The Joliet Central High School Band has a legacy of excellence that stretches back more than a century. In fact, the Joliet nickname ‘City of Champions’ doesn’t come from its many outstanding athletes and sports teams but from the long history of national recognition that rightfully places the Joliet Central Band in the pantheon of student musical organizations.
Lisa Corrao joined the Community Foundation of Will County (CFWC) as Executive Director effective March 21, 2022. Lisa brings more than 25 years of experience in non-profit leadership and development in organizations that support education, law and the arts which meshes well with the mission and focus of the CFWC.
The Community Foundation of Will County awards grants annually to not-for-profits for a broad array of charitable purposes in healthcare, human services, education and cultural arts. View the 2021 Grant Recipients.
The Community Foundation of Will County (CFWC) announced on Thursday, February 25, 2021 that Amazon has donated $500,000 to invest in workforce development and education in Will County. This generous investment allows the CFWC to establish an advisory committee comprising leaders in education, economic development and workforce development (see below). They will bring resources and best practices from their respective organizations to establish criteria and seek opportunities for investment.
The Joliet Region Education Scholarship Fund perfectly matches the mission of the Community Foundation of Will County (CFWC) by bringing people together to support causes that matter. The fund was established with the Community Foundation in 2013 by a group of community, education and business leaders and has awarded more than 300 scholarships since then.