Letter: Philanthropy connects individuals to causes that matter


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Posted Online: Nov. 16, 2012, 2:56 pm
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"In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us."

Take a minute to consider the impact that philanthropic work plays in our society -- the money donated, the programs and services established to benefit the less fortunate, the lives changed. Through philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend (CFGRB) works to connect charitable individuals to causes that matter to them.

From Nov. 12-18, we celebrate Community Foundation Week and recognize the critical role that we all play in supporting a thriving community. On National Philanthropy Day (today), the Association of Fundraising Professionals will recognize the great contributions of philanthropy and those people active in the philanthropic community -- for their enrichment of our world.

In the Quad-Cities, our citizens continually show goodwill and charity -- neighbors helping neighbors and individuals and organizations helping those in need. CFGRB's role is to assist these charitable donors in meeting the critical needs and challenges of our community -- through Endowed Funds that distribute grant and scholarship money throughout our 17-county service area.

No matter how you define philanthropy, we hope that you reflect on your philanthropic goals and consider what you can do to make a difference in the lives of others. And as we enter the season of thanksgiving, let us all give thanks for the many charitable donors and nonprofits organizations that are sharing their gifts of time, talent, and treasure to make eastern Iowa and western Illinois a better place to live.

For more information visit www.cfgrb.org

Susan S. Skora,
president/CEO.
Community Foundation
of the Great River Bend

















 



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