Invest in the future

Students deserve the chance to fulfill their dreams and goals. Funds at the Community Foundation can provide opportunities to inspire students and are a great way to help today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders.

Endowed funds are established when a gift is set aside as principal and invested in perpetuity.

Scholarship recipients at ROWVA awards ceremony.

Scholarships at work

Someday, Clara Asplund of Oneida would like to work locally as a high school agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. An Oneida Telephone Exchange Scholarship the ROWVA senior received to attend the University of Illinois is going to help her achieve her goals.

What are the benefits?

Strategic. Since the Community Foundation manages a wide variety of funds—as diverse as our donors’ interests—we can help you find the most appropriate way to honor a loved one or ensure your fund benefits students in a way that meets your wishes.

Perpetual. Unlike a one-time gift or memorial, funds at Galesburg Community Foundation will benefit students and their communities forever. Future donors to the fund can count on the Community Foundation to ensure that the integrity of their gifts and purpose of the fund will continue to be met.

Financial. Your initial gift to create a fund—and subsequent gifts to support it—receive the maximum tax benefits allowed by law, whether your gift is in cash, real estate, securities, a bequest, or other planned giving vehicle.

Sarah Grant

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To learn more about establishing a fund at Galesburg Community Foundation, call Sarah Grant, Director of Development, at 309.344.8898.

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Haley Sloss

Charitable Giving Coordinator

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Haley provides support to enhance the function and success of the Charitable Giving and Affiliate Teams. She ensures donors receive a personal approach to philanthropy through outstanding customer service by supporting charitable giving for donors and fund holders across the state.