Century in Sycamore is a celebration as IDEAL Industries, Inc. celebrates 100 years headquartered in Sycamore, IL.


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A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Chinese Proverb.  A special thank you to the landscape architecture firm Robinson Anderson Summers for overseeing the design of the project.   

The first phase will be completed later in 2024. “This project is a demonstration of the IDEAL commitment to Sycamore for the next century. We hope that this beautiful, publicly- accessible recreation space will enhance quality of life for those who live and work in this wonderful community."

IDEAL Foundation Board Chair Nicole Juday announced that the IDEAL Foundation is undertaking an additional project to create a walking/biking path and native plant ecosystem around a large pond at the intersection of Borden Avenue and Prairie Drive in Sycamore.


With over 20 years in the nonprofit sector, Nicole Juday has spent her career engaging audiences through program development and implementation and designing and executing fundraising strategies for a range of nonprofit organizations. Her work in development has included leading major gift programs, heading multimillion fundraising campaigns, spearheading audience engagement programs and developing and managing large-scale strategic projects.


Nicole has served on many nonprofit boards and has a certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and a certificate in High Impact Philanthropy from the University of Pennsylvania.

"This path is a way to give back to the City of Sycamore."