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The Rotary Club of Downers Grove unites community leaders for friendship, service, and impactful giving. We raise funds to support local nonprofits, empower future leaders with scholarships, and contribute to global initiatives. Through fellowship and action, we transform lives in Downers Grove and around the world.

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Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Main article image for story titled 'Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58'David Olsen,Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 Vice President, thanked our club for the support on the successful Grove Express last Thanksgiving.  Everything is on track for another successful race this year. 

The Foundation donates to programs that benefit funding educational projects and initiatives that would not otherwise be funded by District 58 due to limited financial resources. Funding focuses on the following: Technology Innovation;  Teacher and Staff Development;  Curriculum Enrichment;  Creating better citizens and community;  Preparing students for community partnerships with key individuals & corporations.  For over 15 years, they have raised $1.3M.  Their 9th Oktoberfest fundraiser is September 16th & 17th.

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The people volunteering with the Downers Grove Rotary are some of the best I’ve ever met, and I’ve come to think of them not only as colleagues but as friends and family

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