FOUNDATION OFFERS FOUR EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS

The Des Plaines Community Foundation offered four $1,500 scholarships to Des Plaines college-bound students. This is the fourth year the Foundation has offered scholarships. The four recipients for scholarships are Amanda Rey and Mallory Tamillo from Maine West High School, Melissa Picchi from Elk Grove High School, and Anetta Siemanowicz from Maine East High School. “We believe that helping our…

DPCF Provides Bike Helmets for the Spring Fun Fair

For the past several years, including this year, the Des Plaines Community Foundation had a presence at the Spring Fun Fair and Pet Parade at The Mountain View Adventure Center in Prairie Lakes. The Foundation had a tent at the event and gave out 100 bicycle helmets to the first children who attended and needed a helmet. Bike safety checks,…

The Foundation Donates $10,000 to Three Local Food Pantries

The Des Plaines Community Foundation donated $10,000 to local area food pantries. The donation was split between three food pantries. “During these hard times all food pantries are pressed for help with so many people out of work,” said Rosemary Argus, executive director of the Des Plaines Community Foundation. “People are struggling in this economy and food pantries are a…

DPCF Hosts Volunteer Pizza Party on Maine West Campus

Without the support of our volunteers, the DPCF could not accomplish its mission. On Thursday, May 23, 2013 the Des Plaines Community Foundation held a Volunteer Appreciation Pizza Party for all the Maine West Building Trades students. These students were those who built wheelchair ramps and decks and helped in any way asked by the…

IMI Cornelius Company Chooses Our Foundation for Funding

Engineer David Joyce Recommends His Grandmother’s Favorite Organization On June 13, Rosemary Argus gave a presentation on the Des Plaines Community Foundation’s mission statement, programs and projects to representatives of IMI Cornelius Company, a global beverage dispensing and cooling equipment supplier. She had been invited by IMI to take part in the company’s 150-year anniversary,…