YC2 | Young Community Changemakers

Young Community Changemakers (YC2) is a leadership development program designed to educate and empower local youth to become our community’s next generation of philanthropists–those who give their time, talent and treasure for the common good.

YC2 is a youth philanthropy program offered to juniors and seniors from Lyons Township High School and Nazareth Academy. Curricula encourages students to explore our local community and its social challenges; learn about philanthropic theory; and engage in organizational evaluation and grantmaking. At the end of the program, students collectively award up to $15,000 to nonprofit organizations that further the mission and vision of Community Memorial Foundation.

The application process for the 2020 YC2 program is now closed. Please check back in the fall for information on upcoming programming.




Please contact Tom Fuechtmann or Beth Murin at 630.654.4729.


Community Memorial Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of The Burjan Family in facilitating the YC2 program.

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