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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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