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Our mission is to support the community programs of the Des Plaines Healthy Community Partnership by generating and distributing financial and community resources.

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What is the purpose of the Des Plaines Healthy Community Partnership Foundation?

The Foundation was created to raise funds to identify, link and mobilize community assets that will benefit all people of Des Plaines. These funds are not available through local tax revenues.

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Together the organization supports programs that provide support for youth, senior citizens, and people with special needs and helps promote a healthy and safe community environment.

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Helping Hands Brighten Lives

Rosemary Argus executive director of the Foundation is pictured with the four 2019
winners; (left to right) Sophia Panfil from Elk Grove High school; Samantha Parcell
from Maine West High School, Arline Vargas from Maine West High School and
Jillian Valente from Elk Grove High School. They were chosen out of more than 38
applicants who applied in the 2018 school year from all the high schools with
students living in Des Plaines.Aimee DeBat/Tim Panfil

DPCF Awarded Four $1,500 Scholarships for College Bound Students

The Des Plaines Community Foundation awarded four $1,500
scholarships to 2019 Des Plaines college bound students. This is the
seventh year the Foundation has offered scholarships.

According to Rosemary Argus, executive director of the Foundation, the annual scholarships are available for both two-year and four-year college students starting school in 2019. Our four awardees celebrated their achievements at the annual Education Scholarship luncheon held in late May.

The 2019 recipients for the Foundation scholarships this year were four young ladies, which was a first for the Foundation, she commented. “We believe that helping our young adults obtain a college education is an investment, not only in the future of our youth, but also in the future of Des Plaines,” said Argus. “The scholarships will help bring a college degree within reach for students who need it most.”

The four 2019 winners were Sophia Panfil and Jillian Valente from Elk
Grove High School and Samantha Parcell and Arline Vargas from Maine West High School. They were chosen out of more than 38 applicants who applied in the 2018 school year from all the high schools where Des Plaines residents attend.

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Rich Holke

PRESIDENT

The mission of the Foundation is to support the community programs of the Des Plaines Community Partnership by generating and distributing financial and community resources.
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Mark Lucaccioni

VICE-PRESIDENT

Love your neighbor as yourself. What a precious and beautiful charge for us to remember daily. Here at the Des Plaines Community Foundation, these are the words we live and act by. What can you do today, to show your community some love?

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Rosemary Argus

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Helping Hands Brighten Lives ⭐️ Our mission: Support community programs by generating and distributing financial and community resources.

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Margaret Polovchak

TREASURER

We are incredibly grateful for the amazing support we are receiving from our great community.

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Dina Argus

SECRETARY

We exist to serve and support our community.

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Phone: (847) 525-5566

Address: 1420 Miner St., Rm 502A, Des Plaines, IL