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LETTER TO EDITOR: The Community Foundation thanks everyone for making 2012 a success

Foundation gives thanks to community for successful year

As 2012 comes to an end, I want to thank everyone who helped make "The Season of Celebration" for The Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County such a wonderful success! There are many accomplishments worth mentioning; however, I will just select a few highlights.

2012 was the 15th anniversary for The Community Foundation. Since 1997, our foundation has helped people invest in Weld County by:

» Promoting philanthropy by working with donors to establish the funds that make it possible to distribute charitable grants, scholarships and program support.

» Developing partnerships by working with others as partners and leaders on endeavors.

» Providing leadership to other nonprofit organizations and the community by facilitating philanthropy and providing life-changing grants.

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The Community Foundation serving Greeley and Weld County has disbursed $900,818 to date for 2012 in grants, scholarships and program assistance.

The Community Foundation has awarded cumulative grants of more that $13 million since 1997.

The Foundation provides capacity-building workshops for local nonprofits and their board members to help strengthen the sector.

I have been honored to serve as board chairwoman for the foundation this past year. Now that my term is ending, I am looking forward to working with Mike Payne, incoming board chairman, our fantastic board members and the foundation's exceptional employees in 2013.

Thank you Greeley and Weld County for your continued support. Without you it would not be possible!

Karen D. Burd, Eaton

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