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The Suter Company donates $50,000 to Give DeKalb County

The Suter Company has donated $50,000 to Give DeKalb County's bonus pool. The giving day will benefit 111 nonprofit organizations and funds this year.
The Suter Company has donated $50,000 to Give DeKalb County's bonus pool. The giving day will benefit 111 nonprofit organizations and funds this year.

SYCAMORE – The Suter Co. has donated $50,000 to Give DeKalb County, which benefits 111 nonprofit organizations and funds that are participating in the annual giving day.

“We are very blessed to have an incredible network of nonprofit organizations serving our community,” Tim Suter, president and CEO of The Suter Co., said in a news release. “The current crisis situation has put tremendous pressure on their fundraising efforts and it is more important than ever that Give DeKalb County is successful so nonprofits can continue to do their great work in our community.”

Give DeKalb County is coordinated by the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, a program of the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The previous six giving days combined have raised over $2.5 million for participating nonprofit organizations.

“This donation to the bonus pool is extremely impactful,” Ben Bingle, DCNP director, said in the release. “It instantly put our bonus pool over $100,000 and we’ve structured some incentives as a way to further engage nonprofits and donors.”

Collectively reaching two milestones will unlock additional funds to the bonus pool: if $200,000 or more is raised by 10 a.m. May 7, $10,000 will be added; and if at least 1,500 individual donors participate in Give DeKalb County, then $15,000 will be added.

“The Suter Co. is grateful to be operating during this difficult time and is happy to partner with the DeKalb County Community Foundation in an effort to support nonprofit organizations,” Suter said in the release.

Donors can select the nonprofit organizations they want to support by visiting www.GiveDeKalbCounty.org. Donations can be made online by credit card, debit card, ACH transfer, or Mobile Wallet from midnight to midnight May 7 on the website. Donors giving by check can print a donation form from the website, complete the form indicating the organizations and donation amounts and write a single check for the total amount payable to “DCCF.” Checks can be mailed to DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178 and must be postmarked by May 7.

The minimum online donation is $5 and there is no minimum for mailed donations. Every donation during Give DeKalb County leverages a portion of matching funds from the bonus pool. More than 30 community partners have donated to the bonus pool so far.

For a list of participating organizations or for information about Give DeKalb County 2020, visit www.GiveDeKalbCounty.org or email Bingle at ben@dekalbccf.org. Follow the giving day on Facebook for updates and information at www.facebook.com/GiveDeKalbCounty.

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