We are sorry to lose our community foundation former president, Ty Milne to cancer. Condolences to his family and friends. We are so thankful for his service and support of Milne Implement through the years. The whole community mourns the loss of a great man.
The Greater Glendive Community Foundation is working on downtown revitalization this year. Thanks to Keith Robinson, Shelby Clay, and the many teachers who volunteered to paint. Thanks to all who submitted photos for the empty windows of things to do around Glendive. Deer Creek Design made the photos by Marcia Holas, Sandi Darrah, Peggy Meidinger, Codi Smith and Peg Iba into vinyl banners as an example that empty windows can be a positive source for good.
They are now working on landscaping between the former chamber building/PN ticket office and Barnicks. Thanks to a TBID bed tax grant for supplying the funds for the fence and landscaping. Thanks to Bob Ackerman, Keith Robinson, Deb Toepke and Angie Hagen for their dedication to this project.
Give Local Montana Day was May 3, 24 hours of on-line crowd fundraising. It had some glitches in the national giving website because of the number of givers! After all the prizes and incentives from the Greater Glendive Community Foundation to the 10 local participating nonprofits, Dawson County nonprofits received $10,400 to make our community an even better place to live.
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Here for Good—the Greater Glendive Community Foundation board of directors has decided to make a big impact with your generous donations to our community. We will be working with service groups on a strategic plan to make our community even better and use the earnings from your gifts—so far over $7000 last year and match it with grants to leverage your gifts and leave a lasting legacy.
There is still time and opportunity to make a difference in our community by contributing to our foundation. Most of Montana's community foundations are like Glendive's, less than ten years old, have no paid staff and have limited resources to expand. With accelerating state and federal budget cuts, it is increasingly important that communities operate collaboratively and efficiently. Community foundations can effectively support this culture and help foster civic engagement and local philanthropy. Our funds, like 500 other non-profits, are expertly managed by the Montana Community Foundation professionals and their financial investors. Their records speak for themselves.
Greater Glendive Community Foundation. Here for good. Forever.
To learn more, visit the Community Foundations of Montana website.