2017-05-30 / Front Page

Give Local Putnam County Day event Winner Announced


From left: Pam Smith, Larry Tippin, Joannie Knapp (all representing North Putnam Alumni Assn), Tanis Monday (Communications Director PCCF) (courtesy photo) From left: Pam Smith, Larry Tippin, Joannie Knapp (all representing North Putnam Alumni Assn), Tanis Monday (Communications Director PCCF) (courtesy photo) The Putnam County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Give Local Putnam County Day event held on Tuesday, May 2nd. The North Putnam Alumni Association won first place and awarded $1,000. Clinton Township Scholarship won second place receiving $500 which they are placing into their endowment.

Hosted by the Putnam County Community Foundation, Give Local Putnam County is a 24-hour, online giving event that is held annually on the first Tuesday in May. Through this event twelve funds received gifts from a total of 46 donors. These gifts will increase their endowments and help further their missions. Other participants in Give Local Day this year include Bainbridge High School Alumni Scholarship, PC Board of Realtors, AgrIInstitue, PC Humane Society, Main Street Greencastle, St. Paul the Apostle Ladies Guild, Mary A. Evans Memorial, Cyril Johnson Fund, Sharon Evans Central Elementary School, and Dietrich Jackson Memorial.

“We are very pleased that we had over 10 new donors through the Give Local Day event this year. While on-line donation is always available, this is a great way to spotlight how easy it is for donors to support the charities about which they are passionate,” stated Elaine Peck, Executive Director of the Community Foundation. “We look forward to awarding more prizes at the completion of Share the Dream, which ends August 31, 2017.”

Bainbridge High School Alumni Association, Putnam County Board of Realtors, Greencastle High School Alumni Association, North Putnam Alumni Association, Purdue Club of Putnam County, Putnam County Fairgrounds, Fillmore High School Alumni Scholarship, Putnam County Public Library, Reelsville Washington Twp VFD, Kiwanis, and Main Street Greencastle are all participating in Share the Dream 2017, the Community Foundation’s annual fundraising competition. Want to help support a charity that you are passionate about? Donate today!

The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1985 to help donors establish endowments, award grants, and provide leadership, enriching the quality of life and strengthening community in Putnam County. The Community Foundation has been entrusted with more than 279 funds and endowments for donors, supporting a variety of charitable purposes. To obtain additional information about Give Local America and Share the Dream please contact the office at 765.653.4978 or visit the website at www.pcfoundation.org

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