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Over $110,000 Awarded to Organizations by NCCF at Annual Dinner

Over the next few weeks eighteen organizations throughout Nicholas County will be receiving grant award checks from the Nicholas County Community Foundation Seelinger Family Fund. The awards were announced during the annual “friendraiser” gathering hosted by NCCF on October 15th at the Summersville Arena and Conference Center.

RHS Band awarded $15,000 grant

RHS Band awarded $15,000 grant

Those who attended the dinner were treated to wonderful entertainment provided by the Richwood Lumberjack Revue Show Choir, a group of nearly 200 students from Richwood High School and Richwood Middle School, a 2014 grant recipient, the group wore their new uniforms obtained with the grant money.  The large crowd enjoyed a lively, patriotic show provided by the students. Ms. Patty Bright spoke about the history of Nicholas County Community Foundati

on, including NCCF receiving a gift of $1.8 from the Seelinger Family Foundation in 2009 to help start the organization.  Since that time the foundation has grown to 33 separate funds with over $3.2 million in assets.

Executive Director, Stacy Raffo, spoke about the numerous donors who provide essential support to many local organizations through donor designated and donor advised funds. Raffo stated, “Establishing a donor advised or designated fund during your lifetime or as a Legacy Gift through your will can help ensure the financial success and stability of organizations that you love and support.  These organizations are so grateful for the support they receive from their donors t

hrough these funds and are comforted by knowing that each year they can count on those funds.” A total of $10,600 will be awarded to organizations through donor advised or donor designated funds, Summersville Regional Medical Center is supported by The Bruce & Pam Ferguson Fund and the Michael & Martha Perilli Family Fund. The Bruce & Cynthia Tallamy Fund and Bruce & Betty Sigler Family Fund supports the operations of The Bread of

Life Food Pantry. Summersville Elementary School and Summersville Middle School receive support from the William & Patricia Bright Fund, The P.W. Bright Fund and The Bright Employees Fund.  Steve & Marty Davis support Summersville Public Library by providing funds to purchase children’s books and the operations of NCCF through their fund, Wilderness Volunteer Fire Department receives funding from the Jamie & Steve Antoline Family Fund.  Utilizing the option to assist with grant requests using their donor advised funds Steve & Joy Ferguson supported Nicholas County 4-H, Love Works Inc. was supported by the Michael & Martha Perilli Legacy Fund.  Sarah Palfrey, Director of the Summersville Library said of receiving the donor designated funds, “The dollar amount of the grant isn’t the most important aspect, it makes an impact because it’s purpose is to help the collection grow over time. Leaving a legacy of children’s literature for the entire community.” continue reading

Nicholas County Community Foundation Report to the Community

As seen in the July 30th edition of The Nicholas Chronicle NCCF produced an eight page insert that serves as a report to the community for our operations during 2014 through July 1 of 2015.

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Please click here to view the entire insert

NCCF introduces new giving program

Nicholas County Community Foundation has a new program; the Community Catalyst Fund, which will be be neficial to donors and recipient organizations.  The Community Catalyst Fund is a membership driven approach to giving. Click here to continue reading

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