The Miami County Health Department’s Vaccine Clinic received a grant from the Miami County Community Foundation from multiple sources, one being The Guthrie Family Endowment Fund. This donation was made on behalf of Betsy Guthrie, to celebrate and honor her dedication to this community. Betsy has raised her family to give back to those who are in need. The Miami County Health Department has used these funds to provide nearly 6,000 vaccines to individuals in Miami County.
We appreciate funds that support local programs like this one.
The blue portion of the Community Foundation flower represents the circus tents of Miami County’s city of Peru, known as the “Circus Capital of the World.” Miami County’s circus history dates back to the late 19th century. By the 1920s, Peru was known as “Circus City.” The International Circus Hall of Fame is located there, and the town hosts a Circus City Festival and Parade each summer. The festival is put on by the Peru Amateur Circus, which is made up of performers ages 7 to 21.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to work in the community that I call home. I am looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish working together to make Miami County a better place to live!”
One seedling fund is working to provide support for organizations and projects in the North Miami School District. A seedling fund is one that is working to grow into a permanent endowment fund.
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