NIU Memorial Fund accepting donations

February 16, 2008 12:47:21 PM PST
(From the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce:)The DeKalb and Sycamore chambers of commerce have established an NIU Memorial Fund through the DeKalb County Community Foundation ( A 501c3 non profit corporation) following Thursday's tragic shooting on campus.

The DeKlab and Sycamore chamber boards and staf members join thouse extending support, prayers and condolences to Northern Illinois University, according to DeKalb Chamber Executive Director Chuck Siebrasse.

Tax deductible donations can be sent by mail to DCCF-NIU Fund at 2600 DeKalb Ave. Sycamore, IL 60178.

To donate online, visit and click on the memorial ribbon on the the home page. Donations are through PayPal, which is waving processing fess to ensure that 100 percent of donations are contributed to the memorial. These donations can be made safely and securely with major credit cards of PayPal accounts.

All monies donated to the NIU Memorial Fund will be utilized in aiding the NIU community with the costs assocaited with this tragic event.

For more information, call the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce at 815-756-6306 or go to