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NEW: Jacob R. Perry Music & Performing Arts Memorial Scholarship

Mike Perry and Kathy Perry, parents of Jacob, have created this scholarship in memory of their music-loving son. Jake graduated Saratoga Elementary School and Morris High School – excelling at sports at both schools. Jake loved music and taught himself how to play the guitar and the piano. He developed a significant mental illness in …

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Again, COAD is activated for disaster

After the Diamond tornado, and especially in response to the Coal City tornado, the Grundy County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (GC-COAD), formalized and, as a result, was ready to respond within minutes of the first reports of the Morris Lithium Battery Incident. COADs (or VOADs – Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) are year-round networks …

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2021 Young Philanthropists Grants

Since 2015, I have had the privilege of working closely with students from our local high schools through our Youth Philanthropy Program.  The Youth Philanthropy Initiative is a program of the Community Foundation of Grundy County, which hopes to cultivate young philanthropists who will follow the learned traditions of giving and serving their community throughout …

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