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 Leadership InitiativesNext Generation Initiative     April 21, 2014  
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 Joyce Webb

"NGI offers a tremendous opportunity for young professionals to become involved with The DuPage Community Foundation.  By pooling our resources, we emulate a donor-advised fund, including hands-on experience in the grantmaking process.  In addition, the NGI affords us the chance to meet, socialize, and volunteer with other philanthropic-oriented people throughout the entire county."

Joyce Webb
Foundation Trustee and NGI Chair




"NGI provides an opportunity for our community's next generation of leaders to join together to learn about philanthropy, participate in the giving process and work to help raise the quality of life for the residents of DuPage County."

Lisa Drake
NGI Member and Former Co-Chair

 Lisa Drake


Mission:
The Next Generation Initiative seeks to promote awareness of The DuPage Community Foundation and to cultivate our community's next generation of philanthropic leaders.


Ribfest 2011Overview:
Formally established in February 2007, the NGI is an opportunity for like-minded community leaders to join together to learn about philanthropy, participate in the giving process and work to help raise the quality of life for the residents of the DuPage community.


Activities:
To facilitate the above goals, the NGI hosts a mix of activities for members each year including educational programs focusing on philanthropy, introductions to DuPage area not-for-profits, group service projects and social events.

As part of the process, the NGI also allows members to participate in pooled giving through a permanent endowment fund.  The earnings from the fund are then used by the NGI to make annual grants in support of one or more local not-for-profit organizations selected by its members.

How It Works:
Through fully tax-deductible annual dues, NGI members contribute to a permanent endowment fund.  The earnings from this fund are then used by teh NGI to recommend annual grants in support of one or more local not-for-profit organizations identified by its members.


Benefits of Joining:

  • Leverage charitable contributions through pooled giving
  • Participate in the NGI's annual grantmaking process
  • Discounts to NGI events including the Annual Derby Celebration & Auction
  • Learn more about philanthropy
  • Network with local community leaders through educational forums and service projects
  • Explore your charitable interests
  • Develop your leadership skills by joining one of NGI's committees


Results:

Since its inception, more than 50 individuals and families have become members of the NGI and contributed nearly $120,000 to the Next Generation Endowment Fund.

To date, the NGI has made nearly $15,000 in grants to organizations such as the Assistance League of Chicagoland West, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services, Literacy DuPage, and Outreach Community Ministries.


Membership Levels/Registration:
The NGI offers annual membership at a variety of levels to meet each participant's particular needs and interests.  Each level includes full access to all NGI activities as well as recognition in select issues of Foundation publications.

In addition, 100% of each membership contribution goes toward building the Next Generation Endowment Fund in order to generate annual income for grants to local charitable causes working to benefit DuPage area residents.

Click here to view our NGI Member Renewal Invitation or NGI Member Prospect Letter.

Membership levels are as follows:

Beginning:

$50 (for singles under 30)

  $100  (per couple under 30)

 

Learning:

 $125  (for single)  

   $250  (per couple)
 

Living:

$500
(Includes two tickets to the annual Derby Celebration)


 Giving:

$1,000+

(Includes four tickets to the annual Derby Celebration and recognition as a sponsor)



To register, please click here to download the NGI Membership registration form, complete it, and return it to the following address:

The DuPage Community Foundation
Next Generation Initiative
104 E. Roosevelt Rd., Suite 204
Wheaton, IL  60187-5200

 
NGI Steering Committee

Joyce A. Webb, Chair
(Glen Ellyn)

Brendan R. Connolly
(Westmont)

Kimberly S. Coogan
(Westmont)

William A. Deitch
(Winfield)

Neil T. Goltermann
(Naperville)

Millicent M. Holmes
(Indian Creek)

Delrose A. Koch
(Glen Ellyn)

Robert J. Mesch
 
(Oak Brook)

Matthew Norwood
(Aurora)

David K. Scatterday

(Geneva)

Michael R. Sitrick, Director of Development
(Lombard)

 

104 E. Roosevelt Rd., Suite 204
Wheaton, IL 60187-5200
Phone:  630-665-5556
Fax:  630-665-9571

 
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