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Fit Families: Empowering Parents and Children Through Physical Education

When the DeBoers selected the focus for the J. Henry & Martha E. De Boer Fund more than half a century ago, their goal was to help children suffering from vision problems, impaired hearing or kidney disease. They never could have predicted that all these years later their action would produce ripples of influence as far reaching as the shores

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Catching up with Joshua Allyn Engineering Scholarship Recipients: Sidney Perkins and Anna Kim

Thriving in their schooling, both Sidney Perkins and Anna Kim are just a few of the Joshua Allyn Engineering Scholarship recipients setting out to make a difference in their respective fields. The scholarship fund was established by Joshua Allyn to award a 4-year scholarship of $10,000 per year to a student majoring in any aspect of engineering. The scholarship, previously

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A Piece of History in Aurora Promotes Message of Tolerance and Justice

On any given day behind the Emily Howland Elementary School in the town of Aurora, you may see a person or two milling about, picking weeds from beneath the rocks and tidying up the landscape that surrounds a coveted horse chestnut sapling. It’s not just any sapling, though, but one from the very tree that grew outside of where Anne

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What Your Estate Planning Clients Wish You Were Asking

Nearly 75% of high net worth individuals consider charity to be an important consideration in their financial and estate planning, according to a survey conducted in 2013 by U.S. Trust. This sounds like good news for charities, but the data also highlights a breakdown in action by professional advisors that can derail these good intentions. Only about half of poll

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