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Fox Valley GATES
German American Team of Educational Sponsors

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Scholarship Program


Fox Valley GATES, incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization,  was established in 2001 as an outreach from the Fox Valley chapter of D.A.N.K. to promote and support German education/language studies and to preserve and edify German culture in the Fox Valley and Chicago metropolitan area through community outreach programs.

Fox Valley GATES serves to acknowledge the educational accomplishments and outstanding contributions of students studying the German language. They seek to help motivate students academically and reward both improvement as well as high achievements. Through a process of reinforcement, recognition, and reward, Fox Valley GATES recognizes successful students each year with scholarships for continued German Language studies.

Fox Valley GATES saw there was a need to preserve the German culture and language. Many children interested in German as a second language do not have the means, support or encouragement from their community to continue their education in German language studies. This new organizations goal is to supply the public schools with books, magazines, newspapers and German videos in order to enrich the students’ educational experiences. A fund has been established to support students wanting to continue with German language studies.

By making a tax-deductible donation to Fox Valley GATES and becoming a “Partner in Excellence” you will send a strong and positive message to students as well as to the entire community. Showing that you are for educational excellence reinforces the message that academic success is necessary in today’s world.

You can send your contributions directly to

Fox Valley GATES
1750 Kaneville
Geneva, IL  60134

 DANK members can also check the Fox Valley GATES box on the membership dues statement.
Contributions can be tax-deductible. Please check with your accountant.

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