First fund benefiting Sycamore created

Local philanthropists Curt and Karen Lang
Local philanthropists Curt and Karen Lang

SYCAMORE - The DeKalb County Community Foundation recently introduced a new donor advised fund, the Curt and Karen Lang Charitable Fund. The new fund will provide assistance to nonprofits serving Sycamore, which is the first of its kind for a fund at the Community Foundation.

Curt and Karen Lang have called Sycamore home for more than 40 years and during that time, have dedicated themselves to serving others. Curt is a Rotary member and currently serves as the mayor of Sycamore. He is a retired dentist and his many achievements include serving as the Fox River Valley Dental Society president, Sycamore School Board president, and receiving Mastership in General Dentistry awards. Karen is a dental hygienist and in her spare time, she is an illustrator and a Master Gardener for which she has won several awards. She has served as the president of the Sycamore Middle School PTO and as a Bible study fellowship leader.

The Langs decided to create a fund with the Community Foundation because of their love for the Sycamore community. Their three children were born and raised in Sycamore and they believe the town gave them a solid foundation for their education and future as business owners. Curt and Karen are thankful for what Sycamore has done for their family and they hope this fund will contribute to supporting the town that they love.

Donations to any fund at the Community Foundation, including the Curt and Karen Lang Charitable Fund, can be made online at, or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178.

For questions or more information on funds, contact Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or

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