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The Byron Community Foundation Fund was established in July 2011. During its first year the Fund received 18 gifts of grain worth more than $100,000. With additional cash gifts and pledges, the Fund raised over $450,000 in less than a year.
Chair Jeremy Heitmann has some ideas about why the gifts of grain have come pouring in. “You can say we had the wind at our backs with the farm economy. People are capable of giving now, much more than in the past. And it’s a win-win situation when you can get a full tax deduction and still write off all of your expenses. A lot of people were surprised they could do this,” Heitmann said.
Harold and Marilyn Rink of Pender, Nebraska made a challenge gift with the contribution of seven antique tractors. The tractors were sold by the Nebraska Community Foundation, for the benefit of its affiliated fund the Pender-Thurston Community Foundation Fund.Read more →