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,…

Fundraiser a Success!

RIVERS CASINO EVENT RAISES FUNDS FOR DES PLAINES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION In September of 2012, 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 $27,000—twice the amount that was generated last year,” said Rosemary Argus, executive director of the…