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DeKalb County Community Foundation awards $89,352 in support of music education

SYCAMORE– The DeKalb County Community Foundation reports that $89,352 in spring Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants benefited a total of 28 nonprofits and community organizations across the greater Chicagoland area for music education.

“Our board of advisors recognize that this is a very unusual grant cycle,” said George Buck, advisory committee chair for the Wurlitzer Foundation Fund. “We realize that due to COVID-19, many of our grant recipients are unable to function normally at this time. In this cycle we granted a great deal of general operating support to aid in sustainability for these organizations.”

The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grant is one of several grant-making programs at the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Funding is possible through a donor-advised fund established by the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation in 2012.

Grant applications are due by midnight on March 1 and September 1 of each year. Funding support is determined by criteria met and the amount requested. Preference to 501(c)3 organizations is given.

Spring 2020 grant recipients include:

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre – $3,750

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic – $2,500 

Children’s Community Theatre – $3,000

Child’s Voice – $1,250

Christ the King Lutheran Church and School- $2,000

Community School of the Arts (Wheaton College) – $2,500

Cor Cantiamo – $3,000

Ellwood House Association, Inc. – $3,000

Fifth House Ensemble – $4,000

Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus D/B/A Anima – $3,000

Holy Family Ministries – $2,500

Holy Trinity High School – $3,750

Intonation Music – $2,500

Lawrence Hall Youth Services – $3,000

Little Kids Rock – $3,000

Merit School of Music – $4,500

NIU- College of Visual and Performing Arts – $2,500

Northern Illinois University School of Music – $5,418

Orion Ensemble – $2,250

People’s Music School – $2,500

Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. – $2,500

Sandwich Opera House (ARCH) – $10,000

Special Gifts Theater- $2,500

St. Charles Singers- $2,000

Suzuki-Orff School of Music – $5,000

Sycamore Education Foundation – $2,000

Sycamore Music Boosters – $4,434

The Allendale Association – $1,000

Donate to any fund at the Community Foundation, including the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund, at www.dekalbccf.org/donate or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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