Community foundation celebrating 35th year

Published 8:58 am Thursday, March 30, 2023

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Founded in December 1988 as Davie Foundation, it operated as a volunteer organization for 15 years until the first staff was hired in April 2003.

“Over its 35-year history, the foundation has had a significant impact on the quality of life in Davie County and we intend to continue that work long into the future,’ said Jane Simpson, president and CEO. “Davie County residents are touched by foundation investments from birth well into older age.”

In honor of its35th year, the foundation will celebrate with each of the programs it administers.

The Popsicle 5K organized by the SURF Board Youth Grantmakers kicked off the celebration in January. The foundation served as the presenting sponsor with a new 35thaAnniversary logo atop the runner and volunteer shirts.

The foundation will continue its celebration at the Red-Carpet Reception for scholarship recipients and donors in May.

A special celebration with fund holders will be in October, and there will be a surprise for the Pearls of Empowerment at their annual meeting in November.

“Our donors and community have shaped our success over the past 35 years, and we believe the positive impact is just getting started.

“We think 35 years is worthy of a year-long celebration. We are choosing to partner with the organizations organized under our umbrella and celebrate with the donors whose generosity made our work possible. Be sure to look for our 35th Anniversary banners and our ads. I think they’ll show we are ready to celebrate,” Simpson said.

Future issues will highlight the impact of foundation investments in Davie.