LAWRENCEBURG, Ind., March 15, 2016 – For the ninth straight year, the Dearborn Community Foundation (DCF), Inc. is offering an endowment matching campaign, called Double Your Donation. Contributions to new or existing endowment funds will be matched $1-for-$1 during the matching program.
“We are proud to be able to offer the Double Your Donation endowment matching campaign once again in 2016,” said Fred McCarter, DCF Executive Director. “Our hope is this unique opportunity will encourage more individuals, organizations and businesses in our community to participate in philanthropy through endowment at the Foundation. What better way to involve more folks in philanthropy than by matching their contributions to endowments that support their favorite charitable cause or provide a scholarship to a student?”
The City of Lawrenceburg and DCF are providing a total of $92,000 in matching funds for the Double Your Donation endowment matching campaign in 2016. Beginning April 1, 2016, the Foundation will match contributions to new or existing endowments $1-for-$1 up to a maximum of $10,000 per donor. It’s important to note that contributions will be matched on a first-come, first-served basis as long as matching funds are available. Donations received at the Foundation office prior to April 1 are not eligible to be matched.
Established in December 1997, the DCF has provided a way for members of the community to realize their philanthropic goals for more than 18 years. DCF, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt public charity, helps donors’ dreams come true by safeguarding endowments for the community through contributions large and small. Grants awarded by the Dearborn Community Foundation support the needs and interests in Dearborn County in the fields of Art, Culture and Humanities, Community and Public Benefit, Education, Environment and Animal Protection, Human Services, Public Safety and Youth Programs.
In January 2009, DCF received the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability: the seal of approval from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Program operated by the Council on Foundations (COF), a national professional association based in Washington, D.C. DCF was reconfirmed for the National Standards by the COF in 2014.
To learn more about DCF and its Double Your Donation endowment matching program, call 812-539-4115, stop by the office at 322 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg, or visit the Foundation website at www.dearborncf.org.