Give DeKalb County 2021 Reporting

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Give DeKalb County 2021 Reporting

2021: A Record Breaking Year

Give DeKalb County reached record highs in every major category, such as total donors, total donations, number of participating nonprofits, Bonus Pool total, and grand total. Donors contributed to the largest-ever Give DeKalb County by donating more than $1.5 million in support of nonprofit organizations.

Transparency & Reporting

There are so many stakeholders who help make Give DeKalb County a success and we take our responsibility to these stakeholders seriously. To clearly document the results of this large-scale event, we have developed two reports to summarize Give DeKalb County data.

Final Report: This is the best option for those who want a deep-dive into Give DeKalb County 2021. This report includes year-over-year analyses, survey data from nonprofits and donors, historical context, and much more!

At a Glance Infographic: If you want a quick snapshot of Give DeKalb County 2021, then this infographic is for you! Feel free to download the file and share with others in your organization.


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A record number of Community Partners donated to the Bonus Pool, including: 3M, AM/PM Solutions & Services, Anderson Funeral Home, Byers Brewing Company, Cathy Doederlein, Chulick Family Fund, Curran Family Endowment Fund, Dan and Kathy Schewe, Dave and Suzanne Juday, David and Beth Prestegaard, DeKalb County Community Foundation, Drake Castle Charitable Fund, Ed and Debbie Rosenow, Facebook, First Midwest Bank, Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Herb and Linda Holderman, Horizons Unlimited Foundation, IDEAL Industries Foundation, James K. and Loretta M. Hipple Family Fund, Joe and Andria Mitchell, Johns Family Donor Advised Fund, Joyce and Craig Mathey, Karen and Joseph Grush, Keicher Insurance Agency, Inc., Leeward Energy, Lehan Drugs, Lynne Waldeland, Mark Mannebach and Erika Schlichter, Nancy D. Castle Charitable Fund, NIU’s Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies Ambassadors, Paul and Cheryl Callighan, Reva Jungst, Sally Bruch, Scott and Kristin Miller, Shepard Construction, Soft Water City, Inc., SOW Coffee Company, Stephen Kalber, Steve and Patricia Faivre, Sycamore Cinco de Mayo, Syndeo, The Suter Company, Inc., Thomas Warren and Friends Fund, Thrivent Financial – Shawn Blobaum, Turner Family Charitable Fund, Victoria Young Donor Advised Fund, Wrennhouse Fund, Yerkes Consulting, LLC., and Zurbrugg Family.

Media Sponsors donated in-kind promotional and advertising assistance, including: 94.9 WDKB, 98.9 WLBK, 102.3 The Coyote, 107.3 WSPY, Banner Up Signs, Brian Bemis Auto Group, City of DeKalb, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, DeKalb County Historical – Genealogical Society, DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau, First National Bank, Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, Kar-Fre Flowers, Lehan Drugs, LePrint Express, OC Creative, Provident Direct, Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce, Sandwich Public Library District, Shaw Media, and Sycamore Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you to everyone involved in Give DeKalb County 2021!
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