Julianne Buck

Julianne Buck has spent her adult career in the nonprofit and government arenas. For the past 15 years she has been the first and only Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Grundy County. She has taken the Foundation’s assets from $0 to $8 million and has ingrained the Foundation as a partner throughout the region. The Community Foundation of Grundy County improves the quality of life in Grundy County through leadership and philanthropy. Julianne works with donors to achieve their charitable goals plus leads the charge to convene a number of networks to assure others are collaborating around issues of concern. She also serves on the Grundy County Drug Court team. Prior to the Foundation, Ms. Buck was deeply involved in the disability rights community for a number of years, especially as an enforcer of the Illinois Accessibility Code while working in the Office of Illinois Attorney General. Julianne’s greatest strength is “Servant Leadership” – helping other nonprofits realize their full capacity. Outside of work she puts these skills to work by being a Scout leader, band booster mom, musician, and amateur thespian. Julianne is married to Ken Buck, Superintendent of the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission. Their sons are Ken and Landon, both of whom were involved in Scouts and band and are now college students.

Julianne Buck

New social service satellite office in Gardner!

We are excited to announce that this morning (12-6-19) we finalized accepting the charitable gift of an office building in downtown Gardner, Illinois, which will become a satellite space so that nonprofits and social service agencies can provide services closer to the residents in the SE section of Grundy County!  Building donors are Jay & …

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Please add to 815941help.com

If you are a nonprofit/government organization that serves residents of Grundy County, IL, we invite you to list your programs on 815941help.com. PLEASE NOTE: these are listings of services and programs, so if your organization offers more than one service, please complete this form for each service. https://815941help.com/add-a-listing/

Preparing for year-end giving and receiving

October 24, 2019 by Julianne Buck Executive Director   It’s October (my favorite month) and Halloween (my favorite holiday!).  It also means year-end giving planning season is here! Many nonprofits are prepping their year-end appeals to get mailed.  Many donors are planning if, when, how, and how much they’ll give in year-end gifts to their …

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Morris Library launches new sensory room for children

by Jeanne Millsap Oct. 21, 2019 A room off the children’s area in the Morris Area Public Library has been transformed into a special space for children and teens with sensory processing disorders. The Sensory Room is a combination of two changeable settings: A dim, quiet space for those who can become overwhelmed by visual …

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