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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Foundation Donates $5,000 to Maine Township Food Pantry

The Des Plaines Community Foundation presented Maine Township Emergency Food Pantry with an early holiday gift of $5,000 on November 22nd at the Maine Township board meeting in Park Ridge. The $5,000 check was presented by Rosemary Argus, executive director of the Des Plaines Community Foundation, and Des Plaines Mayor Martin J. Moylan.