’s community foundation, has welcomed Michael Trench as Executive Director in January.
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Joliet Woman’s Club Establish a $200,000 Legacy
The Will County Community Foundation and the Joliet Woman’s Club recently created a partnership that will advance philanthropy throughout Will County, and that will establish the Joliet Woman’s Club name with a lasting community legacy.
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2011 Grants Awarded
During the 2011 Grantmaking cycle, applications were received from 27 area non-profit organizations, requesting more than $518,000 in funding.
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