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GHS Alumni Association wins contest for 7th straight year

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pictured from left are Greencastle Alumni Association members Steve McMains and Jinsie Bingham, Putnam County Community Foundation Executive Director Elaine Peck and GHS Alumni Association members Peggy McClaine and David Boswell. Photo contributed
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced the winners of the 2010 Share the Dream Contest.

The Greencastle High School Alumni Association Scholarship earned the most online contributions and the most new donors. The Sherman and Maria Endowment raised the most money.

This is the seventh consecutive year the Greencastle High School Alumni Association has won the Share the Dream Contest. More than 60 students have received scholarships from the association's scholarship endowment.

"We are committed to building our scholarship fund," said Stephen McMains, president of the association. "Every year we develop a plan."

Johnny and Carolyn Carson continue to make a difference for the GHS Alumni Association from Utah. This year, they were the driving force in the association's efforts to obtain online donations.

"They blew everyone else away," said Elaine Peck, executive director of the Community Foundation. "Most people still do not know how easy and safe it is to make online gifts to endowments on our Web site."

Each year, the Community Foundation's Share the Dream Program gives charitable organizations and individuals a tool to help them raise money and provides them with the opportunity to recognize special people in the Banner Graphic.

Three awards were offered in 2010: $1,000 for the endowment that raised the most money; $500 for the endowment receiving the most contributions via the Community Foundation's Web site at www.pcfoundation.org; and $500 for the endowment that had the most first time donors.

Share the Dream begins May 1 and lasts until Aug. 31 every year.

The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1985 to administer endowments, award grants, and provide leadership, enriching the quality of life and strengthening community in Putnam County.

The Community Foundation administers more than 200 funds and endowments for donors supporting a variety of charities.

For additional information or to have a representative from the Community Foundation speak to your group, contact the office at 653-4978 or visit the Web site www.pcfoundation.org.

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