SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Community Foundation announced a fund that will offer scholarship awards to automotive technology and culinary arts students.
The Doran and Rose Greif IVVC Pay It Forward Award Fund provides support to the Indian Valley Vocational Center in Sandwich and offers scholarships so students can be successful in their studies and “pay it forward,” according to a news release. The awards provide students with an opportunity to buy class materials and encourages them to set goals for academic and attendance success.
The fund is named in memory of Doran and Rose Greif of Sandwich.
“Both left their mark on their community,” the release stated. “Doran was an extraordinary man who volunteered his time to help many people with their daily activities and needs. Rose was a fantastic baker and well-known for her grape pie that she made every year for her church’s stand at the Sandwich Fair.”
The couple was active in St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, the release stated. Their daughter, Denise Curran, said they believed it was important to pay it forward and help people accomplish their dreams.
“It is our hope that this scholarship will do just that, allow high school students to achieve their dreams,” Curran said.
Donations can be made online at dekalbcf.org/donate or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. Call Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or email him at email@example.com.