North Grove School Funding

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Restoration Campaign

We are so thankful for the donations received for our restoration campaign over the last eighteen months!  Thank you to our donors and our benefactor, Kenneth Marsh!  Through great generosity, we have reached 90% of our goal toward our renovations and have completed the window renovations!  They not only look fantastic, but they are also fully functional and have authentic period glass! 

We are disappointed that we have had few visitors to our wonderful schoolhouse these last three years. As a historical building, it has seen a pandemic before, but finally, visitors have begun returning for individual tours, field trips, and soon for our annual open houses!

We are continuing our fundraising focus for this exact purpose, including grant applications and private donations.  Next focus is on exterior cornice, trim, and paint.  This, too, needs expertise, as the wood is over 145 years old, so a simple coat of paint will not last!  We would welcome any gift toward these restoration projects!

Window Restoration Completed

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Funding to maintain North Grove School is provided solely by private donations, grants, and membership dues. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Donations can be sent to:
P.O. Box 244
Sycamore, IL 60178
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A generous donation from the family of a former North Grove School student, the late Kenneth W. Marsh, has fulfilled a dream of the NGSA. An endowment fund has been established through the DeKalb County Community Foundation for the perpetual care and preservation of this DeKalb County icon.

The North Grove School Preservation Fund in memory of Kenneth W. Marsh will provide annual interest payments to help fund operating expenses. The principal will remain intact. Additional donations and memorial contributions can be made at any time. Checks intended for this fund should be addressed to:

DeKalb County Community Foundation
North Grove School Preservation Fund
2600 DeKalb Avenue
Sycamore, IL 60178
"My sister and I are very impressed with the level of preservation that has been achieved at the school and we are thankful for the efforts of the people of the North Grove School Association to preserve, maintain, and show the school to the public. We were pleased to learn that this donation will enable you to establish a preservation fund for the school, and we hope that it might stimulate more donations to ensure that the school is maintained and open to the public for many years to come."
Roger W. Marsh