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The Attica Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Dale & Marsha (Dickey) Brown Unrestricted Fund. Dale & Marsha have been faithful servants to the Attica community, volunteering in numerous organizations and serving in a wide-variety of capacities. The Browns, through the Community Foundation, are “giving-back” to the Attica community as a result of their positive experiences in the close-knit community.
Having grown up in Attica and Williamsport, respectively, Dale and Marsha Brown are grateful for the opportunity to “give back” to the community. Marsha, daughter of Doug and Ruth Dickey, graduated from Williamsport High School, later receiving a BA in English from Purdue University and MA in English from Miami University of Ohio. Dale, son of Bill and Mary Lou Brown, graduated from Attica High School and attended St. Joseph’s College. In 1972 he began what became a 35-year career at C & D Batteries, where he served as Plant Manager for 20 years. Marsha taught English at Seeger Memorial High School for 31 years.
The Browns recently established the Dale & Marsha (Dickey) Brown Unrestricted Fund at the Community Foundation. The charitable donations Dale and Marsha and others make to the fund will be invested and the earnings will be used to support a wide-variety of community projects, including, but not limited to: education, health & wellness, economic improvement, community leadership development, park & recreation ventures, child & youth activities, senior citizen endeavors, school-based initiatives, visitors & tourism promotion, and others.
In particular, the Dale & Marsha Brown Fund will assist in start-up costs for new programs, one-time projects or needs and capital needs beyond a not-for-profit organizations capabilities. The Browns are establishing this fund as a means to give back to the Attica community by supporting a variety of activities that have the potential to make an impact for as many residents as possible.
The Browns are proud of their children, Matt Brown and wife Andrea Langille, Emily and husband Justin Nolan, and grandsons Colton and Connor Brown and Ralston Nolan. In retirement, Dale and Marsha enjoy part-time employment, membership in several community organizations, worship and fellowship at Williamsport Christian Church, and travel.
Condolences: The Covington Community Foundation is saddened by the loss of John T. Myers. John passed away on Tuesday, January 25 at his home.
He was a 1945 and 1951 graduate of Covington High School and Indiana State University, respectively. He was an Army veteran, retiring as a Major and worked at the Fountain Trust Company from 1952 to 1966.
John was Congressman from the Indiana 7th District from 1966 to 1996 and a farmer all of his life. He served in a variety of charitable organizations. John is survived by his wife, Carol, two daughters, and seven grandchildren.
The family has requested that memorial gifts be made to Covington Community Foundation or IU Simon Cancer.
Community Foundation Receives $500,000 Matching Grant! Western Indiana Community Foundation is pleased to announce a $500,000 grant opportunity through its partnership with the Lilly Endowment, Inc. (LEI)
From now through March 31, 2016, Lilly Endowment will match up to a cap of $500,000 for Fountain County, through its three affiliates of the Attica, Covington and Southeast Fountain Community Foundations.
According to Dale White, executive director of the community foundation, “there are two components to this tremendous opportunity. First, Lilly will match $1 for $1 all unrestricted endowment gifts. Unrestricted endowments provide the funding for the majority of our grant making throughout the county. We often refer to this as the community grant-making fund. The grants from unrestricted funds allow the community foundation to support youth activities, food pantries, senior citizen groups, school-based initiatives, park and recreation activities, and more.”
“For instance,” White says, “if someone makes a gift to an unrestricted endowment fund or establishes an unrestricted fund, Lilly Endowment will match their gift $1 for $1. Now a person or family can create an unrestricted endowment fund for only $500 as Lilly will add the other $500!”
White goes on to state, “the second component of this opportunity is that donations to restricted endowment funds will be matched 50 cents for every $1 donated. Restricted endowment funds include scholarship funds, park funds, education funds, library funds, historic preservation funds, etc. A person who donates $500 to one of these funds will have it matched by $250 by Lilly.”
For individuals looking for a way to give back to their community, this $1 for $1 and/or $1 for $2 matching gift program provides the perfect opportunity. Imagine a 100% or 50% return on their donation – doubling the impact of their gift and they can benefit their community forever by making a gift to a new or existing endowment fund.
It has been nearly a quarter of a century since Lilly Endowment launched its initiative to encourage the establishment and strengthening of community foundations as vehicles to improve the quality of life in Indiana communities. During this same period the Western Indiana Community Foundation has grown from a $100,000 anonymous donation to nearly $14 million in assets, and distributes nearly $600,000 a year in community grants and scholarship awards. These results would not be achieved without the imagination, generosity, commitment and leadership of thousands of donors and volunteers throughout Fountain County.
For more details about this matching grant opportunity contact Dale White by phone at (765) 793-0702, ext. 4, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Age Does Have its Rewards! The Community Foundation is now offering the following rates on our Gift Annuities. Age 60 = 4.4%, 65 = 4.7%, 70 = 5.1%, 75 = 5.8%, 80 = 6.8%, 85 = 7.8%, 90+ = 9%. CALL TODAY (765-793-0702) for more details or to get started!
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Congratulations to recent grant recipients: Hope Springs Women's Safe House ($3,345), d'Arlier Cultural Center ($5,000), Veedersburg Food Pantry ($5,000), Area Sharing Kindness (ASK - $5,000), Fountain/Warren Honor Band ($750), City of Attica ($3,000), Attica Elementary School ($1,500), Attica Heritage Days ($787), Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry ($1,000), Southeast Fountain Elementary School ($1,000). More →
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