Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Healthy Heart Exhibit at the SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora

Carmen Kaufman, Physician Assistant with Fox Valley Cardiovascular Consultants, and Alex Pope, VP & Chief Development Office at Rush-Copley Medical Center, participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony with children at SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora.  The event marked the opening of the new interactive Healthy Heart Exhibit.  This fun display shows children how to…read more


The purpose of this request is to identify an individual qualified to establish and strengthen relationships to increase fund development and sponsorship cultivation for the Making Kane County Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium. The successful candidate will enter an agreement with the Kane County Health Department, a Consortium member organization, who will provide day to day oversight for the…read more

2014 Walk to School Day a Success

Sixty Kane County Schools participated in International Walk to School Day on October 8, 2014.  This marks the fifth year the Funders’ Consortium has sponsored Walk to School Day.  Thanks to our sponsors, Elgin Parks and Recreation and City of Aurora for their support.

Congratulations to our “Walk to School Champions”

The Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium  has sponsored International Walk to School Day for five years.  The following schools have participated all five years: Alice Gustafson, Fabyan, Bell-Graham, Fox Ridge, Hampshire, Harrison, Heartland, Hoover Wood, JB Nelson, Mill Creek, Lincoln, Fox Meadow, Norton Creek, Neubert, Parkview, H.C. Storm, Western Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, Geneva Middle School…read more

Rush-Copley Foundation Joins Consortium

Press ReleaseFebruary 5, 2015 The Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium is pleased to announce that Rush-Copley Foundation is joining the Leadership Board of the Consortium.  The Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium is private-public partnership established to support the comprehensive, coordinated, community-based initiatives needed to make Kane County “Fit for Kids” and implement the Fit Kids…read more

Art classes worked together to create Walk to School Day messages

61 Kane County Schools Participated in International Walk to School Day!

  Walk to School Day was a huge success.  Sixty-one Kane County Schools participated, each sponsoring their own event.  In this picture Kane County Board Chairman, Chris Lauzen walks to school with students from Fabyan Elementary School in Geneva.   Across the county, elected officials, police and fire fighters supported the Walk to School Day…read more

Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium is Sponsoring International Walk to School Day, October 9, 2013

 On October 9, 2013, the Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium will be sponsoring our Fourth International Walk to School Day in Kane County! Join us in walking to school on October *9th, and your PTO will be eligible to receive $250 through the Making Kane County Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium. Registration is now open.

McCarty Burlington Neighborhood Garden

The community garden is a collaborative effort between the City of Aurora, Family Focus Aurora, McCarty Burlington Neighborhood and Brady and Rollins elementary schools.  The City of Aurora received funding from the Fit for Kids Funders’ Consortium to create the Aurora Community Garden Network.  The McCarty Burlington Neighborhood Community Garden is located at Claim and…read more

Sleepy Hollow Community Gardens

Sleepy Hollow has added community garden plots for community residents and expanded their giving garden. Produce from the giving garden is sent to a local food pantry.