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Generosity in action: Donor-advised fund grants

Generosity in action: Donor-advised fund grants

Posted Monday June 1, 2020
“The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence has served our community for nearly 50 years. For decades they’ve shaped countless young lives and thousands of our neighbors have been impacted by their amazing work! So when we learned about their ‘Great Futures’ undertaking, and understood how significant the improvements were going to be, it was clear we wanted to be involved. We saw a successful track record already established, glaring needs to serve ...
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Generosity in action: Donor-advised fund grants

Generosity in action: Donor-advised fund grants

Posted Monday June 1, 2020
“I donated to ‘Dave’s Dream’ to fund a full-time instructor for Mental Health First Aid at Bert Nash, because I wanted to honor David Johnson and all he did for Bert Nash and our community, and because I think the course is important for all of us. Most of us have been faced with helping someone through a mental health crisis, and this course gives critical understanding in discerning the seriousness of the situation and practical guidance in truly ...
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#BeMoreLikeClaire

#BeMoreLikeClaire

Posted Monday June 1, 2020
“Our mission is to carry on my daughter Claire’s legacy of love and service. She was a Navy dentist, and before she was murdered in January of 2018, she was ready to start a master’s degree program in public health at Johns Hopkins with the goal of increasing access to health care for all. For our first grant, we bought a new van for the Douglas County Dental Clinic so they can provide dental services to more school children. It was a perfect fit.” ...
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The Winter family: Making a meaningful difference

The Winter family: Making a meaningful difference

Posted Monday June 1, 2020
Mary and Wint Winter have always made charitable giving central to their family, faith and financial decisions. They raised three daughters (Katie, Molly and Elizabeth) to understand the importance of generosity and giving back to their communities, and now their six grandchildren are also learning about the importance of charitable action. Through their donor-advised fund, the Winter family has worked with DCCF over the last year to develop a new grant program for nonprofits ...
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Generosity in action: Landen Lucas Foundation–Sports for Life Fund

Generosity in action: Landen Lucas Foundation–Sports for Life Fund

Posted Monday June 1, 2020
The Landen Lucas Foundation–Sports for Life Fund was established at DCCF this year. The foundation’s mission is to create access and opportunity for all youth. The fund gives financially disadvantaged youth the opportunity to experience the social and academic benefits that come from playing sports. “Approximately 2,000 youth in Douglas County live at or below the poverty line. Many of our local youth miss out on the benefits of sports because of ...
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Environmental fund marks ten years of impact

Environmental fund marks ten years of impact

Posted Wednesday April 22, 2020
Ten years in, thousands of Douglas County residents have a better understanding of nature and resource conservation because of the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund. Animal and plant populations have benefited too. ...
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