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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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Community Foundation Announces 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient - Taylor L. Secrest, son of Brad and Marjorie Secrest, has been named the recipient of the Putnam County Community Foundation's 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar (LECS).  The prestigious scholarship will provide full tuition and fees for four years' attendance at any Indiana college or university.  In addition, he will receive a $900 annual stipend for required books and equipment. This fall, Taylor will be studying chemical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. To read the full story, click HERE.

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