Made possible through the generosity of the Suter family, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is happy to announce the Suter Family Scholarship Fund. This newly created scholarship fund will provide an annual award to graduates at both DeKalb and Sycamore high schools. The award will honor the late Charles and Helen Suter, their love for education and learning, and the family’s ongoing service to the community.
The Suters have been a part of DeKalb County for over 75 years, beginning when Charles and Helen moved to Sycamore in 1938. Charles, founder of The Suter Company Inc., ran a successful family business for many years, eventually handing it off to his sons in the early 1950’s. The Suter Company Inc. has continued to find success as a maker of top quality, innovative food products with distribution nationwide. Now run by the 3rd generation of Suters, the company continues to expand through innovation.
As with many funds at the Community Foundation, the Suter Family Scholarship Fund honors the legacy of a loved one. Recipients of the award will know it as the Charles & Helen Suter Memorial Scholarship award. Eligibility criteria for the award speaks to the values and ideals held by the family, holding academic achievement, volunteerism and service club involvement as preferred.
“We absolutely love this community and are so blessed with the great education we have received,” said Tim and Julie Suter. “We hope our passion for education and community service will spill over into the lives of each and every one of these students.”
Scholarship funds are a great way to support youth with a passion for learning and service to our community. Currently there are over 65 scholarship funds at the Community Foundation, all with a desire to provide impact in the pursuit of education. To discuss setting up a fund that meets your charitable interests, or to contribute to an existing fund, please contact Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.