In the summer of 2015, the Harper’s Ferry Booster Club was already familiar with community betterment.
Betty Steege Harpers Ferry Booster President
“All of the ingredients were there for a better Harpers. It was just putting it together and making it taste good.”
Mary Jo Gothard Community Foundation of Jackson County
“Our board decided we wanted to put more emphasis on the youth in Jackson County because they’re our future.”
Christie Trifone-Simon Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation
“Nothing is ever simple. It takes creativity, and a willingness to experiment and we really put on our thinking caps as we approached these deep and critical questions that will help our organization to grow.”
Elise Bergan, Edgewood Economic Development Director, led the Philanthropic Tools project in Edgewood. In between her Facebook posts to promote the Homecoming mum sale and the updated Rodeo schedule, Bergan convened her board, chamber of commerce officers, school board members, and elected city council volunteers to face their collective future. To say that she cracked […]
In 2013, when school administrator Kim Huckstadt noticed that young kids were not succeeding at his school because they couldn’t read, he approached the Community Foundation of Jackson County with the idea of becoming a Campaign for Grade-Level Reading community to make a difference for his students.
In April 2016, more than 100 people filled the Citizen’s State Bank Youth Development Center at the Great Jones County Fairgrounds in Monticello for Celebrate Monticello. The celebration brought friends and neighbors from all parts of the community together to share food and good conversations about what makes Monticello so special. “We had been gathering […]
On May 12, 2016, 100 community members filled the doors of the Galena Brewing Company for the unveiling of Major Daviess Summer Ale. While this might sound like an ordinary story from a small town brewery, the introduction of the orange-zest infused Hefeweizen was actually a unique collaboration between a nonprofit and a for-profit business, […]