The Nebraska Community Foundation works with community, organizational and donor-advised affiliated funds serving 250 communities located in 80 counties. NCF and its affiliated funds have reinvested $269 million in Nebraska since 1994.
Check out this edition of the bi-weekly affiliated fund e-newsletter.
Notices and Reminders
Transfer of Wealth Study Released
County Information Available Online
In the next 50 years, over $600 billion dollars will transfer from one generation to the next in Nebraska, according to the 2011 Transfer of Wealth report NCF released on Wednesday, Nov. 2.
“This report reflects the opportunities that exist in Nebraska and when communities need to act — the time is now,” said Jeff Yost, President and CEO of NCF. To learn about the opportunities in your community, download a county-level information sheet from the drop-down menu at the bottom of NCF’s Transfer of Wealth page on its website.
“These endowments are going to be a margin of excellence for the future of our hometowns; things that will make a difference in K-12 education, health care, economic development and, most importantly, building communities that are attractive to young families,” said Yost.
Additional information, graphics, charts and audio/video clips are available in a special Transfer of Wealth News Room section of the NCF website.
Nearly 100 affiliated fund leaders attended this year’s annual training in Norfolk on Thursday, Nov. 10. Eleven NCF staff members and various guest speakers hosted seven sessions ranging in topics from grantmaking, to funding capital projects, to building capacity with community colleges and more.
If you attended the training and have not yet completed the online evaluation, please do so before noon on Wednesday, November 23.
Many funds showcased their achievements at the Affiliated Fund Expo that followed the training and preceded NCF’s Annual Banquet. Check out the pictures on NCF’s Facebook page.
“I want to stress to our members how important it is to attend training,” said Ruth Frank from the Verdigre Community Foundation Fund. “There is so much to cover and we need more representatives there to attend all the sessions.”
Training materials will be available online soon. Watch for the announcement and link in a future issue of this e-newsletter.
NCF presented the Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund with the Community Legacy award at its annual banquet on Thursday, Nov. 10. This award is presented to affiliated funds in which each member of the Fund Advisory Committee has made a planned gift in their estate to benefit their community in the future.
“The first rule of asking for a charitable gift is to make one yourself. With our emphasis on planning gifts for the future, it is important that our Fund Advisory committee members set the example by putting their own plans in place,” said Jim Gustafson, NCF’s Gift Planning Director.
All 11 members of the Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund have made planned gifts in their estates, making it the second affiliated fund to receive this award. The Shickley Community Foundation Fund also received the Community Legacy Award earlier this year.
NCF congratulates the Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund on setting the example of charitable giving in its community and encourages other funds to set the example in theirs.
NCF will hold 9 regional meetings across the state starting in Imperial on January 17. A complete schedule of meetings and online registration is now available. Many thanks to our 9 host communities! Watch this newsletter for meeting details.
Sara Kalamaja decorates a bottle cap magnet for a customer at the Norfolk ESI Camp marketplace in June.Read more →