DeKalb County Community Foundation announces program director retirement, addition of new staff

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Community Foundation recently announced the retirement of its director and the subsequent hiring of new staff.

The foundation’s program director Anita Zurbrugg announced her retirement to take effect at the end of this year after more than seven years at the foundation. Marc Hooks started his new role as the foundation's grants and community initiatives manager Aug. 27 after former grants manager Becky Zantout left in May, according to DCCF news releases.

Zurbrugg's responsibilities over the years included directing the foundation’s various grant programs; leading community initiatives such as Kindergarten Readiness, Youth Essential Skills, Watershed Planning and Community Economic Development; and providing early critical leadership to the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership and Youth Engaged in Philanthropy programs.

As the foundation's grants and community initiatives manager, Hooks's responsibilities include administration of grant-making and scholarship activities of the foundation, program support for the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership and administrative support for Youth Engaged in Philanthropy.

Other job postings and descriptions for the Grants director and Community Engagement director positions can be found on the career opportunities page of the foundation’s website. For information, visit dekalbccf.org.

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