A Night at the Des Plaines Rivers Casino

SAVE THE DATE: September 8, 2017 Buy Tickets Now For a Night At The Des Plaines Rivers Casino! Come double down and hedge your bets with the Des Plaines Community Foundation (DPCF) on Friday, September 8, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the 14th annual and only fundraiser at the Cube nightclub at…

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Foundation Awards Six Scholarships for College Students

The Des Plaines Community Foundation (DPCF) recently awarded four $1,500 scholarships to Des Plaines students. This is the fifth year the Foundation has offered these scholarships for both two-year and four-year college students. A second annual Sadie Rosie scholarship for $1,000 was presented this year as well as the new Paul Bartholomae Scholarship award of…

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Seasons of Service

DPCF Student Volunteers Assisting Staff at Friendship Park Conservatory Three Des Plaines Community Foundation student volunteers helped the Friendship Park Conservatory greenhouse staff wash thousands of flower pots during the past summer break. The girls are Chippewa Junior High School students looking to give back to the community. Lacey Argus, Kensey Reeves and Hailey Suwalski…

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Des Plaines Community Foundation Offers New Sadie Rose Leadership Award For Students

The Des Plaines Community Foundation has unveiled a new scholarship award targeted to junior and senior high school students. “The new Sadie Rose Argus Leadership Award has been established to recognize young individuals who volunteer and share their time and talents with the Des Plaines Community Foundation (DPCF),” said Chris Pesche, president of the foundation.…

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Seasons of Service

Des Plaines Community Foundation purchased hair bows for Chippewa Junior High School Cheerleaders as a small thank you to girls who have given volunteer hours to the Foundation. The Foundation also donated $250 each to Catholic Charities, Bessie’s Table and Feed My Sheep. The three organizations cook weekly hot meals for the needy.