United Way of Fox Valley

$35,000

This Dunham Fund grant provided the funding for a United Way initiated, three-day Diversity-Centered Leadership class conducted by Guardian Quest for strategically selected community representatives who have agreed to serve on a task force whose mission is to design and oversee a community-wide campaign to promote the philosophy and benefits of diversity recognition as imperative to growth, prosperity and wellness in the Aurora area. This grant also provided individual awards up to $500 to Aurora area nonprofit organizations eligible to send management staff and/or board members to The Illinois Nonprofit Conference in Springfield on October 19, 2011. This conference, sponsored by the Donors Forum and Good Works Connect, featured Steven D. Zimmerman, co-author of Nonprofit Sustainability." Nonprofit leaders from AID, Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, Aurora Public Library, Communities In Schools, Fox Valley Habitat For Humanity, Mutual Ground and Wayside Cross Ministries attended from the Aurora area.