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How philanthropy can work without trying to save the world

“…The nation’s 900 or so “community foundations” arguably deliver more tangible, meaningful results than their vastly larger counterparts. And they do so in a participatory, ear-to-the-ground fashion that can preserve, or build, the social capital and sense of common purpose that is in distressingly short supply in today’s “bowling alone” America…” Read the full op-ed HERE.  Mitch Daniel’s …

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Grant provides crisis prevention, de-escalation training to Trine students

ANGOLA — Students in Trine University’s Franks School of Education will receive training in nonviolent crisis prevention and verbal de-escalation thanks to a grant from the Steuben County Community Foundation. The grant allowed Chelsea Superczynski, assistant professor in FSOE, to receive training and certification through the Crisis Prevention Institute. CPI training programs are… To read …

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2024 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for Steuben County Recipient Announced!

ANGOLA —Ken Schneider missed his flight Tuesday afternoon because the school called, because of something one of his daughters did, and that’s how he found out his daughter Holly, an Angola High School senior, won the 2024 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for Steuben County. “Holly demonstrates all of the outstanding attributes required for this prestigious …

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SCCF Launches End of Year Matching Campaign

ANGOLA — The Steuben County Community Foundation has joined in a nationwide celebration this week to recognize the increasingly important role that community foundations play in strengthening communities and addressing complex social issues like affordable housing, childcare, education, and economic development. For more than a century, philanthropic institutions have served as a trusted partner and …

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A day in the life: Simulation helps community leaders learn about poverty

Melissa Higbee, executive director of Fremont Youth and Community Outreach, says true poverty doesn’t look like unsheltered people on the streets of Chicago. “True poverty is that one in four children are food insecure in our county. One in four,” she told the about 60 community leaders gathered at… Read the full article from Trine …

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Donor Highlight- “Magic of the Run” Kevin Heller Memorial Scholarship

Donor Highlight “Magic of the Run” Kevin Heller Memorial Scholarship Kevin Heller was an avid runner throughout his lifetime, he began his running career at Prairie Heights running Track and Cross Country. He also enjoyed doing magic in his free time with his wife Robin in their show “Midway of Magic”. Because of Kevin’s appreciation …

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Local youth philanthropy group hosts luncheon for school, foundation leadership

Forever Improving Steuben County Together (FIST), a youth-lead philanthropic pod of the Steuben County Community Foundation, hosted a luncheon for area superintendents, principals, sponsors, teachers, and Foundation Board members and staff on Thursday at the Steuben County Community Foundation. FIST, twenty high school and middle school students from Fremont Community Schools, Hamilton Community Schools, and …

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