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The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1985 to administer funds, award grants and provide leadership, enriching the quality of life and strengthening community in Putnam County. The Community Foundation administers more than 260 funds for donors supporting a variety of charitable activities and has awarded more than $11 million dollars in grants and scholarships.


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"Strategies for Your Fundraising Plan"

Nick Parkevich

August 4, 2015

11 am to 2 pm

Operating your organization without a fundraising plan is a risky proposition!  After all, who would serve the community if your organization went away tomorrow?  A sound fundraising plan engages your board, staff, volunteers and those you serve by putting in place strategies to fund your organization's vision and creates a more sustainable organizational culture.  In short, life is just simply better for those working at organizations with fundraising plans!

This hands-on session will provide participants with an outline for beginning the process of developing their own fundraising plan tailored to the specific needs of their organization.


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100+ Women Who Care Putnam County is accepting memberships for 2015.  100+ Women Who Care Putnam County is a group of women who share a common desire to give back to our community.  For more information and to find a membership form, click HERE.

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Youth Philanthropy Committee hosts Connecting Generations Video Premier - In early February, the Putnam County Youth Philanthropy Committee received a Connecting Generations grant to create a video encouraging intergenerational understanding between senior citizens and today's youth. A viewing party explaining the project and revealing the video for the first time is being hosted by the committee at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 23rd at 6:30 pm.  The community is invited and encouraged to attend.  Refreshments will follow the premiere.  To read the full article, click HERE.

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Community Foundation's Annual Meeting and Chocolate Box Raffle June 17 - The Putnam County Community Foundation's annual meeting will take place on June 17th, at the the Inn at DePauw.  Sponsored by North Salem State Bank, and Therese Cunningham State Farm Insurance, this year's annual meeting will provide a forum for reflection on the Community Foundation's nearly thirty years of service to the people of Putnam County.  Ginger Scott of Wabash Capital is sponsoring the music. To read the full article, click HERE.

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