October 4, 2018
VCP e-News
Your connection to The Village Club & Preserve happenings, updates, and events.
The Village Club & Preserve Granted 501c3 Tax-Exempt Status!
We are thrilled to announce the receipt of our 501c3 determination letter, which confirms our tax-exempt status by the IRS.

What does this mean for our supporters?
All our supporters and Founding Members who have made donations to The Village Club & Preserve will receive a letter from us by early-2019 indicating the amount given for tax preparation purposes.

What does this mean for The Village Club?
The VCP is eligible to apply for grants from private foundations and other giving entities for uses specific to the grant purpose. We are already looking at grant opportunities that would aid in funding our athletic and enrichment programming and future capital projects. Have experience in writing for grants? If so, we would love your help! Please contact VCP President Krista Singleton directly at 772-448-7256.

Future gifts, grants, or donations from supporters may also qualify as charitable deductions for federal income tax purposes. Donors should consult with their tax advisers or the IRS to determine whether a contribution is deductible.

A Significant Gift Realized!
$75,000 Grant to Fund the Grace Pavilion
Upon receipt of our 501c3 determination letter, we were given the commitment of a $75,000 gift from a private foundation to fund a special part of our building project—a 1,600 sq/ft, 40X40 foot shade and events pavilion that will sit at the entrance of our community complex. In honor of the gift, the structure will be named the "Grace Pavilion."

The granting foundation has a tradition of giving gifts anonymously and has requested that the funds be donated without recognition. With gratitude for this significant gift, we are happy to honor their request...and look forward to seeing the project come to fruition.
Celebrating New $25,000 Level Lifetime Members: The Hale Family
Founding Members, Ron and Cyndi Hale, have generously increased their donation to the VCP to $25,000, becoming Lifetime Members—with legacy membership for children, grandchildren, and future generations and no further dues/pledges. Our sincere thanks to the Hales for their support of our restoration project and mission to build community through youth athletics and enrichment programming for all ages on our grounds.
A Personal Note from Krista Singleton,
VCP President

September started uneventfully for our family, with “life as usual” on a not-so-usual street. My husband, Matt, and I have five children, age 12 down to 3, and a fantastic family and support system within 1000 feet of our home. My parents, Gary & Debbie Summers , live two houses down on Racquet Club Drive and my sister and brother-in-law, Katie & Nathan Crews (who were expecting a new baby girl any day as of early-September), and their three boys living two houses down from there. There’s never a dull moment, and my parents live smack dab in the middle of it all.

Those who know them know they live generously and have a lot of love to give. And many who know Gary, who has been an instrumental part of everything VCP from day-one, might best describe him as a guy with a “big heart.” (Read more)
PROJECT UPDATES:
Our fencing permit has been approved by the county and materials have been ordered with a mid-November delivery date.

We have reviewed completed preliminary designs from Expo Studios, who is doing the design work for our community building/bathrooms. Once finalized, we are prepared to choose our general contractor, who will submit to the county for permitting.

Kristy Roman and a dedicated team of volunteers are working diligently to make our Inaugural "Run for the Village" 5K & Fun Run event a success! So far, we've garnered more than $5,000 in sponsorships. Haven't yet registered to be a runner/walker? Click here and register today.

Volunteer Allison Warren is spearheading the tennis court restoration portion of the project, gathering bids from multiple vendors for fencing and surface restoration.

A Member Handbook is in the works, as we draw on best practices and the input of a committee of volunteers to help shape and refine the policies for our grounds, membership, and programming.

A steady group of 30+ volunteers showed up for our September workday on the property. We will plan our next workday for Saturday, November 10, the weekend before our event.
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