Blue & Co of Seymour Indiana was retained to conduct the review of the 2013 financials. Blue and Co have a specialized practice in not for profit accounting and work with 25 other Foundations both public and private. They currently work with several other Indiana Community Foundations and present information in easy to use format that can be understood and utilized by the Board of Directors in their decision making.
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Established in 1997, the Greene County Foundation serves the people of the Greene County community as a public charity. A volunteer board of directors governs the Foundation, whose makeup is as diverse as the community it serves. The Foundation has more than $5 million in assets and has granted more than $10.5 million since its inception. Over the last 15 years, the Foundation has had a philanthropic impact on every school, town, city and informal community in Greene County through multiple forms of donation such as permanent endowments, special projects funds, trusts, memorials and honoraria. Donations of any size can be used to fund any of the endowed funds or scholarship funds. Look under the funds page for a complete listing. Support of the unrestricted fund allows the foundation to focus grants on the most immediate community needs which as we all know can change from year to year. Donations of cash, stock, real estate, life insurance, etc can be converted to address community needs, and all donations are tax deductible. The mission of the Greene County Foundation is to inspire individuals to engage in improving Greene County now and for generations to come.
The Women of Worth (WOW) Giving Circle, formed by the Greene County Foundation, helps with charitable causes throughout Greene County. WOW pools its membership fees to award them to local charities annually. On Tuesday, the group presented a $1,000 check to the Bloomfield Summer Youth Feeding Program.
The feeding program will be held Monday through Friday at Bloomfield First Christian Church, at the corner of Spring and Jefferson Street, starting June 2 and lasting throughout students’ summer vacation. Students of all ages and household income levels are welcome to attend. The program will begin with a meal at noon and continue with planned activities until 2 p.m.
WOW Member Mary Lou Quiel explained that the group feels the feeding program provides a valuable service for area kids.
“We have hunger in Greene County,” she stated. “We don’t want children, especially, to go hungry, so whatever we can do to help with a program such as this is very important.
Summer Youth Feeding Program Director Jack Terrell said he was grateful for the assistance from WOW, and that he appreciated their way of giving back to the community.
Terrell is looking for volunteers to help staff the feeding program, and the sheriff’s department will conduct a free background investigation on anyone who wants to participate before they begin. If you would like to volunteer your time to help, or donate money, please contact Jack Terrell at email@example.com.
The Greene County Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that inspires individuals to improve Greene County now and for generations to come through their contributions that provide lasting financial support for charitable needs. For more information go to greenecountyfoundation.org or call 812-659-3142. article from Newsbarb May 15, 2014