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The Carroll County Community Foundation makes a positive difference in our community. We help people who are passionate about giving back to our community, take the lead on community initiatives and partner with nonprofit organizations to support a broad range of projects that make a positive impact. Browse our Web site for more information about our work, and see the difference that philanthropy can make!
View a video of several Foundation supporters and friends sharing memories and wishing Hilda and her family well on her retirement from the Community Foundation Serving Howard, Carroll and Clinton Counties.
Members of the 'Friends of Carroll County' gathered recently to celebrate Carroll County Community Foundation's 20 years of giving. The Foundation was established in 1997. The dinner took place on Thursday, Aug. 24 at the Wabash and Erie Canal Interpretive Center in Delphi, Ind.
In his welcome, Dr. Greg Norman, Carroll County Community Foundation board chair, shared some interesting facts about the Foundation. "We have received 3,479 gifts for a total of more than $4.6 million. This includes grants and scholarships awarded to the community of more than $1,143,500. In addition, $2.8 million has been awarded through the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program. Donors have established 71 funds and we have total assets of $4.2 million." Read more. List of 2017 Friends
Hilda Burns, president of the Community Foundation of Howard County, has announced her plans to retire.
The Foundation Board of Directors has announced that Greg Aaron has been named president of the Community Foundation Serving Howard, Carroll and Clinton Counties, beginning July 1, 2017. Burns will remain on staff until the end of the year to support the transition. Read more.
The Community Foundation Serving Howard, Carroll and Clinton Counties recently received accreditation with the nation's highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. Read more.
Carroll County's current net worth is $910 million. Over the next 50 years, Carroll County is expected to transfer $857 million to the next generation. If everyone gave 5 percent to the Community Foundation, total grantmaking would increase $65,000 per year. Watch the video to learn the impact on Carroll County.
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