Doniphan County Community Foundation Dinner March 16, 2017
The Doniphan County Community Foundation will host an informational dinner on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Troy Community Center. Happy hour begins at 6:00 pm with a full brisket dinner following. The speakers for the evening will include J.D Euler and Vern Henricks, director of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation. Other financial advisors will be on hand to answer any questions after the presentation. The meal is complements of the Doniphan County Chamber of Commerce.
The presentation will include several examples of how others in the region have created their own community foundations along with all the improvements created from that entity. This Fall people were asked to serve on the initial board. The initial executive board includes: J.D. Euler, Ben Gilmore, Peggy Franken, Thad Geiger, Steve Michaels, Mike Twombly, Teresa McAnerney and Joel Euler. The first decision made by the Board of Directors was to become an affiliate with the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation. Being an affiliate of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation (GMCF) offers a number of benefits that balance local control with professional management services. The next steps include forming a board of trustees.
A community foundation is a vehicle for people of all means to make a lasting difference in their community. The central purpose of a community foundation is to serve the needs and philanthropic aims of donors who wish to better their community, now and in the future. Community foundations do this by providing donors with flexible, efficient, and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving achieves the greatest possible impact. A community foundation helps a community grow and thrive to serve the people who live in the community.
This is an exciting time for Doniphan County and we believe this foundation will be a catalyst for positive changes as it provides an easy way for people to be involved and be a part of giving back to their community.
Be a part of Doniphan County growth! Together we are stronger!
For information on community foundations please refer to: http://www.manhattancf.org/
Vern Henricks is our contact.
Vern Henricks is the director and can fully explain all the types of funds available and how it grows in our dedicated Doniphan County account, and the financial benefits of affiliating.