Help favorite charities win $5,500 or more in grant prizes

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ten charitable groups have notified the Putnam County Community Foundation that they intend to compete in the Share the Dream contest this year.

They are: AgrIInstitute, Bainbridge High School Alumni Scholarship, Cloverdale Lions Club, Greencastle High School Alumni Scholarship, North Putnam Alumni Association, Putnam County Board of Realtors Scholarship, Becky Brothers Service Scholarship, Purdue Club of Putnam County Scholarship, Putnam County Fairgrounds and the Putnam County Youth Development Commission.

Ten charitable groups that intend to compete in the Putnam County Community Foundation Share the Dream contest this year are (front, from left) Elaine Peck, Putnam County Foundation; Jim Ash, Rosalyn Antcliff and Rodger Winger, all of the Purdue Club of Putnam County; second row (from left) Diane Ummel, Putnam County Board of Realtors; Patti Harmless, Putnam County Youth Development Commission; Marianne Ash, Purdue Club of Putnam County; Jerilyn Ross and Joni Knapp, North Putnam Alumni Association; Charles Antcliff and Jerry Williams, Purdue Club of Putnam County; third row (from left) Jeff Blaydes and Larry Tippin, North Putnam Alumni Association; Andrew Smith, 25/7 Consulting; Todd Lewis, Cloverdale Lions Club; and Vince Aguirre, 25/7 Consulting.

Elaine Peck, executive director of the Community Foundation, stressed that it was not too late for other organizations to join the annual contest.

Help your favorite charity by donating to its endowment between April 1 and July 31.

There are many ways to donate cash, online, checks, stock, real property, life insurance and IRA distributions, to name a few.

In addition, donations made via the Community Foundation's website on Tuesday, May 3 -- Give Local Putnam County Day -- help the charity qualify for additional prizes.

Persons can also help increase the prize monies available for Share the Dream contestants by switching your website hosting service to a local company, 25/7 Consulting, LLC.

Switching your website hosting is easy, and 25/7 Consulting will donate the first year of hosting services to the Share the Dream Prize monies. To find out how you might make the switch and support local businesses and charities, call (765) 400-0510 or email

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

To obtain additional information about Share the Dream or gift planning options, contact the office at 653-4978 or visit the website at

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