"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
- Charles Dickens
The end of the year is just a few short weeks away. It is hard to believe that another year will soon be in the record book.
It has been a terrific year for the Crown Point Community Foundation. The foundation board is pleased to report that not only have we met many of the goals set out in our strategic plan, but we have grown our assets level to surpass $20 million.
Why is this so important to the board and staff at the foundation?
The increased asset base and meeting the goals in our strategic plan prove that our plan is solid and works. Our donors know and believe that we are prudent fiduciaries and our track record shows it. We build endowment funds that are here to stay – forever.
Because of our longevity in the community, area leaders and organizations know that we have a reputation for bringing people together. They also know that the foundation has the best interests of the community at heart.
The foundation continues to seek new community partnerships to realize more significant success stories. The foundation is dedicated to enhancing our partnerships with the City of Crown Point, school systems, church and civic leadership, and community advocates.
Surpassing $20 million is important because it gives the foundation the ability to grow its grant program. It is through this grant work that many organizations in our service area receive financial assistance in the form of grants, either requested by the organization and approved by the foundation grant committee or designated by our donors.
Finally, surpassing this asset goal is important because it demonstrates the level of faith our donors have in the work we do. We are indebted to them because it is through their generosity that all good things flow through the foundation.
We are excited to move into 2014. Students applying for scholarships will be pleased to see that we are moving to an online application in 2014. The application for Spring 2014 scholarship awards is targeted to be available in January .
On May 6, 2014 the foundation will participate in “Give Local Crown Point” – a national 24-hour day of online giving. All four regional community foundations will participate in this campaign to celebrate the anniversary of 100 years of community foundations nationwide.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff at the Crown Point Community Foundation, we thank you for helping us achieve so many milestones in our 23-year history. We hope that you continue to follow us, for we are excited about the possibilities the future holds.
We promise to continue to provide good and prudent stewardship of your generous charitable gifts. It is because of YOU that we make good things happen!
May you and your family have a wonderful holiday and best wishes for 2014.