Drake Castle Fund continues family philanthropy

The Drake Castle Charitable Fund has been established through the DeKalb County Community Foundation. This new donor advised fund will align with the charitable interests of David B. Castle, which include child and adult education, English as a second language, adult literacy, and more.

Castle is a lifelong resident of DeKalb with strong family ties to Sandwich, where he has worked for many years. He is a graduate of DePauw University with an MBA from Northern Illinois University. He is fluent in Spanish and has lived in Argentina and Colombia. He admires DeKalb County for its wide variety of nonprofit organizations that serve so many people, both young and old, at little or no cost to those who most need these life-changing services.

“I remember and admire the many influential civic leaders who, during my childhood and in recent years, have worked so hard to ensure our communities have the services needed to be healthy and prosperous,” Castle said in a news release. “I hope that my participation furthers their legacy of community engagement and support for the benefit of everyone.”

Growing up, Castle and his siblings witnessed philanthropy and public service through the actions of their parents and grandparents. David Castle has continued the commitment to public service by participating on numerous boards, including the Youth Services Bureau, DeKalb County Hospice, KishHealth System Foundation, Ben Gordon Center, Tails Humane Society, Horizons Unlimited Foundation, and currently the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

“Knowing David and his family and their positive impact in DeKalb County, we are honored to facilitate his giving through a locally managed donor advised fund,” Community Foundation Executive Director Dan Templin said in a news release.

Donations to any fund at the Community Foundation, including the Drake Castle Charitable Fund, can be made online at dekalbccf.org/donate or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For questions or to start a charitable fund, contact Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or dan@dekalbccf.org.


David B. Castle