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Whether you dress it up or dress it down, wear your denim and diamonds!

Whether you dress it up or dress it down, wear your denim and diamonds!  Join the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, at The Country Club of Terre Haute on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. To register and for additional information click this story.


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YeeHaw it's time for the Clay County Community Foundation Harvest Hoedown!

The Clay County Community Foundation's Harvest Hoedown will be on October 13, 2012 at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. For more information click this story.


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Join us for the Sullivan County Golf Outing

August 18, 2012
Sullivan County Elks Club
Registration at 7:30a.m.
Shotgun Start at 8:00a.m.

Fees:
Member Price
$35 per person/$140 per team
Non-Member Price
$45 per person/$180 per team
Entry fee includes: Green, Cart Fees and Lunch




Our Golf Outing was a "HOLE IN ONE" thanks to our sponsors!

The 18th Annual Golf Outing was a success due to our friendly sponsors. Through their support, the Wabash Valley Community Foundation is able to effectively continue to improve the Wabash Valley...for good  for ever!

For a list of sponsors and tournament winners, click this story.


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The Youth Grant Committee is accepting membership applications!

Are you or someone you know in grades 8 - 11? Would you like to work with your peers to identify community needs; recommend, encourage and evaluate community projects that will make a difference; and strengthen your leadership skills? If so, click on this story to find out more!


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Tim and Linda Gregory is named the 2012 Sullivan County Community Foundation Volunteer of the Year!

The Sullivan County Community Foundation named Tim and Linda Gregory, of the Sullivan County Soil and Water Conservation District, the 2012 Sullivan County Volunteer of the Year.
Click this story if you want to see a list of the other nominees and to find out more about our 2012 Volunteer of the Year.


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Golf to Support the Community

The 18th Annual Golf Outing will be held May 3, 2012 at Hulman Links Golf Course. If you or your organization would like to find out how to support the Community Foundation or view the current sponsors, click on this story.


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The Youth Grant Committee is accepting grant applications for youth-driven, youth-serving projects in Vigo County.

To find out more about the Wabash Valley Community Foundation Youth Grant Committee, or to apply for funding, click on this story.


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Click on Wabash Valley Gives above to learn about existing community needs!

Click on Wabash Valley Gives above to learn about existing community needs!




IMPACT Newsletter Correction

The Winter 2010 IMPACT newsletter incorrectly reported Bill Tennis, executive director of Goodwill Industries, was retiring. The article titled, The Dictionary Project Rolls On! should have stated the Board of Goodwill Industries endowed dictionaries for the three third grade classrooms at West Vigo in appreciation of Bill Tennis and in honor of his father, Jerome Tennis, the school’s first principal.




Scholarship Applications now available

Scholarship applications for the 2011 school year are now available. Click here to download the application. The application must be postmarked by December 15 for consideration.




Cruising Around in Terre Haute

The Wabash Valley Community Foundation participated in the 2010 "Cruising around in Terre Haute" project. "Cruising around in Terre Haute" is fundraiser for the Swope Art Museum, featuring mini cars. The project was inspired by the success of the colts project in 2007.

To view the Wabash Valley Community Foundation entry click the link.


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Are you a 6th, 7th or 8th grader or the parent of one?

You or your student may qualify for a full tuition scholarship, you can get more information and apply online at www.scholars.in.gov


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Latest WTIU Our Town Documentary to Feature Terre Haute

- Our Town: Terre Haute, premiered on Monday, August 30.

Our Town: Terre Haute is the sixth Our Town documentary that I have worked on.” Writes Senior Producer John Winninger. “I discovered so many wonderful stories and fascinating facts about Terre Haute and can’t wait for viewers to experience the documentary.”
Click here to learn more.
 




For $40, You Can Provide a Dictionary to a Third Grade Student in the Wabash Valley...Forever

The idea for The Dictionary Project began in 1992 when Annie Plummer gave 50 dictionaries to children who attended a Georgia school close to her home. She didn't stop there. In her lifetime she raised the money to buy 17,000 dictionaries for children. To date, The Dictionary Project has delivered more than 1.25 million dictionaries to 3rd grade students all over the United States.


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West Central Region of Indiana Community Foundations Continuing Professional Education Seminar

October 29, 2010
Terre Haute Country Club
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

6 hours credit including 1 hour ethics

For Attorneys, CPAs, Trust Officers, CLU/ACLUs & CFPs


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Donate in Their Memory and Know They Will Be Remembered Forever

When you make a contribution to an endowment fund in the Community Foundation in memory of a loved one, you are assured that your loved one will be remembered. His or her name will be added to the Foundation's memorial list where it will remain forever.

For more information on memorials, call 1.877.232.2230 or click here to read more.




Request for Proposals - Better Together are Due October 1
Since 1991, the Wabash Valley Community Foundation has been providing grants to non profit organizations in Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties.<A href="http://www.wvcf.com/pdf/RFP_Better_Together.pdf"></A>
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$150,000 challenge grant establishes operating endowment for Terre Haute Children's Museum

There is still time to leverage your gift for the Terre Haute Children’s Museum.  Between now and March 31, 2012, your contributions to the Terre Haute Children’s Museum Endowment Fund will be matched by the Community Foundation, up to a total match of $150,000!


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Dream Big, Start Small. Help Your Community with an Acorn Fund

It is an easy way to make a big difference with a small amount. That is the philosophy behind the Acorn Fund in the Wabash Valley Community Foundation. You don't have to be a millionaire to make an impact on your community through this affordable, structured giving plan.


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Youth Grant Committee Endowment Goal

In the fall of 2007, the Community Foundation's Youth Grant Committee (YGC) embarked on a fundraising effort in which the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana would provide matching funds of up to $4,000 for the purpose of creating a permanent youth endowment. On May 12 of this year, the YGC successfully reached its goal, resulting in the establishment of an $8,000 permanent endowment fund that will benefit youth philanthropy in Vigo County... For good. For ever.®


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Conklin bequest is largest gift to the Wabash Valley Community Foundation

The Wabash Valley Community Foundation has received its largest single gift ever, an amount in excess of $1.2 million from the estate of Clarabelle Conklin.

Mrs. Conklin, who passed away in January 2005, left the Community Foundation 60 percent of her estate, more than $1.2 million, to be added to the Dr. and Mrs. James Conklin Scholarship Fund. That fund has been in existence since 1995.


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WVCF Meets National Standards

Council on Foundations Recognizes Wabash Valley Community Foundation for Compliance with National Accountability Standards

(Terre Haute) - Wabash Valley Community Foundation is being recognized for having organizational and financial practices that are in accordance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. The Council on Foundations and leaders of the community foundation field created the National Standards in 2000 to aid community foundations in establishing legal, ethical and effective operational practices that would show the foundations' transparency and financial responsibility in light of the increased public scrutiny of foundation practices.


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