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The Columbus Area Community Foundation Fund (CACFF) presented its first HomeTown Competitiveness grants in 2008 in front of a capacity crowd of more than 1,000 people.
Al Svajgr has been involved in cattle feeding, ranching, farming and banking in Dawson County, at Cozad, since 1977. He is chairman of the Beef Board, a national group of beef producers, so the gift made perfect sense. “All the gain I had in those animals would have been taxable if I’d sold them and then made a cash donation,” he said. “This way, I was able to give more value, because I didn’t have to pay taxes on the capital gains.”Read more →