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