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Dysart Community Foundation accepting grant applications
March 30, 2018

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The Dysart Community Foundation held its Annual Meeting at 6:30 P.M. on March 12, 2018 at the Dysart City Hall. The 2018 Board of Directors for the Foundation elected during the meeting, include: Brian Weber, Chair, representing the Union Community School; Susan Fuchs, Vice-Chair representing Farmers Savings Bank & Trust; and Jannie Wauters, Secretary, representing the Dysart Women's Club. Other members of the Board include Rodger Aldrich representing the Dysart Lions Club; Mark Hookham representing Farmers Savings Bank & Trust; Ann Seebach representing the Dysart Development Corporation; and Kori Hatch representing the City of Dysart. Rodger Aldrich and Jannie Wauters were welcomed to the Foundation Board at this meeting.

The Dysart Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization with the purpose of receiving and accepting gifts for education, cultural, community betterment and other charitable purposes. Foundation assets are segregated and administered as funds consisting of a general fund and such "donor funds" as any donor may wish to create. The Foundation distributes contributions from the community and Endowment investment income through a competitive grant process to Dysart area non-profit groups, for the purpose of enhancing the quality of life for residents here, distributing $67,613 since its inception in 1997. In 2017, $6,141 of all sources of income was awarded to the Norma Anders Public Library, Dysart Development Corporation, Union Middle School, Dysart Vacation Bible School, Dysart Historical Society, Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschool, and the Dysart Tree Board.

From contributions of many local individuals and families and by the City of Dysart gifting the Opal Heckroth Estate as permanent Endowment, the Foundation will be awarding grants this spring. A 2018 grant application may be obtained at the Norma Anders Public Library, Dysart City Hall, or Farmers Cooperative Telephone Company during their business hours. An electronic application may be obtained by e-mailing a request to dysart1997@gmail.com. We encourage Dysart non-profit organizations to apply for grants to supplement their community-based projects. Submit completed grant applications to the Dysart Community Foundations, PO Box 143, Dysart, IA 52224, postmarked no later than April 30, 2018.

Gift planning through the Dysart Community Foundation is tax deductible and is an effective way to make a lasting impact on the quality of life for citizens of all ages in our local community for years to come. Visit with Rick Krug, Trust Officer, at Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, Trustee, (319-478-2148, ext. 118), or your attorney to discover possibilities for betterment of Dysart in your own personal way.

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