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Community foundation joins to recognize impact

The Community Foundation of Chippewa County will join in a nationwide celebration, Nov. 12-18, to recognize the increasingly important role the philanthropic organizations play in fostering local collaboration and innovation, to address persistent civic and economic challenges.

For more than a century, community foundations have served as a trusted partner and resource, whose effect can be seen in the lives of millions and in the vibrant neighborhoods that continue to thrive, through their mission-driven work. During this time, community foundations come together to share and reflect on the stories of impact over the past year.

“The work of community foundations spans beyond the practice of giving,” said Jill Herriges, executive director. “There is a tangible impact that can be seen in the lives of those in the community that these selfless organizations serve. We are more determined than ever to bring our community partners together, to find innovative and effective solutions for our area’s problems, and advance the most promising of opportunities to benefit Chippewa County.”

Community foundations are independent, public entities, that steward philanthropic resources from institutional and individual donors, to local non-profits, and represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. Since 2001, the Community Foundation of Chippewa County has been committed to actively seek, and prudently manage, assets, created by charitable gifts for permanent endowments.

The foundations assists donors in achieving their philanthropic goals, to meet changing community needs, which will in turn benefit the Chippewa County communities, nonprofi ts and residents.

As community foundations find solutions for communities large and small, urban and rural – it is the collective work of these organizations that will have the most profound impact. Community Foundation Week was created in 1989, by former Pres. George H.W. Bush, to recognize the work of community foundations throughout America, and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private and non-profit sectors, to address community problems.

To learn more about the Community Foundation of Chippewa County, contact [email protected] org.

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