The season of giving is a time to reflect on the great needs that persist in our communities and our determination to be a part of their solution. That is an important part of our work at the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.
Too many of our young people do not graduate from high school or college ready to succeed in today’s high-tech, rapidly changing world. Too many mothers and fathers struggle to get the training they need to secure a job that supports their families. Too may people are homeless or cannot gain access to critical community services because of limited resources.
This is why we have chosen to invest more than $8 million in scholarships and nearly $27 million in grants since our founding in 1948 for the benefit of local families in the areas of education, health care and social services.
At a time when government help for our most pressing problems has been reduced, foundation grantmaking offers a timely complement to the resources that remain.
Friday through Thursday marks Community Foundation Week in America, which is observed to raise awareness about the increasingly important role of these more than 700 philanthropic organizations that are dedicated to the well-being of their communities.
As your local community foundation, we are proud of the role we have played in the Fox River Valley for more than 60 years to find new and innovative ways to improve the lives of our neighbors in need.
We take our responsibility very seriously and are determined more than ever to strengthen our commitment to work toward a better quality of life for all.
Robert P. Hubbard, Chairman of the board
Neal Ormond III, Vice-chairman of the board
Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley