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

SRCCF Draw Down Raffle!

We welcome you to join the first Starved Rock Country Community Foundation’s Double Elimination Draw Down! With prizes ranging from $100 to $2500, it’s sure to be an exciting evening. We are holding the draw down to raise money for our Operations Fund, which is what allows us to continue to strive to better Starved … Continued

Thank You American Wind Symphony Orchestra!

We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Boudreau, all of the host families, the city of Ottawa, the community and the generous donors that all played an integral part in making these past two visits of the AWSO unforgettable experiences. Both concerts at Allen Park were phenomenal … Continued

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Tornados

Below is an article penned by Liz Davis on the North Central Behavioral Health Systems website discussing how some of the people affected by the February 28th tornado in Ottawa/Naplate could be experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Liz highlights the symptoms of PTSD in the article while also touching on what steps … Continued

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