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Education Briefs: 12-23-17

December 22, 2017 11:45 pm Published by

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Tax Reform and Opportunities For Year-End Giving

December 22, 2017 11:40 pm Published by

For many GTCF donors, 2017 may be the last year to receive income tax savings from charitable gifts. The information below can support you in making decisions about year-end giving.

Immediate actions you can take:

Make a gift to your existing GTCF donor-advised fund. This may include gifts of long-term appreciated property or stock.

Talk with your financial advisor about how the new tax law will impact your charitable giving.

This NY Times article explains how a donor advised fund allows contributors to donate money and take a tax deduction in the same year, then pay the money to selected charities over time:

How to Write Off Donations Under the New Tax Plan: Consider 'Bunching'

GTCF's donor services can help you with setting up or adding to an existing fund.

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SATURDAY SALUTE: Teachers’ impact huge

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A hearty Saturday Salute goes this week to Cathy Howard and Tracy Morrow, this yearas recipients of the Kim West Dinsdale Excellence in Teaching Awards given annually by the Grand Island Community Foundation.

There were more than 100 nominations of teachers from every school in Hall County this year.

Howard, an English teacher at Grand Island Central Catholic, was nominated by Jen Myers, Hall County Court magistrate, who was a student in Howardas class 25 years ago and spoke in the nomination of the impact she still has on her 25 years later. Thank you to Morrow and Howard for all they do to help their students, as well as all the teachers in our communities who are making a difference in our childrenas lives.

Acts of kindness always in season

We also salute the AOK Ladies, a group of about 80 members whose sole goal is to encourage acts of kindness in our community.

Last Sunday, the groupas members visited nine stores throughout Grand Island and randomly handed out gift cards to harried customers hurrying to get their Christmas shopping done.

The pink cards attached to the gift cards encouraged the shoppers to apass it ona by doing random acts of kindness for others.

aWe just want them to spread acts of kindness to someone else,a Lisa Thayer of the AOK Ladies said that day.

Vice President of Philanthropy, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta job with Our …

December 22, 2017 10:38 pm Published by

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta strengthens its region by providing quality services to donors and innovative leadership on community issues. This position serves as the Vice President, Philanthropy and leads the Philanthropy Department, which is responsible for asset building and donor sustainability through expanded prospect and donor philanthropy.

Developing deep, sustained relationships with donors, their families and professional advisors to make the Community Foundation the donor's and advisor community their primary philanthropic partner Providing a world class experience for Community Foundation donors and the professional advisor community Leading the building of assets of the Community Foundation by expanding and reaching prospective new donors through referrals and prospect research Using community resources to connect donors to causes, strengthening the Community Foundation's capacity to address critical community needs and providing meaningful rewards for donors Providing every donor and family with every opportunity to engage with the Community Foundation and expand their philanthropic impact, moving donors from transactional to sustaining to transformational Develop and monitor metrics for prospect donor pipeline; current donors and planned gifts

The Refuge camp receives $25000 award from Rye Foundation

December 22, 2017 10:26 pm Published by The Refuge camp receives $25,000 award from Rye Foundation - Daily Reflector

The Refuge got an early Christmas present this week a $25,000 grant.

The Christian camp, located near Ayden, was selected as the winner of the Rye Foundation's Ray Bryan Award, award is given to a nonprofit "which is making a strong and life-changing impact on children and youth." The award includes a gift of $25,000 for The Refuge to use to enhance and expand programming.

"We are surprised, honored, and very excited about this award," Sammy Hudson, the executive director of the ministry, said in a news release.

Since its founding in 2006, The Refuge has offered children's camps, marriage retreats, musical concerts, and large-scale festivals.

At its camp site in Greene County, The Refuge has six eastern North Carolina farmhouses which have been fully restored. STORY:20171223024The Refuge camp receives $25,000 award from Rye Foundation/Look/2017/12/23/The-Refuge-camp-receives-25-000-award-from-Rye-Foundation.html-1story

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust names new executive director

December 22, 2017 10:15 pm Published by Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust names new executive director - Lewiston Sun Journal

RANGELEY Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust has announced that David Miller of Portland is the new executive director.

He has served in the public and private sectors in various program, fundraising and leadership levels and brings a wealth of experience and perspective to the organization. He is the co-founder of Educo International Alliance, an alliance of NGOs focused on wilderness-based youth development.

Prior to this appointment Miller was self-employed as an organizational consultant and executive coach, co-designing and facilitating the development of conservation organizations.

As executive director, Miller will be responsible for working with the board to develop and implement a long-term strategic plan. Jennifer is in her first year of residency with a focus on internal medicine in Boise, Idaho, and his son, Aubrey, is teaching at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

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Johnstown secures state grant for bridge

December 22, 2017 10:03 pm Published by

JOHNSTOWN A state grant for replacement of the Miller Street bridge was fully approved, and the project may commence next spring, a city official said.

City Engineer Christopher Vose reported to the Common Council Monday night at City Hall that the city is concluding the approval process for the grant. He said the city may have materials for the project by spring.

The agreement between the city and the state involves a promised $100,000 grant from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York. The Miller Street project is slated to be completed in house by the city Department of Public Works using a prefabricated bridge. The span was taken down after it was cited by the state Department of Transportation as a deteriorating structure.

The city previously bid for design work for the project, receiving a low bid in June 2016 of $55,565 submitted by Contech Engineered Solutions of West Chester, Ohio.

Elsewhere, in his report to the council, Vose said DPW activities have been "slow" lately, although the department has been involved in building projects at City Hall. He said DPW is renovating the City Clerk's Office.

Vose said garbage pickup will be on a normal pickup the next two weeks during the holidays.

The city's brush dropoff on West Main Street was recently closed, he said.

"We're not taking anymore yard clippings until spring," Vose said.

Sand barrels for residential use are situated near the Johnstown Senior Citizens Center, the city engineer said.

Vose also reported the city took possession of another fuel truck for use by DPW.

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Charitable challenge

December 22, 2017 9:41 pm Published by

One of the bigger incentives to give, however, has been the tax deduction that comes with giving, which often has resulted in a flood of year-end donations.

While some people will continue to give because of a personal commitment, non-profit organizations need to start preparing now for the scenario that Williams fears.

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