Give Your Heart to Your Community
On February 14, over 50 individuals received a special Valentines Day treat. The Fulton County Community Foundation, along with Rochester Telephone Company, and WROI Radio sponsored the 16th annual Give Your Heart To Your Community Valentines Day Event.
The event offered donors a chance to make a contribution to a fund of their choice and send their Valentine a gift not soon to be forgotten. Gifts ranged from a song dedication on WROI Radio, to a singing telegram and long stem rose personally delivered by groups of singers, to a Palentine displayed on Rochester Telephone Company’s cable Channel 4 and Facebook.
Guest DJ Don Groenleer joined Tom Bair on WROI Radio for the Valentines Day program. Don and Tom played Valentines dedications along with many tips, thoughts, and quips about the day of love.
Sixteen Palentine greetings were sent out to the community on Rochester Telephone Company’s Channel 4 and the Community Foundation’s Facebook page. In addition to the gifts, an anonymous donor offered to match each Palentine with a bag of dog or cat food to be donated to the Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center.
An amazing $8,200 was raised for a number of funds within the Foundation through the event. Brian Johnson, Director of Development for Fulton County said, “The beauty of this event is how the gifts are used. While flowers fade shortly after they are given, the gifts given during this event will be used for years to come to make Fulton County a better community for all.”
the Fulton County Community Foundation
Since 1993, Fulton County Community Foundation has brought caring people and charitable endeavors together for the good of this great community. The Community Foundation gives donors flexible and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving. We work to build substantial endowment funds for our community through contributions large and small.
Fulton County Community Foundation is proud to be a part of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation (NICF). The NICF allows us to maximize our investment benefits and be more cost efficient. This way Fulton County donations can do more—right here in Fulton County.
So far, Fulton County Community Foundation has dispersed over 8.3 million dollars in grants and scholarships. Currently the Community Foundation holds over $11.4 million in assets and administers 166 funds.
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