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August 2017
Thank you to our donors!
The Community Foundation would like to recognize and thank the following individuals, families, and organizations for their generous donations in the month of July. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Donations can be made;
 Online through the Donate Now button
Mailed to 1701 N Wayne St, Angola, IN 46703
Or brought into the office between 8:30 and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
                            Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Just a reminder; applications are due back in the Community Foundation office on September 15th by 4:30 p.m.

Annual Grants Support Angola Band Boosters
Each year, students at Angola High School work hard to perfect their routines for band and guard performances. They participate in competitions and lug around costumes, props, and instruments in a large trailer. Until last year, they depended on a trailer from 1978 that was leaking and could not safely lift to elevate instruments and provide additional lower storage. Thanks to the Angola High School Band Bosters Fund, established in 1998 at the Steuben County Community Foundation, they were able to purchase a semi-trailer without being forced to sacrifice funds for uniform and instrument maintenance or competition entry fees. In addition to looking as good as the band sounds, the new trailer is safer and has more storage area that can be loaded and unloaded efficiently for competitions.

Now that their trailer issue is resolved, the Band Boosters plan to combine SCCF aid with other fundraising to replace their decade old uniforms with new ones that will require less maintenance. However, SCCF’s support for the band extends beyond material investments. For the past several years, a number of drum majors have also benefitted from scholarships to attend leadership camps. When students are able to bring back leadership skills and achieve individual growth, both the band and the Steuben County community benefit from the investment.

 “As an organization, we are very grateful for the support of the SCCF and the greater Angola community. This is a group of very hard working students who are constantly reminded of their role as ambassadors of their school and community. We are certainly proud of our students and hope that contributors to the SCCF feel that their investment has a high rate of return!
– Amy Alexander, AHS Band Boosters Treasurer
Thank you to Steve Bowen for this photo of the band and their new trailer!
Designated Funds Support Local Nonprofits

This month, SCCF made 76 grants from Designated Funds to support nonprofits. A designated fund is a permanently endowed fund held at SCCF that distributes a portion of the interest earned each year to a charitable cause. These funds are established by donors or by organizations to provide sustainable income for community serving organizations. In total, SCCF granted over $200,000 from these designated funds in August. Grants range from $80 to $25,000 for these organizations, and they have all expressed their appreciation for the continuous impact of donors who created and contributed to these funds. Nonprofits representing a variety of causes benefit from designated funds, from the environment and education to basic needs or senior adults.

This summer, we asked nonprofits how they used their distributions in 2017. Their responses were simple, but showed a great variety of work that’s being accomplished in Steuben County. Because of these designated funds, grantees were able to upgrade equipment for increased efficiency, award scholarships to students seeking a better future, spay and neuter animals to keep the stray population in check, and train staff and board members to lead organizations more effectively. Something as simple as paying part of the electric bill allows organizations like Turning Point Shelter to focus on their mission and provide meaningful services for clients, or to replace HVAC units at a church so that other income can be used for their missions. Many grant recipients expressed gratitude to SCCF for the annual support, and they acknowledged that some projects and programs would not be possible without the generosity of donors who contribute to these designated funds. 

Angola Balloons Aloft
Our community celebrated another successful Angola Balloons Aloft in July. For the past 8 years, Marsha and Walt Drewes have worked with a team of community volunteers to organize this event. SCCF serves as their fiscal sponsor and manages administrative tasks, while these volunteers organize the hot air balloon pilots, event sponsors, and logistics. This year, the free, family friendly event saw thousands of visitors on July 7-8 at Angola High School. While many people recognize this as a great community event, the sponsorships and fundraising that allowed 36 balloons to fly that weekend also help support a variety of local nonprofits. After covering event costs, Angola Balloons Aloft awarded $6,700 to 9 organizations including Little John’s Lemonade Stand, Catie B. Circle of Care Program, CASA, Turning Point Shelter, Metz Fire Department, Women in Transition, Well Child Clinic, Angola High School Band Boosters, and Angola High School National Honor Society. SCCF congratulates these community volunteers for their hard work and service to Steuben County.c

James Burns, Chair
Randy White, Vice-Chair
Julie Troyer, Secretary
Doug Bomba, Treasurer
Kathy Armstrong
Dave Goodwin
Sherry Holiday
Jim Ingledue
Phil Meyer
Adam Miller
Chris Snyder
Kevin Stoy
Jaime Walker
Jan Williams

President & CEO

Office Manager 

Program Officer

Youth Philanthropy Coordinator 

SCCF Intern

 The Steuben County Community Foundation has a Notary Public on staff.
Contact  Sandy Ferrell  for details
2017 Endowment Booklet
 Click Here to see a copy of the Endowment Funds administered by SCCF. Updated February 2017

The Steuben County Community Foundation is confirmed in compliance with the  National Standards for US Community Foundations.  
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