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The Community Foundation received an unrestricted legacy gift from a past board member, LaNelle Geddes. LaNelle was a nurse, scientist, researcher, and educator. She earned a bachelor’s in nursing in 1957 and doctorate in biophysics in 1970, both from the University of Houston.

Her career included 28 years at Purdue University, where she advocated for gender equity and moving nursing from a technical to professional status.

Her pioneering initiatives included a four-year baccalaureate program and launching the Purdue Student Nurses Association, Minority Student Nursing Association, and Nursing Freshman Scholars.

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When LaNelle died in 2016, she designated a generous legacy gift to The Community Foundation of Greater Foundation, leaving an everlasting legacy to her home of 40 years.

LaNelle knew the importance of endowments in that they provide predictable and growing sources of income for our local organizations. Wouldn’t it be great to plug in an unrestricted revenue line every year that is managed by someone else and grows almost every time  you budget? That’s what an endowment is designed to do; provide a stable, growing revenue stream that frees up the staff, board, and volunteers to focus on the agency’s mission!

To honor LaNelle’s generous gift, The Community Foundation board of directors has allocated $500,000 of LaNelle’s gift to provide matching funds for participating agency endowments.

 


Overview

  • The goal of the campaign is to increase eligible agency endowments by $1.5 million.
  • $500,000 is allocated from the LaNelle Geddes estate gift.
  • Match eligible:  50% match for agency designated endowments listed below.
  • It is on a first-come first-serve basis. When the $500,000 of matching dollars are depleted, the campaign is over.
  • The match is available only on gifts from individuals or businesses payable to CFGL designated for each organization’s endowment fund.
  • There is a cap of a $25,000 matching funds - which would be a $50,000 or more gift per household per fund. A household can make gifts to more than 1 endowment fund.
  • Cash, online gifts, and stock are accepted.
  • The CFGL match period will begin on November 28th of this year on Giving Tuesday.
  • Match period ends August 1, 2018 unless all matching dollars have been depleted prior to this date.

 


30 agencies have been accepted into the campaign!
These organizations are committed to growing their futures by planning and taking action today.

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Are you interested in making a contribution to support one of the agencies listed above? 

  • Credit card contributions can be made by clicking the agency listed above.
  • Checks can be mailed or hand delivered to Community Foundation (CFGL), 300 Main St, Ste 100, Lafayette, IN  47901
    • Please make checks payable to CFGL and include the agency in the memo

 

In 2010, NCHS partnered with The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette to establish the Douglas W. Eberle Board Governance Series to educate nonprofit board volunteers. The two organizations are partnering to develop nonprofit talent through the NCHS Nonprofit Executive Development Initiative. Through this grant program, NCHS will fully fund the cost of tuition for four local nonprofit professionals to complete the IUPUI Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certification Program.

North Central Health Services is offering 4 scholarships to area nonprofit executive directors, supervisors and emerging leaders interested in receiving their certification in Nonprofit Executive Leadership. Offered through the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis, this program utilizes an accelerated curriculum to fit executives’ busy schedules. 

Four two-day seminars are held over the course of eight months beginning in April 2018. Course topics include Program Evaluation for Mission Impact, Financial Analysis for Nonprofit Leaders, Strategic Planning & Nonprofit Leadership, and Nonprofit Management for the 21st Century. Upon completion of the program registrants will receive their Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership.

Last year’s recipients are Jen Bushore-Barry, Heartford House; Katy Bunder, Food Finders Food Bank; Kier Crites Scherger, Food Finders Food Bank; and Cassie Wade, Bauer Family Resources.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 15, 2017. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria, complete an application and submit a resume.

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette Receives National Recognition

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette recently received re-accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. The Community Foundation has been accredited since 2006. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere.

 “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Randy Royster, Chair of the Community Foundations National Standards Board. “This accreditation is a significant accomplishment that indicates The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette demonstrates a commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability as it carries out its mission.”

The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® program requires community foundations to document their policies for donor services, investments, grantmaking and administration. With over 500 community foundations already accredited nationwide, the program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisors.

“This is critically important to our donors,” said Marianne Rose, The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette’s president. “When people make a charitable bequest or establish a fund, they are putting their trust in us. They are counting on us to manage the investment wisely, honor their charitable wishes and, in some cases, provide lifetime income to a loved one. The National Standards accreditation says our house is in order.”

 The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette works to meet critical community needs and support local causes, including education, children and youth, health, diversity, and physical environment

The Foundation offers a range of charitable funds, allowing donors to advance a cause, support an individual organization, provide flexible support for community needs or recommend individual grants. In addition to affirming the organization’s philanthropic services, the accreditation validates The Community Foundation’s grantmaking practices for the nonprofit community.

“Grantmaking is a lot like investing,” said Rose, The Community Foundation’s President. “We need to assess risks, weigh potential gains, diversify assets, monitor performance and operate fairly. With our National Standards accreditation, you can be assured that we’re doing just that.”

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What is 100+ Women Who Care?
100+ Women Who Care was founded on the idea that women who are informed about the needs in their community can collectively make a real difference by practicing philanthropy together. Members join the organization annually and sign a commitment to donate $500 per year. The first $100 commitment supports an endowment fund for the 100+ Women Who Care organization to use to address future needs of the community. In addition, every member pledges to donate $100 at each of the four meetings (whether they attend or not) to be given to a selected Tippecanoe County non-profit organization. To join, click here for a registration form. If you have additional questions, contact us here.

How does it work?
100+ Women Who Care meets four times a year for a one-hour meeting. At each meeting, a member can put her name along with the name of a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization she would like to have considered in a drawing. At the meeting, three members’ submissions will be chosen, and each will be given five minutes to provide an explanation of the organization and its services. Two minutes will also be provided for questions if needed. At the end of the presentations, the attendees vote, ballots are counted, and a winner is announced. The women then write their checks to the selected charity. Membership has grown to over 100 members. The organization selected receives over $10,000! The larger the group grows, the greater impact we make!

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What is Men Who Give?

Men Who Give is an organization who meets quarterly to fund a local non-profit in need. Each member gives $520 throughout the course of the year. $20 goes towards refreshments for the meetings. The first $100 commitment supports an endowment fund for the Men Who Give organization to use to address future needs of the community. In addition, every member commits to donate $100 at each of the four meetings (whether they attend or not) to be given to a selected Tippecanoe County non-profit organization. To join, click here for a registration form. If you have additional questions, contact us here.

How does it work?

During each meeting, a member has the option of nominating an organization for consideration. At the meeting, three members’ submissions will be randomly chosen, and each will be given five minutes to provide an explanation of the organization and its services. Two minutes will also be provided for questions if needed. At the end of the presentations, the attendees vote, ballots are counted, and a winner is announced. The men then write their checks to the selected charity. Membership has grown to over 70 members. Every member donates $100 per meeting, so you can imagine how quickly the donation amount grows!

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2017 Recipients

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Roberts, Energy Systems Network
             Phone: 317.501.4136 Email: Melissa@energysystemsnetwork.com

             Raquel Bahamonde, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership
             Phone: 317.308.0064 Email: rbahamonde@cicpindiana.com

Regional leaders to develop economic development strategy for Greater Lafayette region
                         Effort funded through planning grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 29, 2015) Leaders from industry, academia, and community organizations
have joined to develop a strategic plan that leverages the unique assets of the Greater Lafayette
region to drive economic growth and enhance residents' quality of life.

A $495,000 planning grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to the CICP Foundation will enable the Greater
Lafayette region to identify opportunities, assets and resources that can be better utilized and
coordinated to provide economic opportunities for its residents and communities. The region is rich
in higher education, including Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College, along with several
major assets in the advanced manufacturing, agriculture, life sciences and renewable energy
industries. Each sector will be reviewed in depth to determine how best to leverage these and other
assets in the region.

The Community Foundation was featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Lafayette Magazine, on sale now. Click here to view the article. To learn more about the Lafayette Magazine click here.

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