‘Phyllis’ to help Ignite Davie reach endowment goal

Published 2:15 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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It’s time to have some fun with the fundraising effort to fully fund the IGNITE DAVIE (ID) college promise program.

Philanthropy Phil was excited to read about the Davie Community Foundation’s 35th anniversary celebration in the Enterprise. He was proud of his role in helping the foundation reach the 5n5 Community Impact Challenge to raise $5 million in community funds between 2013 and 2017. Successful completion of that challenge in December 2017 paved the way for significant community impact over the past 10 years.

Philanthropy Phil is ready to help again. After reading that ID is close to the finish line of the $3 million endowment goal, he talked with his daughter Phyllis, who is a senior preparing to graduate and attend college. Phyllis is up for the task of sharing information about ID and encouraging the community to make a donation to ensure that all of her piglets will one day be able to attend college debt free.

Philanthropy Phyllis will take us with her as she seeks the advice of high school counselors and explores the offerings at Davidson-Davie Community College and the application process for ID. Phyllis has even agreed to thank the businesses who are part of the Employer of Choice Program and the restaurants who have hosted IGNITE Your Appetites.

Watch for Philanthropy Phyllis as she visits locations in December. It is her goal that the ID endowment goal of $3 million will be met by Dec. 31. Tohere is less than $200,000 to raise thanks to such community generosity.

“Don’t forget,” says Phyllis, “you can give the gift of education by making a donation to IGNITE DAVIE in honor of someone for Christmas.”

Give online at www.daviefoundation.org/donate, choose IGNITE DAVIE and note the person’s name and address you are honoring in the comments section; or send a check payable to Davie Community Foundation to PO Box 546, Mocksville, NC 27028 with IGNITE DAVIE in the memo and with the name and address of the honoree.

“What a wonderful gift – honoring a special person for the holidays while educating Davie children. It is a true win win,” Phyllis said.