Youth Philanthropy benefit night to take place at Almost Home

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Mary Pearl Ivy (standing, right) will be among the students serving at the annual fundraiser for the Putnam County Youth Philanthropy Endowment at Almost Home. Ivy, a Greencastle High School junior, is the youth chair of the Youth Philanthropy Committee. During the 2012 effort, she helps Olivia Humphreys (standing, left) serve her grandparents, Joyce (left) and Phil Humphreys, and Ginger and J.R. Scott.

Almost Home will host the Putnam County Community Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Night on Thursday, March 7.

Local students on the Youth Philanthropy Committee will assist servers that evening from 5-9 p.m. All tips and donations will benefit the Putnam County Youth Philanthropy Endowment.

In past years, the event has completely filled the restaurant, so diners will want to reserve their table by calling Almost Home at 653-5788.

Since its beginning in 2006, the Putnam County Youth Philanthropy Committee has provided more than $21,000 in funding for more than 40 youth-led projects in Putnam County.

The endowment allows the committee to make these grants. Anyone unable to attend can still make donations to the Youth Philanthropy Endowment either online by mail or to the Community Foundation offices at 2 S. Jackson St., Greencastle.

For more information about the Youth Philanthropy program at the Community Foundation, persons may contact Dean Gambill at 653-4978.

Youth interested in serving on the committee or who are completing a service project and looking for funding can find forms available to download at

The Putnam County Community Foundation administers more than 230 funds and endowments for donors, supporting a variety of charitable purposes. To learn more about how to start a new fund, visit or contact the office at 653-4978.

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