Heartfelt and humble thanks for a rewarding beginning

      Guest column: Heartfelt and humble thanks for a rewarding beginning by Pamela Beckett January 11, 2019 As we complete the end of our third year serving Starved Rock Country, we are thankful for the partnerships we have created, the outstanding Board of Directors leading the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation, and, of course, … Continued

Get in The Giving Spirit at Financial Plus Today!

We have come a long way, but funds are still needed for the Long Term Disaster Recovery Fund. We are proud to partner with Financial Plus Credit Union and the long term disaster recovery group to seek additional funding for families who are in need of fencing and appliances. Stop by Financial Plus Credit Union today, take a tag … Continued

WIN Presents Grant Rewards at Celebration of Giving Event

The Women Inspired Network’s Celebration of Giving was a incredible time! We want to extend our our deepest thanks to all of the members who came, as well as their guests. We would also like to thank Annette Schnabel for presenting the grant checks and speaking, as well as Kelly Wilson for all of her … Continued

Consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA

The qualified charitable distribution (QCD) option emerged after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and was made permanent by Congress in 2015. If you are at least 70.5 years old, have an IRA and plan to donate to a charity this year, another consideration may be to make a QCD from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). This … Continued

WIN Grant Recipient(s) Voting Concludes Friday!

The voting window is almost closed ladies! Make sure to get your vote for the 2017 WIN grant recipient(s) submitted on or before this Friday, October 13! Visit the voting page here and cast your vert before the window of opportunity closes! Let’s continue to gather, give and grow together! 

Time To Vote! WIN Grant Voting Commences

On Sunday, September 24, we listened to the presenters representing the agencies who had moved one step closer to receiving the first WIN grant. Our sincere thanks to Tracy, Susan and Trisha for their informative presentations as follows:   Tracy Beattie, President/CEO                   Starved Rock Regional Center     $500   … Continued

The SRCCF and Annette Barr Photography Do Ottawa’s Wine Walk

The SRCCF has partnered with Annette Barr Photography Studio for the 3rd Annual Wine and Art Walk here in Ottawa! We will have our booth set up at Annette’s studio downtown on Columbus Street. Don’t forget to enter our raffle for a chance to win a donation of $100 to the charity of your choice. … Continued

WIN Gathering Approaching!

The next Women Inspired Network meeting is approaching fast! On September 24, WIN will meet at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Peru from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. PLEASE RSVP either through the Facebook event page or by phone at 815-252-2906. We hope to see all WIN members and their guests!

Congratulations To The Winners of This Year’s Draw Down Event!

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2017 Double Elimination Draw Down winners of $2500, Mark and Amy Pentecost! Second place of $1000 was won by Gary and Deb Dahl, and $500 went to Matt Mooneyham. Thanks so much to everyone who supported us! Every ticket was sold. Special shout out to Pat Applebee and the team at Celebrations … Continued

July 30 WIN Meeting Update

Sunday’s WIN meeting was a wonderful time! Thank you to all the members that were in attendance and to all of our new members that came and signed up as well! We also want to thank all of the grant applicants and finalists for their proposals and their attention to often overlooked problems in their … Continued

Your unrestricted donation to the Leadership Fund for Now is just that, a gift for NOW. It enables us to operate, provides funds for immediate distribution to area agencies and charitable initiatives and helps us build the core administrative fund. The Leadership Fund for Now is made up of unrestricted donations, earnings on investments, and administrative fees. This is where we need your donation the most.
Pamela Beckett
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