DeKalb's VOICE

(Views, Organizations, Improvements, Changes, Examples)

The community foundation’s youth philanthropy group, DeKalb’s VOICE, is a grant making advisory group with fourteen student members. VOICE meets once a month during the school year to learn about the community and its charitable needs.

DeKalb’s VOICE has members from DeKalb, Eastside, Garrett and Lakewood Park Schools. The students are grade 9 through grade 12. Once appointed, each student serves on the group through his/her high school graduation. The Dekko Foundation and Community Foundation DeKalb County sponsor DeKalb’s VOICE, working together to grow a new generation of philanthropic leaders.

2017-2018 DeKalb’s VOICE members: Front: Addeline Kruse, Emily Silver, Libbey Detcher, Claire Comfort, Olivia Fetter, Aspen Pflughoeft, Maddisyn Heffley, Rachel Shultz, Julia Baker, Annaliese Pfeffer and Sarah Cooper. Back: Colin Becker, Sheldon Beattie, Lukaas Roller, Gavin Swift, Liam Franz, Zeke Farnsworth and Cole Bergman. Not pictured: Chase Franz and Abbigail Yeager

DeKalb’s VOICE grants support a wide variety of charitable needs in DeKalb County, Indiana. VOICE is currently accepting grant proposals with an February 28, 2018 deadline.