DeKalb County Community Foundation awards $127,506 to support music education – Shaw Local

SYCOMORE — This spring, the DeKalb County Community Foundation awarded $127,506 in grants from the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund to support music education. The funding benefited 28 nonprofit and public sector organizations in DeKalb County and throughout the greater Chicago area.

“The impact of this grant is extremely significant. Without this support, Cor Cantiamo could not achieve our educational outreach mission,” Cor Cantiamo founder Eric Johnson said in a press release.

The Wurlitzer Co. was one of the largest musical instrument companies in the United States, with a primary manufacturing site in DeKalb. The Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation was established in the 1940s and became a community foundation fund in 2012. Today, the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grant is one of many grant programs offered by the foundation.

DeKalb County Beneficiaries:

• Cantiamo Horn – $4,500

• DeKalb High School Group – $16,386

• Hinckley Historical Society – $5,000

• Make it happen – $7,500

• Northern Illinois University – College of Visual and Performing Arts – $1,500

• Northern Illinois University – School of Music – $4,800

• Northern Public Radio – $5,000

• Opera Sandwich (ARCH) – $5,000

• Sycamore Library – $2,000

• Sycamore Music Amplifiers – $5,820

• Sycamore Park Neighborhood – $1,000

Greater Chicago Area Beneficiaries:

• Bravo Waukegan: $2,500

• Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education – $7,500

• Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras – $5,000

• Child’s voice – $1,500

• Wheaton College – Community Arts School – $5,000

• Elgin Inc. Youth Symphony Orchestra – $3,000

• Holy Family Ministries – $3,000

• Lawrence Hall Youth Services – $6,000

• Small rock for children – $2,500

• Murphy Roche Irish Music Club and School of Irish Music – $4,000

• Baroque Music – $4,000

• Orion Bundle – $5,000

• Special Gift Theater – $2,500

• Suzuki-Orff School of Music – $5,000

• The People’s Music School – $5,000

• VanderCook College – $5,000

• Carrefour jeunesse inc. – $2,500

Donations to any Community Foundation fund can be made online at dekalbccf.org/donate or by mail to DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178.

For questions or information, contact [email protected] Questions or inquiries specifically regarding the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grant can be directed to the Fund’s Advisory Board Chair, George Buck, at [email protected]

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