Foundation pushing to reach fundraising goal

Published 9:36 am Thursday, October 5, 2017

At its 25th anniversary celebration, the Davie Community Foundation announced the 5n5 Community Impact Challenge to raise $5 million in community fund endowments over five years.

“For the last five years we have been soliciting community funds that will empower the current and future foundation boards to make a positive difference in Davie,” said Jane Simpson, foundation president. “As we reach the final quarter of 2017 and the challenge, we cross the $4 million mark. There is new excitement for success.”

At its September meeting, the foundation board was officially offered a matching opportunity. Gifts and commitments made by Dec. 31 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $500,000. If the match is met, the $5 million goal for community funds though the 25th Anniversary Community Impact Challenge is also met.

“We live in an amazing community of generous and caring people,” Simpson said.

“We are now stepping on the accelerator and shifting into high gear in a final drive for 5n5. It will take commitments from all areas of Davie County to achieve success. (Community Fund commitments made by Dec/ 31 may be paid over a five year period.) Success will mean $5 million in endowment dollars invested forever for Davie.

The $5 million in endowment will generate approximately $250,000 per year for community grants. These grant dollars will be invested in projects and organizations that make a positive difference for Davie County.

“As we move through the final quarter of 2017, we hope you’ll watch for articles to learn more about the benefits of meeting the 5n5 Community Impact Challenge and check out our ads to stay informed of our success in reaching the goal. We can’t be successful without you.

“At the Davie Community Foundation, we have a vision for a better Davie County,” Simpson said.

Join the Final Drive for 5n5 by making a gift/commitment. “Gifts will touch our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and future generations. Together we truly will be ‘Growing our future now’.”