Local Non-Profit Sets October for Fundraising Emphasis
Published Oct. 2, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m.
The Post-Garza County Endowment Fund begins its 2011 fundraising drive this month. "October will be our main month of emphasis but we will continue collecting donations and doing other fund raising projects throughout the year," said Diann Windham, Endowment board member. "Last year we raised over $50,000.00 and received a matching grant of $50,000.00. That is a great start but we need to continue our fund raising efforts this year." The 2011 goal for is $30,000.00.
The Post-Garza County Endowment Fund is a community investment account and the earnings of the money will be used to support local charities and organizations that have lost their previous funding from United Way. These are organizations such as Trailblazers, Wheels on Meals, Little League and Girls Softball Leagues, Boy and Girl Scouts, etc. Money invested in the endowment conntinues to give year after year.
In addition to accepting donations from individuals and businesses, the Endowment will sponsor a Jingle Bell Walk during the Lighted Christmas Parade. "This gives students an opportunity to participate in fundraising efforts. Information on the Jingle Bell Walk will go out to parents just prior to the Thanksgiving break. Last year this activity raised $3,000.00.
Look for posters in local businesses as well as donation cards with information on how to make a donation to the Endowment. You can also send your donation to P. O. Box 5, Post, TX 79356 or visit Post-Garza County Endowment site to donate by using a credit card.
Anyone can make a donation to the Post-Garza County Endowment in any amount. Whatever the amount of your gift, it has a place in this local fund. A donation to the endowment can also be a way to honor or memorialize someone.
The Post-Garza County Endowment Fund was established last year is an affiliate of the lubbock Area Foundation. The creation of the endowment gives the people of Post and Garza County the opportunity to build a pool of permanent resources exclusively for the benefit of their community.
The endowment is overseen by an Advisory Board of local residents who ensure gifts to the endowment are administered efficiently. Board members are: Thressa Harp, Curtis Hudman, Patty Kirkpatrick, Janie Lopez, Debbie Macy, Harry Record and Diann Windham. County Judge Lee Norman serves in an advisory capacity.