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2020 Grants

This past year, the Grant Committee became increasingly aware of the effects Covid was having on not-for-profits and school districts alike.  Therefore, many of our grants in 2020 were in response to needs that emerged out of the pandemic.  In total, $35,000 in grants was awarded to 13 different organizations last year.   Half of those grants …

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Question: Can your heirs get by with just 95% of your estate?

February 18, 2021   February starts what I hope is only a six-week crabby season.  Is it a coincidence that the groundhog declaring six more weeks of winter also launches tax preparation season?   We’re in that time of year when we focus on our finances.  Paying off credit cards from Christmas shopping.  Getting W-2s …

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New “Certificate of Nonprofit Administration” at JJC

We are excited to announce that CFGC’s Executive Director, Julie Buck, will be the instructor for the first-ever Certificate of Nonprofit Administration at Joliet Junior College in Spring 2021! From the JJC catalog:  “With over 4,000 nonprofit organizations in the JJC district, the need for trained leadership, staff, and volunteer boards is paramount to help …

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