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Community Foundation Celebrates #GivingTuesday December 1st 2015

December 1, 2015 – The Miami County Community Foundation (MCCF) is joining in the holiday spirit with an open house and by participating on #GivingTuesday, December 1st 2015.

"This is a good way to take a day out of the start of the holiday season, and think about the local charities that do so much every day, all through the year,” says Connie Cutler, the Director of Development for the MCCF.

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.

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 MCCF office at 13 East Main in downtown Peru.

"It's an opportunity for us to highlight the work we're doing with charitable organizations that serve our community," Cutler says. “It's also a chance to showcase how individuals can be philanthropists and make an impact in Miami County through the Community Foundation”, she added.

The MCCF has 147 different funds that support a wide range of organizations that provide services to Miami County.

Cutler says she wants people to think about charitable giving in a different way.

"Our goal is to make people’s yearly donations a festive group experience, and bring excitement and passion to the holiday season of giving”, said Cutler. “And by giving to the Community Foundation, you will know that your gift will support your charitable organization now and forever,” she added.

For more information about #GivingTuesday contact Connie Cutler at 475-2859, or by email at

Welcome to the Miami County Community Foundation
Miami County is a wonderful community with a rich heritage, steeped in history. Since 1993, Miami 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.

Miami 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 Miami County donations can do more—right here in Miami County.

So far, Miami County Community Foundation has dispersed nearly 5.2 million dollars in grants and scholarships. Currently the Community Foundation holds over $7.6 million in assets and administers over 140 funds.