Gagliardo named program director of Community Foundation

Posted on Aug 30, 2011 | 0 comments

Aug. 30, 2011 Devan Gagliardo was recently named the new program director for the Community Foundation of Grundy County. A native of Gardner, Devan is the daughter of the late Melvin Jackman and the late Madeline Jackman-Willet and the step daughter of Bill Willet of Ottawa. She and her husband, Jason, reside in Coal City and they attend Village Christian Church in Minooka. “We are very excited to have Devan joining our team, said Julie Buck,...

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Short History Part II

Posted on Aug 24, 2011 | 0 comments

In 2003, the Foundation was selected by the Grand Victoria Foundation in Chicago to partner in a program called “Communityworks.”  After a year of study, Grand Victoria concluded that community foundations have the potential to make a greater impact on the quality of life across Illinois than any other community organizations.   Eighteen community foundations were selected to participate and focus on three areas of concern across Illinois: (1)...

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