2011-06-28 / Front Page

Putnam Students Chosen For PCCF Philanthropy Committee

Katie Fulkerson Katie Fulkerson The Putnam County Community Foundation recently announced the selection of new members of the Youth Philanthropy Committee. Seven local high school students will join the four youth and three adults already on the committee.

These students were chosen through a competitive application and interview process and represent students who want to learn about philanthropy, be a student leader, and serve the Putnam County community. The following students were selected:

•Katie Fulkerson, Cloverdale High School

•Mary Pearl Ivy, Greencastle

•Rebecca Moore, Greencastle

•Nate Secrest, Greencastle

•Tari Straziscar, North Putnam High School

• Katherine Spencer,

South Putnam High School

•Sam Gould, South Putnam High School

These students will join the following youth members who will continue to serve on the committee:

Tari Straziscar Tari Straziscar •Olivia Humphreys, Greencastle High School

•Jared James, North Putnam High School

•Cameron Mann, Cloverdale High School

•Emma Young, South Putnam High School

The students are joined on the committee by Putnam County Community Foundation Board Members James Ensley and Brad Hayes along with Director of Community Development, Dean Gambill.

The Youth Philanthropy Committee has also elected its new leadership for 2011- 2012. Cameron Mann, a senior at Cloverdale High School, was elected as Youth Chairman. Katherine Spencer will serve as Secretary, Sam Gould will serve as Treasurer, and Jared James will serve as the Publicity Officer.

Members of the Youth Philanthropy Committee complete a group service project, learn about local non-profits and endowments, and conduct a fundraiser for the Youth Philanthropy Endowment. In addition, the committee grants $5,000 a year to lo- cal youth-led service projects that benefit Putnam County youth.

Sam Gould Sam Gould Grant applications from local youth wanting to make a difference in their community through service projects are reviewed monthly. Youth interested in receiving a grant for their service project idea, may submit a simple grant application, which can be downloaded at http://www.pcfoundation.org. Deadlines are the first of each month and applicants are encouraged to discuss projects with Community Foundation staff to determine eligibility, if possible. Any student elementary through collegeaged is eligible to apply. To learn more about Youth Philanthropy grants, how to become a member of the committee, or how to give to these efforts, contact Dean Gambill, Community Development Director, at 765-653-4978 or http:// www.pcfoundation.org.

The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1985 to administer endowments, award grants and provide leadership, enriching the quality of life and strengthening community in Putnam County. The Community Foundation administers more than 200 funds for donors, supporting a variety of charitable purposes. To discover all the ways you might make a difference, contact the Community Foundation at http://www.pcfoundation.org or 765-653-4978.

Rebecca Moore Rebecca Moore

Katherine Spencer Katherine Spencer

Mary Pearl Ivy Mary Pearl Ivy

Nate Secrest Nate Secrest

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