GALESBURG COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CELEBRATES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WEEK

uring the week of November 12-16, 2018, Galesburg Community Foundation will observe Community Foundation Week by celebrating the positive changes made in our region thanks to generosity.

GALESBURG, Ill. (Nov. 9, 2018) ─ During the week of November 12-16, 2018, Galesburg Community Foundation will observe Community Foundation Week by celebrating the positive changes made in our region thanks to generosity.

The Community Foundation is a place for everyone, making Community Foundation Week an excellent opportunity to celebrate the stories of lives changed and communities transformed through philanthropy’s partnership with private and public community leaders and organizations.

To celebrate, join the Community Foundation on Tuesday, November 13 from 8:00- 10:00 am at Innkeepers in Galesburg for a cup of coffee to start your day. Say you are having coffee with the Community Foundation when you order and your coffee or tea is on the Community Foundation.

Additionally, nonprofits and community members are invited to post a :15 to :30 second video on Facebook about how their work is making positive changes in their communities. Tag #YourGCF to be entered to win. Videos can be simple selfies or as creative as desired. Nonprofits and community members posting and using #YourGCF will be eligible for a random drawing to win one of three $500 grants. Nonprofits serving Galesburg Community Foundation’s service region are eligible to win.

Joshua Gibb, President & CEO of the Community Foundation said, “During Community Foundation Week, we hope community members will join us in celebrating the positive impact philanthropy is having in our region. The Community Foundation is for everyone and we hope many people will join us during this week to celebrate. No matter where in our region you live, from Monmouth to Little York, Roseville to Knoxville, Altona to Maquon, or somewhere in between, it takes everyone coming together to positively change our communities forever. We are excited to celebrate how generosity is making a difference in our communities.”

Community Foundation Week recognizes the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address community problems. Today, community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. Every state in the United States is home to at least one community foundation—large and small, urban and rural—that is advancing solutions to a wide range of social issues.

About Galesburg Community Foundation
Galesburg Community Foundation develops and supports the efforts of local people and organizations to promote healthy communities. The Community Foundation makes giving easy and believes that generosity can positively change Knox and Warren Counties forever. The Community Foundation partners with individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits to help them have the greatest impact with their giving. The Community Foundation is working for the good of your community.

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