Starke, Fulton and Miami County Community Foundations are participating with #GivingTuesday, December 1st 2015.
Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.
In Miami County, there will be an hour of celebration, a live broadcast with WARU 101.9, and holiday treats from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Community Foundation office at 13 East Main in downtown Peru.
In Fulton County, there will be an hour of live broadcast with WROI 92.1, hosted by Tom Bair, and an open house with holiday treats from 7:00am to 7:00pm at the Community Foundation office at 715 Main Street in downtown Rochester. With the benefit of a $1 for $1 match from the Lilly Endowment, all gifts made to a Fulton County Community Fund will double and even triple with another $1 for $1 match contributed by the Community Foundation.
Starke County will host an open house serving with holiday treats, from 8:00am to 4:00pm, at their office in the North Judson Town Hall located at 310 Lane Street in North Judson.
Read more about the events in each county, and join us for a holiday celebration of giving.
The Miami County Community Foundation (MCCF) honored donors and charitable organizations at a fund founder celebration and grant reception held Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the First Christian Church Fire House in Peru.
Connie Cutler, Director of Development for the MCCF, along with Tom McKaig, MCCF Board President, Marsha Minard, MCCF Secretary and Grant Chairman and Jay Albright, Executive Director of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation presented seven charitable organizations with over $35,000 in grants to benefit all of Miami County.
The evening’s special presentation came from Connie Cutler, who spoke about the GIFT VI match incentive offered to the Community Foundation through the Lilly Endowment, Inc. The MCCF has met the challenge and raised $500,000 that will be matched $1 for $1, and will lead to an additional $20,000 annually in community grantmaking dollars. The MCCF operational fund also benefit as well.
See lots of great photos of the event!
The Starke County Community Foundation (SCCF) celebrated with donors and charitable organizations at a fund founder celebration and grant reception held Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox.
Founders of Community Foundation funds were present to celebrate the accomplishments of 2015, during which more than $221,000 was awarded in grants and scholarships to local organizations and students.
Marilyn and Mathew Swanson of Bass Lake were also named the as recipients of the James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award.
Find out more about the fabulous evening of grant awards and fellowship.
The Fulton County Community Foundation (FCCF) celebrated with donors and charitable organizations at a Community Impact Celebration held Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Akron Community Center.
Brian Johnson, Director of Development for the FCCF, along with Jeff Finke, FCCF Board President, Evan Gottschalk grant chair, and Jay Albright, Executive Director of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation presented ten charitable organizations with over $100,000 in grants to benefit all of Fulton County.
The evening featured several projects from regions, and towns around Fulton County that have benefited from FCCF grants since 1996. Attendees were also given the opportunity to be included in a free drawing to make a grant to their favorite charity in the amount of $250.
See all the grant awarded in 2015 and read more about the worthwhile programs making a difference in Fulton County.