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Gage County Foundation accepting grant requests

January 24, 2019

The President of the Gage County Foundation, Don Vetrovsky, announced that the foundation has started the process of determining which organizations and individuals will be receiving financial grants from the Foundation for 2019.

Last year, the Board funded grants totaling approximately $19,000, in addition to other designated gifts and several scholarships awarded to area youths. The Foundation also facilitated the distribution of grants from other foundations for several area organizations. Since its inception in 1981, the Foundation has funded grants of over $730,000 to worthwhile projects in Gage County.

People or organizations interested in requesting funds from the Foundation may pick up an application by contacting legal counsel, Stephanie Clark, 1025 N. Sixth St., Suite 2, Beatrice, NE 68310. Completed applications must be returned to legal counsel no later than March 1, 2019, in order to receive consideration for grants in 2019.

The Foundation is also in the process of finishing its membership drive which has raised over $12,000.00 to date. Contributions to the Foundation may be tax deductible. The goal of the Foundation is to coordinate the various sources of support available in Gage County in an effort to make these funds available for worthwhile causes. The Foundation employs no full time staff and the Directors serve the Foundation on a volunteer basis.

If you have any questions regarding the grants or wish to become a member, feel free to contact any of the following directors: John Dando, Margaret Michaelis, Bill Cook, Jr., Terry Doyle, Marilyn McMahon, Beverly Acton, Robert Tiemann, Roger Harris, Larry Keslar, Greg Leech, Robert Crandall, Jim Stanosheck, Brandon Vetrovsky, Don Vetrovsky, Jim “J.T.” Thornburg, or legal counsel, Stephanie Clark.

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