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Peace Out: Inspiring Youth, Serving the Community

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New grant aimed at helping Higgins Lake

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Seven charities compete in Community Aces Challenge

February 23, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

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Villa ace Guzan opens new grassroots clubhouse

February 23, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

100,000 grant helps Rugby Town JFC refurbish new club house – Take Part | The FA

A 100,000 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund helped Rugby Town JFC to open a new clubroom last week.

Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan was present at the club’s Kilsby Lane home to cut the ribbon on the refurbished facility, which now features kitchen and bar facilities, a projector for team briefings and coach education sessions and a lounge area.

And the club, which runs 52 boys and girls teams, will now work closely with the Birmingham FA to deliver a wide range of FA coach education courses at the site, which also hosts 11 grass pitches.

Aston Villa stopper Guzan met delighted youngsters at Rugby Town JFC

In addition to the new clubroom, the club will also extend the existing car park, purchase new pitch maintenance equipment and create two junior real grass pitches with proper drainage systems.

The club worked in partnership with the Birmingham FA to secure the grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund.

Julian Thomas school receives grant for learning aids

February 23, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

RACINE Julian Thomas Elementary School has received a $143 grant to purchase materials that will focus on integrating science and social studies into math concepts from The Meemic Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by Meemic Insurance Co. She will make use of learning aids, such as manipulatives, books that are at their ability level and interest level, materials to create cross-curricular and hands-on activities that can be done in small groups or one-on-one with the special education teacher.

“Exceptional educators are always looking for new and creative ways to inspire their students and we want to make sure that financial concerns don’t stand in the way of those ideas,” said Roy Hinz, community advocacy administrator for the Meemic Foundation. “The goal of Meemic Foundation grants is to provide the resources necessary for teachers to create a dynamic learning environment for students that not only educates the children but inspires them as well.”

Grant applications are evaluated based on a variety of criteria that are provided on The Meemic Foundation website. The Foundation looks to fund innovative programs, events or projects that will significantly enhance students’ classroom experiences in all educational settings including public, private, parochial and charter schools as well as colleges and universities.

The Meemic Foundation has been offering financial assistance in the form of grants to schools and educators for more than 20 years. What began as a college scholarship program has expanded into a Foundation that has touched more than 1.5 million students through its financial support of education initiatives.

Meemic provided grants to various Wisconsin schools to enhance the education experience for their students.

Students to get $50000 lesson in philanthropy

February 23, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

Michele Adams, associate professor of sociology, will teach a new philanthropy course this fall with support from The Philanthropy Lab.

aWhether you are involved in a big foundation or giving away $5, you must give philanthropy careful and systematic consideration.a
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Michele Adams, associate professor of sociology

This fall students at Tulane University will be able to enroll in a new course, aPhilanthropy and Social Change,a in which they will study philanthropy and ultimately allocate $50,000 to worthy New Orleans nonprofits.

Mountain Grove Area Community Foundation conducts spring fundraiser Sunday afternoon

February 23, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

Mountain Grove Area Community Foundation conducts spring fundraiser Sunday afternoon – Mountain Grove News-Journal : News Mountain Grove Area Community Foundation conducts spring fundraiser Sunday afternoon

The Mountain Grove Area Community Foundation has an afternoon of fun scheduled for Sunday, March 1.A The afternoon starts with a BBQ pork lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets for the luncheon are only $15 per person.A aYou have to eat somewhere.A You can have a great lunch, a lot of fun, and support a good cause by joining us on March 1,a said Kim Norris, Foundation Board member.

Following the lunch, at 2 p.m., the Foundation will hold its second annual bowling tournament.A Bridgett Williams, Vice-President of the Foundation explains, aThis will be a 9 pin no-tap tournament.A If you get 9 pins on your first ball, it counts as a strike.A The idea is for the bowlers to come out and have a good time.aA Foundation members have been busy assembling teams.A Most teams are already full, but there are still a few openings left. David Barbe, Foundation president.A aThe Foundation is one of our communityas greatest assets and one of the least well known.A This past fall the Foundation awarded over $10,000 in grants to local organizations and projects.a Since its inception, the Foundation has given $350,000 in scholarships and grants to area students and local clubs and organizations. David Barbe, 926-6111.A Other Foundation Board members include Robin Allen, Carla Roberts, Jim Gunnels, Jay Loveland, Steve Moody, Vallie Hoerning, Mike Housley, and Dr.

Youth Philanthropy Night March 5 at Almost Home

February 23, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

Youth Philanthropy Night March 5 at Almost Home
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Almost Home restaurant will host the Putnam County Community Foundation‘s Youth Philanthropy Night on Thursday, March 5.

Since its inception in 2006, the Putnam County Youth Philanthropy Committee has provided more than $25,000 in funding for more than 50 youth-led projects in Putnam County.

Grants awarded by the Youth Philanthropy Committee are made possible by the unrestricted Community Grants endowments administered by the Community Foundation.

Lake County Community Foundation names new executive director

February 23, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

Teeuwissen brings a strong commitment to the Lake County community and more than 35 years of nonprofit and management experience, according to a news release.

Teeuwissen has held senior management positions with organizations such as the American Ballet Theater and Dance Theater of Harlem. He was also executive director of Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet from 2001-08, significantly expanding the organization’s outreach efforts and after-school programs, the release stated.

Anne Reusche, chair of the Lake County Community Foundation, said Teeuwissen has a “proven track record of adapting and enhancing programs to meet the needs of diverse communities,” adding she looks forward to his leadership in Lake County.

“Lake County is where I live it’s my community, where I’m invested,” Teeuwissen said of his new role. “I look forward to connected with the Foundation’s many grant recipients, donors and partners, and collaborating to make the region stronger.”

Since its founding in 2003, the Lake County Community Foundation, as affiliate of the Chicago Community Trust, has contributed more than $2.5 million to 80 nonprofit organizations that support basic human needs, community development, education and health throughout the community.

Teeuwissen received a Master’s degree of science in management and a certificate in public management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in California, and his Board of Regent’s degree from West Virginia State University.