Letter: Philanthropy connects individuals to causes that matter


Share
Posted Online: Nov. 16, 2012, 2:56 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
"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

















 




Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






(More History)