Press release from the Dearborn Community Foundation
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - For the sixth straight year, the Dearborn Community Foundation (DCF), Inc. is offering an endowment matching program, called Double Your Donation. Contributions to new or existing endowment funds will be matched $1-for-$1 during the matching program.
“We are proud to be able to offer the Double Your Donation endowment matching program once again in 2013,” said Fred McCarter, DCF Executive Director. “Our hope is this unique opportunity will encourage more individuals, organizations and businesses in our community to participate in philanthropy through endowment at the Foundation. What better way to involve more folks in philanthropy than by matching their contributions to endowments that support their favorite cause or provide a scholarship to a student?”
Thanks to the significant contributions of the City of Lawrenceburg and Dearborn County Council, the Foundation has set aside $162,500 for the Double Your Donation endowment matching program in 2013. Beginning March 15, 2013, the Foundation will match contributions to new or existing endowments $1-for-$1 up to a maximum of $25,000 per donor. It’s important to note contributions will be matched on a first-come, first-served basis as long as matching funds are available. Donations cannot be matched until the March 15 start of the program.
Established in December 1997, members of the community have been turning to Dearborn Community Foundation for more than 15 years now to make their philanthropic dreams come true. DCF, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt public charity, helps donors’ dreams come true by safeguarding endowments for the community through contributions large and small. The contributions to charitable endowment funds are permanently invested to produce earnings that are used to make a difference in our community through grants to various charitable agencies and projects in our community now and forever. Grants awarded by DCF support the needs and interests in Dearborn County in the fields of art, culture and humanities, community and public benefit, education, environment and animal protection, human services, and youth programs. In January 2009, DCF received the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability: the seal of approval from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Program operated by the Council on Foundations, a national professional association based in Washington, D.C.
To learn more about DCF and its Double Your Donation endowment matching program, call 812-539-4115, stop by the office at 322 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg, or visit the Foundation website at www.dearborncf.org.