Community Foundation’s annual event Oct. 12 at Forest Hills Country Club
Online Staff Report
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois will hold its annual event at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Forest Hills Country Club, 5135 Forest Hills Road.
Tickets for the luncheon are $40 each and can be purchased at the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, 946 N. Second St., or by calling (815) 962-2110, ext. 10.
$20 from each ticket sold will directly benefit the endowed scholarship funds at the Community Foundation.
The event, titled “Endowing Education, Creating Legacies for the Future,” will focus on the advantages of endowing scholarships at the Community Foundation.
The foundation is the area’s largest nonprofit provider of scholarships, and each year awards more than $200,000 to area students. Because the cost of higher education continues to increase, the foundation will bring attention to the need for additional scholarship resources.
In addition, the seventh annual Charles G. Uram Lifetime Service Award will be presented on behalf of the Cosmopolitan Club of Rockford.
This award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of a person who embodies the values demonstrated by the late Charles G. Uram. Uram passed away on Dec. 24, 2004, and is remembered as a friend and mentor to Rockford Cosmopolitan Club and to the Rockford community.
The winner will be honored with the Charles G. Uram Award, and the winner’s nominating organization will receive a $5,000 donation from the Rockford Cosmopolitan Club.
Past Winners of the Charles G. Uram Lifetime Service Award are Dale Sanders (2005), Harry Ritter (2006), Dan Loescher (2007), Jim Keeling (2008), Phil Turner (2009) and Barbara Berman (2010).
Incorporated in 1958, the Rockford Cosmopolitan Club contributes to the community’s well-being through charitable donations and volunteer service with a special emphasis on supporting efforts to prevent and find a cure for diabetes.
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois serves as the area’s leading non-profit provider of grants and scholarships. Its mission is to build permanent resources for the immediate and future needs of the people of northern Illinois.
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