The Butler County Area Foundation Fund’s volunteer leaders are looking for the great fans.
Fans of Husker football and fans of Butler County’s future.
The Huskers are having a tough season so far, and this week they have the weekend off to regroup and get ready for the Purdue Boilermakers on Oct. 28.
The BCAFF team, the Fund Advisory Committee, does not have the week off, however. Committee members are wrapping up the preparations for the BCAFF Tailgate party set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Butler County Event Center.
We welcome the public to come out and join the fun and watch the Huskers. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. It's a casual family event, with activities for the kids of all ages. Best of all, it's free, thanks to local supporters who helped us cover the cost.
BCAFF will host the tailgate food, and volunteers from other local organizations are helping out with activities.
During the event you can learn more about how BCAFF is working to strengthen the future of Butler County by partnering with people who want to see our communities thrive and grow. There will be an update about the Looking Forward-Giving Back Campaign which is making strides to increase the grant-making impact of BCAFF’s unrestricted fund.
The tailgate party is the result of a lot of discussions by our committee. We have determined that it’s important to celebrate Butler County’s great quality of life with the people who make it great.
“It’s time to get together, cheer on the Huskers and enjoy a fall evening at the new event center,” said Larry Peirce, chairman of the campaign. “Everyone is welcome, longtime residents, newcomers or friends home for the weekend to visit their family. Come out and enjoy some time with friends."
Along with the party, fans will have the chance to learn more about how BCAFF is working to become a catalyst for positive change in the county. BCAFF has been around for 35 years, and during that time, generous donors have helped us generate the funds that are needed to make good things happen.
Grant application deadline extended to November 1
Local non-profit groups and governmental entities that have not yet applied for a grant from the Butler County Area Foundation Fund have more time to do so.
The Fund Advisory Committee has extended the deadline, originally set at Oct. 2, to Wednesday, Nov. 1. The grant deadline has been extended after our grant committee discovered glitches that were causing problems with some applications. Those glitches have been resolved, and we look forward to receiving more grant proposals.
Last year, BCAFF invested more than $10,000 in the form of grants back into the community.
Applicants should be prepared to provide details about their project plans, the funds they have raised or need to raise, and plans for completion. All ideas for future-oriented community projects are welcome. Applicants may be asked to schedule an interview. Assistance is available for the online process.
Grant awards will be announced at a later date. The online address for the grant application is http://bit.ly/BCAFF2017grant
For more information about the fund or the grant process, call Lindsay Truksa at (402) 367-7895.
Campaign reaches $90,000
The Looking Forward-Giving Back Campaign is making progress. After launching this past July with pledges and donations totaling $60,000, we have pushed past the $90,000 mark. We are well on our way to raising $200,000 to qualify for an additional contribution of $100,000 from the Sherwood Foundation.
Along the way, we are hearing from donors who want to learn more about how we are increasing our unrestricted endowment. The extra $300,000 boost to the endowment will ultimately mean that we can re-invest more funds in the form of grants back into the community.
Whether it is a grant application or an idea for improving Butler County, we encourage you to contact one of our committee members.
Campaign Committee members:
Mike Moravec, Fund Advisory Committee chairman, Larry Peirce, campaign chairman. Fund Advisory Committee members: Milt and Janet Bemis, Kent Clymer, Diane Duren, Carol Fuxa, Amy Slama, Ed Siffring, Robin Sullivan, Lindsay Truksa.
The Butler County Area Foundation Fund collaborates with other organizations to identify and support projects, programs, and people who are helping to build a community where our children can choose to live, work and raise their families.
Contact information: Butler County Area Foundation Fund, P.O. Box 91, David City, NE 68632
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