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Little Friends Receives Grant from DuPage Community Foundation

Kathleen Malecki, VP of Development at Little Friends, Foundation Grant Committee Member, Nancy Hermann, and Patti Boheme, VP of The Little Friend’s Center for Autism

Kathleen Malecki, VP of Development at Little Friends, Foundation Grant Committee Member, Nancy Hermann, and Patti Boheme, VP of The Little Friend’s Center for Autism

Naperville, IL—Little Friends was one of 25 not-for-profit organizations in DuPage County to receive a grant from the 2012 Spring Discretionary Grant Cycle of The DuPage Community Foundation based in Wheaton, Illinois. The grant, awarded at a special distribution open house on Wednesday, June 13 at Glen Oak Country Club, will help underwrite the Little Friends Center for Autism and the evaluations that are performed there.
Little Friends is located in Naperville, and serves children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. The Little Friends Center for Autism (LFCA) has earned a nationally recognized reputation for excellence and provides cutting-edge comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, occupational and speech therapy, consultation services to parents and professionals, ABA, social skills groups, counseling, support groups and educational materials. For further information regarding Little Friends, or the programs that are offered, please call 630-355-6533 or visit the website at www.littlefriendsinc.org
Established in 1986, The DuPage Community Foundation is a publicly-supported 501 (c)(3) organization to which contributions are tax deductible. It was created to benefit the people of DuPage County and receives contributions and bequests into a permanent endowment from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations wishing to make lasting contributions to the people of DuPage. The earnings on these funds are then used, in accordance with donor wishes, for the Foundation's grant making and community leadership activities.

The DuPage Community Foundation seeks to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs and building community partnerships. Based on the American virtues of volunteerism and philanthropy, the Foundation fosters a legacy of support for the people of DuPage County by making grants to not-for-profit organizations working in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services. Since its inception the Foundation has built its endowment to nearly $42 million and awarded more than $13 million in grants to not-for-profit agencies serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond.
For further information about the Foundation, or to arrange future media opportunities, please contact Jessica Daley, program and communications manager, at 630-665-5556 or jdaley@dcfdn.org.

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