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DuPage Foundation awards $15,000 grant to Veterans Memorial Plaza

Posted on March 14, 2019

A $15,000 grant is being awarded to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation from the Daley Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of The DuPage Community Foundation, doing business as The DuPage Foundation. The grant is for the Veterans Memorial Plaza project in Carol Stream.

The Veterans Memorial Plaza Task Force and community members have been working diligently since May of 2016 to raise funds. In September 2018, enough funds had been raised to begin construction. Equipped with gold shovels, the Task Force broke ground on the Gary Avenue side of Town Center, near the archway.

The grant recommendation by the Daley family, through the DuPage Foundation, was unexpected and very much appreciated by all.

“After over two years of hard work by hundreds of people and companies, the community, as a whole, should be proud of their accomplishment of honoring their Veterans in this beautifully anticipated gathering place,” stated Carol Stream VFW Commander Jim Benzin. “On behalf of myself, the Veterans and their families, we thank the community and we thank the Daley Family Fund of the DuPage Foundation. This grant is “icing on the cake” and brings us closer to project completion, slated for Memorial Day.”

Members of the Task Force include Veterans from the Carol Stream VFW and American Legion, Trustees of the Village of Carol Stream, Board Members and staff of the Carol Stream Park District, and many volunteers.

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