New fund to provide resources for schools
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) has announced the establishment of a new fund, the DR. Auto Wheels for Education Foundation Fund. This permanently endowed fund will provide resources for schools in Rockford Public School District 205 … forever.
The DR. Auto Wheels for Education Foundation Fund is unique because of the intentions of co-owners of DR. Auto, Dennis Modloff and Richard Hahn. Modloff and Hahn, both Chicago natives, are concerned about the state of education in Rockford and have pledged to do something positive about it. They have committed to contributing 10 percent of the price of all repairs performed at DR. Auto to their newly established fund at the Community Foundation.
“We want to help build up our schools,” said Modloff. “Rockford’s future will be decided by our children, and we want to give back.”
DR. Auto is a full-service auto repair shop at 1107 22nd St. Modloff and Hahn have been in business at that location for three years.
“It’s so gratifying that this community embraces education and that small businesses like DR. Auto see how they can contribute,” said Gloria Lundin, president of CFNIL. “And the Community Foundation is pleased to be in the position to help make these important charitable wishes a reality.”
Modloff and Hahn can be reached at DR. Auto at (815) 227-1510.
CFNIL is the area’s largest provider of grants and scholarships. Its mission is to attract, grow and preserve a permanent endowment for the needs of the people of northern Illinois, providing a foundation for the future. Visit www.cfnil.org.
From the March 14-20, 2012, issue
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