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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Thanks to you, quality of life improves

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Thanks to you, quality of life improves

The Porter County Community Foundation has a lot to celebrate this November. On Nov. 12, we commemorated the foundation's first 15 years with a Fab Fifteen FUNdraiser. The event raised money for scholarships to help area students continue their education and training beyond high school.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: June event offers women's wisdom for women

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: June event offers women's wisdom for women

The role of women in our society has been changing since World War II.

May 22, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Will our communities attract young people?

Each spring at the Porter County Community Foundation, we have the privilege of interviewing many outstanding high school seniors seeking scholarships. It is one of the most rewarding things we do.

May 09, 2010 12:00 am


The Porter County Community Foundation is in the business of helping people leave a legacy. Upon first impression, you might think that is all about helping people to include charitable gifts in their estate plans. While that is an important part of what we do, in reality, it is much more.

August 23, 2009 12:00 am

Celebrating philanthropy, giving thanks

Nov. 15 is National Philanthropy Day -- a day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy has made in our lives, our community and our world. It seems fitting that we celebrate the act of giving during the same time of the year that we pause in our hec…

November 16, 2008 12:00 am

Nonprofits should maintain trust of individual donors

Lately, I have been asked many times if the sluggish economy, whether we are in a recession or not, is going to affect charitable giving. At a time when the demand for services is on the rise, will there be fewer charitable dollars available?

July 20, 2008 12:00 am

Alan Harre has helped VU, region grow

On June 30, Alan Harre will retire after a remarkable 20 years as president of Valparaiso University. Under his leadership, the university has undergone a significant transformation. The campus landscape has changed with the addition of the Center for the Arts, the Christopher Center for Lib…

March 09, 2008 12:00 am

Substance abuse: Problem needs community solution

Earlier this year, The Times called for our community to push for a comprehensive plan to address the growing drug problem in Porter County. They were not alone in issuing a call to action.

August 05, 2007 12:00 am

Invest in your community for today, future

While GIFT (Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow) is an acronym for a Lilly Endowment grant program initiated in 1990, it is in essence a reflection of the philosophy that motivated Eli Lilly, along with his father and brother, to establish the Lilly Endowment in 1937. Eli Lilly never could hav…

November 04, 2001 12:00 am
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