North Grove School Funding

Restoration Campaign

We are disappointed that we haven’t had any visitors to our wonderful schoolhouse. As a historical building, it has seen a pandemic before and is patiently awaiting visitors again for field trips or our annual open houses. But at this time, those events are on hold.

Like many during the pandemic, NGSA is pursuing projects “around the house!” We have had our chimney tuckpointed and the rear roof re-done, thanks to generous donations from community members.

Our gem is showing her age, and she needs historical restoration! We are launching a fundraising focus for this exact purpose, including grant applications and private donations. We would welcome any gift toward these restoration projects!

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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:
NGSA
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