Casino Fundraiser a Success!

Recently, the Des Plaines Community Foundation held its 9th annual fundraiser at the Cube night club at the Des Plaines Rivers Casino. “The Foundation raised more than twice the amount as we did last year,” said Rosemary Argus, executive director of the Foundation. “We thank all the donors and Des Plaines businesses that supported us…

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The Foundation Thanks Maine West Building Trade Students

Marcos Trejo, Alfredo Swain and Angel Trujillo receive a gift certificate from Rosemary Argus and Paul Bartholomae is in the background. The Des Plaines Community Foundation held a “Thank You” pizza appreciation party for the Maine West Building Trade students Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at The Homestead House in Des Plaines. The Homestead House is…

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The Foundation Donates Four $1,500 Scholarships to College Students

The Des Plaines Community Foundation is donating four $1,500 scholarships to local college students from Oakton Community College and Harper College. The Foundation will be giving three $1,500 scholarships to Des Plaines-based Oakton Community College Educational Foundation and another $1,500 to Harper College in Palatine. “We believe that helping our young adults obtain a college…

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The Danube Swabians Recently Presented the Des Plaines Community Foundation with a Check for $3,000

Eckhard Blaumueller, president of the Danube Swabians, recently presented the Des Plaines Community Foundation with a check for $3,000. “The Danube Swabians have been very generous this year, donating $3500-plus to the Self Help Closet & Pantry and now another $3,000 to the Des Plaines Community Foundation,” said Rosemary Argus, executive director. “The Des Plaines…

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