Devan Gagliardo

Devan Gagliardo

Community Foundation of Grundy County assists with $5,000 IVI grant

  July 23, 2019   Illinois Valley Industries was the recipient of a $5,000 grant made possible through a partnership between the Community Foundation of Grundy County and the Disability Resource Center in Joliet. The grant allowed IVI staff to overhaul curriculum materials and to add needed technology in two Community Day programs that serve …

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Kids these days aren’t like people say they are

by Devan Gagliardo Morris Herald-News Feb. 1, 2019   “Kids today are lazy and self-centered.” “They are entitled and just don’t care about others.” I have heard these statements over and over and if I’m being honest, I’ve even caught myself saying them before. While these statements are true for some kids, the same statements could …

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New Abel Endowment grants to combat ACEs

The Gerald D. Abel Endowment was established in 2016 at the Community Foundation of Grundy County to impact organizations serving children and veterans in Grundy and Will Counties forever.  Through the Abel Endowment, the Community Foundation of Grundy County was able to organize an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Training in October. The topic of ACEs …

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