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Here's What's on Phil's Mind


Truman Heartland Community Foundation
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Last night we had our annual Scholarship Celebration at Adams Point Conference Center. More than 160 people attended including students receiving scholarships and their parents, donors who have made these scholarships possible, and our board members and other volunteers who served on the committees who reviewed the applications. It’s always a fun event and our donors particularly enjoy having the opportunity to meet the students receiving their scholarship.

It’s peek scholarship time at your Community Foundation. Our Board Scholarship Committee is actively reviewing the applications for the 13 scholarships they are responsible for with over 200 applications to read and review. Plus, we have over 60 other scholarship review committees that are actively reviewing the applications for their particular scholarship. Our thanks go to board member Dr. Kirk Nooks and his 12 member committee of board members and advisory board members for all of their efforts as well as the hundreds of other community members serving on scholarship review committees.

It is my pleasure to share with you the honorees for the year’s Toast to our Towns gala on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Today I want to share some ideas on a retirement planning tool for charitably minded baby boomers that may already be maximizing their contribution to their IRA. For those who would like to leave a legacy and include a gift to charity in their estate plan, a Deferred Charitable Gift Annuity is a powerful tool for you to consider.

On Wednesday February 22nd we had the opportunity to meet with over 60 representatives from area charitable organizations for a forum regarding our upcoming community grants process. Our grants committee is getting geared up for our Annual Community Grants process this year and Letters of Interest are due on Thursday April 6th. We also discussed a relatively new grant program, the Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children’s Education with applications due on May 25th. Applications are made online at our website at www.thcf.org, where you can find more information about these grant programs. Please help us spread the word about this opportunity to nonprofits serving our Eastern Jackson County Community.

Your Community Foundation was very productive in 2016. Total contributions to the foundation from generous donors like you totaled $5.7 Million up 14% and grants made from all funds to numerous charities totaled $3.3 Million, which is up 7% from 2015. We had 34 new funds established bringing the total to more than 600 funds.

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