Community Report Winter 2015
Strengthening local philanthropy to support healthy communities.
GIVING GCF Community Report Winter 2015
It is hard to believe the giving season is upon us. Just yesterday it was 90 degrees and summer break was in full swing. Today, as the first snow of the season has fallen, it is also the time of year when we think about giving. At the Community Foundation our minds are focused on year-end giving and helping our community members connect with causes they care about. We know that most charitable giving is done during year-end. We want you to know that there are many wonderful causes right here at home to consider. Our winter Community Report features funds here at the Foundation you may want to connect with and ways you can create your own fund. At the Galesburg Community Foundation we make giving simple, and we hope you know how much we appreciate your help in strengthening local philanthropy to support healthy communities.
Carl Nixon Chairman
Joshua D. Gibb Executive Director
Thank you for your continued support and involvement. If you have questions or want to know more, contact us anytime at: 309.344.8898 or email@example.com.
HOW DOES THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WORK? It starts with donors... Individuals Businesses Private Foundations Nonprofit Organizations
Who have a passion... Community Arts Education Environment Community Wellness Faith
Who use their gifts... Cash Securities Real Assets Retirement Funds Insurance Bequests
...to create endowed funds that will make an impact forever. 2
We inspire philanthropy by... ...meeting with donors to determine which type of fund is right for their goals. …assisting donors with giving effectively. …helping donors grow funds. …providing regular fund activity statements. …preserving donor wishes in perpetuity.
OUR TEAM BOARD Carl Nixon Chairman Mark Kleine Vice-Chairman
STAFF Joyce Coffman Dr. Subbia Jagannathan Lance Humphreys
Joel Estes Secretary
David Pearson Treasurer
Joshua D. Gibb Executive Director Bobbi Pio Director of Operations Karlie Elliott Bowman Director of Communications
Communities are forever changing. Tomorrow will be much different from today. Providing our communities with resources to adapt and respond to change is paramount to their success. That’s why gifts to Impact Funds are powerful. They provide essential flexibility that enables Galesburg Community Foundation to seize opportunities to meet the demands and challenges of today’s rapidly changing environment. Individuals and families establish Impact Funds at GCF to help ensure GCF can provide necessary resources when such opportunities do arise.
IMPACT FUNDS AT GCF • GCF Community Impact Fund • Humphreys Family Impact Fund • Robert J. & Katherine R. Sparks Charitable Fund
Community Funds are powerful because they: • Allow communities to address their most pressing needs. • Provide flexible problem solving tools. No one can know what a community’s most urgent needs will be twenty years from now, and Community Funds allow your community to build the capacity to meet those future challenges.
• Serve as a catalyst for communitywide problem solving and decisionmaking. • Provide a receptacle for planned gifts or bequests for current and former residents who want to make a contribution. • Educate communities about the power of philanthropy and endowment building.
FUND SPOTLIGHT Knoxville is the first community to take part in the Community Fund matching grant program with GCF. Participating communities are challenged to raise $25,000, which is then matched with $25,000 from GCF to establish an endowment fund benefiting the community. GCF also provides participating communities with $5,000 to help market the challenge. Community Funds are important as they provide communities with the ability to respond to ever-changing needs.
COMMUNITY FUNDS AT GCF • Knoxville Community Fund
DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
Donor advised funds are a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to giving. Donor Advised Funds allow you and your family to remain actively involved in your charitable interests. Donors establishing these funds recommend the organization or cause they want to support, and then gifts are distributed by GCF on behalf of their fund. Establishing a Donor Advised Fund is a great way to be actively involved in philanthropy while creating a family legacy.
DONOR ADVISED FUNDS AT GCF • Andrew & Karlie Bowman Charitable Fund • Full Viewpoint Park Fund • Good ANDings Fund • Jack Hennenfent Sr. Family Fund • Joy Fund • Kleine Family Foundation Fund • Pio Family Fund
• Sight for Success • The Wayne & Darlene Green Community Fund • The Sixteenth Section Fund • Third Cup Fund • T.J. & Joyce Coffman Family Foundation Fund • Twomey Fund
We all have passions and interests. A Designated Fund allows you to support the charitable organizations you care about. Establishing a Designated Fund to support your favorite nonprofits is a gift that gives forever and provides support to ensure organizations can fulfill their mission.
DESIGNATED FUNDS AT GCF • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
1st Street Armoury Foundation Fund Audrey June & Reed Stuart Robertson Endowment Fund Audrey June & Reed Stuart Robertson Educational Endowment Fund Camp Big Sky Endowment Fund Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association Endowment Fund Central Congregational Church Endowment Fund Central Congregational Church Preservation Fund Christmas in Action Endowment Fund Choral Dynamics Endowment Fund Discovery Depot Children’s Museum Endowment Fund Falcon Safety Group Charitable Fund FISH of Galesburg Endowment Fund Galesburg Civic Art Center Endowment Fund Galesburg Community Chorus Endowment Fund Galesburg Historical Society Endowment Fund
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Galesburg Rescue Mission Endowment Fund Galesburg Rotary Park Fund Galesburg Rotary Foundation Fund Knox County Humane Society Fund Knox County Teen Court Endowment Fund Knox County YMCA Endowment Fund Knox County YMCA Solutions Program Endowment Fund Learning Connections of Galesburg Endowment Fund Older Americans Knox, Inc. (OAKS) Endowment Fund Prairie Players Civic Theatre Endowment Fund Rainbow Riders Endowment Fund ROWVA Public Schools Foundation Endowment Fund The Orpheum Theatre Endowment Fund Warren County Historical Society Endowment Fund
Scholarships provide an opportunity to inspire students and help them realize someone else cares about their academic achievements. Scholarships are a great way to help today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders. Endowed scholarships are established when a gift is set aside as principal and invested in perpetuity. Endowed scholarships are a great way to create a lasting gift in memory of a loved one or for organizations providing continuous student support.
FUND SPOTLIGHT ROWVA graduate Rylie Kalb of Wataga was recently awarded a scholarship for academic excellence from the Millie Martin Scholarship Fund established at GCF. Charles Martin of Victoria established the fund in honor of his late mother Millie Martin and her love for education. The scholarship is awarded each year to a female student graduating from ROWVA with the highest grade point average.
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AT GCF • Becky Carlson Scholarship Fund • Helen H. Wetherbee Nursing Scholarship Fund • John E. Bohan Excellence in Athletics Scholarship Fund
• The Millie Martin Memorial Academic Achievement Award • Oneida Telephone Exchange Scholarship
CONNECT WITH CAUSES YOU CARE ABOUT TODAY.
At the Galesburg Community Foundation we make giving easy. To connect with causes you care about, simply select the fund on the next page, fill out the requested information and mail your check in the enclosed envelope back to us. If you have a desire to create your own fund, give us a call at 309.344.8898 or stop by and see us at 246 E. Main Street, Suite 101 in downtown Galesburg. We appreciate your help as we work to strengthen local philanthropy to support healthy communities.
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Ways to Give CREATE YOUR OWN FUND
At GCF we know that everyone has a passion. Part of the Foundation’s mission is to help you connect with causes you care about. When you connect with causes you care about, that is philanthropy in action. When philanthropy is put into action, then nonprofits have the opportunity to further impact our communities. Creating your own fund is a great start.
• 1st Street Armoury Foundation Fund
FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS • For Galesburg’s Children Fund • Galesburg Exchange Club • Growing Together, Inc. Fund • Historic Ellisville Restoration Organization Fund • Jack E. Larson Endowment Fund • Jones Hinckley Trust Fund • LGG Leadership Development Fund • Smallwood Fund • We Are Galesburg Fund
• Audrey June & Reed Stuart Robertson Endowment Fund • Audrey June & Reed Stuart Robertson Educational Endowment Fund • Camp Big Sky Endowment Fund • Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association Endowment Fund • Central Congregational Church Endowment Fund • Central Congregational Church Preservation Fund • Christmas in Action Endowment Fund • Choral Dynamics Endowment Fund • Discovery Depot Children’s Museum Endowment Fund • Falcon Safety Group Charitable Fund • FISH of Galesburg Endowment Fund • Galesburg Civic Art Center Endowment Fund • Galesburg Community Chorus Endowment Fund • Galesburg Historical Society Endowment Fund • Galesburg Rescue Mission Endowment Fund • Galesburg Rotary Park Fund
• Becky Carlson Scholarship Fund
• Galesburg Rotary Foundation Fund
• Helen H. Wetherbee Nursing Scholarship Fund
• Knox County Humane Society Fund
• John E. Bohan Excellence in Athletics Scholarship Fund
• Knox County Teen Court Endowment Fund
• The Millie Martin Memorial Academic Achievement Award
• Knox County YMCA Endowment Fund
• Oneida Telephone Exchange Scholarship
• Knox County YMCA Solutions Program Endowment Fund
COMMUNITY FUNDS • Knoxville Community Fund
• Learning Connections of Galesburg Endowment Fund • Older Americans Knox, Inc. (OAKS) Endowment Fund • Prairie Players Civic Theatre Endowment Fund • Rainbow Riders Endowment Fund • ROWVA Public Schools Foundation Endowment Fund
IMPACT FUNDS • GCF Community Impact Fund
• The Orpheum Theatre Endowment Fund • Warren County Historical Society Endowment Fund
MORE THAN ONE WAY TO GIVE There are many ways to make a difference in our local communities. Community Treasures Thrift Shop provides yet another way for community members to support local philanthropy. Community Treasures, owned by the Galesburg Community Foundation, encourages and provides opportunities for community members to donate their used goods. The shop accepts gently used items including clothing, shoes, accessories and housewares. When you shop Community Treasures for gently used items, the proceeds from your purchase go to GCF to provide grants to area nonprofits. Volunteering is another great way to get involved in your community. Community Treasures provides a variety of opportunities for volunteering-- cashiering, heading up a clothing department, working with collectables or intaking donated items. There are many ways to make a difference. Maybe writing a check to support a fund isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the best way for you to support GCF and the causes you care about. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s okay. Everyone has the opportunity to make a difference in ways that best meet their lifestyle. When you pass by Community Treasures Thrift Shop located at 444 E. Main Street in downtown Galesburg, just remember: donate, shop, volunteer. All are valuable ways to give back to your community and make a difference.
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