Community Foundations Centennial

Telluride, Colorado is an American success story and one of those communities that re-invented itself from its historical mining origins to snow skiing mecca and destination tourism spot.
Lexington, Kentucky, is a mid-sized city with a small-town feel. We’re home to a vibrant arts scene and an impressive array of talented artists.
Here’s proof you don’t need an endowment to have a significant and disruptive impact on your region’s philanthropic landscape.
You don’t need an excuse to tell a great story. You simply need a great story.
Over the last two years, the City of Flint has been working on its first master plan since 1960. It serves as a blueprint for land use over the next 20 years.
The 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations is the culmination of a year of celebrating the impact of the first century of community philanthropy and a concept that has spread around the globe.
Philanthropists who work with the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) get services that extend well beyond just the distribution of their charitable dollars.
Guy David Gundlach’s story of philanthropy is unique. This is not your typical planned giving story involving a long relationship between a donor and a charitable organization resulting in an estate gift dedicated to a specific cause.
I dare you to watch the video below and not smile. It’s ok – I’ll wait the three and a half minutes it will take you to watch it. Just click “play” and I’ll pick up this post when you’re done.
“You can do a lot with $1.” A simple but powerful phrase at the heart of GiVE 365, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis’ dollar-a-day giving circle.

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