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Again, COAD is activated for disaster

After the Diamond tornado, and especially in response to the Coal City tornado, the Grundy County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (GC-COAD), formalized and, as a result, was ready to respond within minutes of the first reports of the Morris Lithium Battery Incident. COADs (or VOADs – Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) are year-round networks …

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2021 Young Philanthropists Grants

Since 2015, I have had the privilege of working closely with students from our local high schools through our Youth Philanthropy Program.  The Youth Philanthropy Initiative is a program of the Community Foundation of Grundy County, which hopes to cultivate young philanthropists who will follow the learned traditions of giving and serving their community throughout …

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2020 Grants

This past year, the Grant Committee became increasingly aware of the effects Covid was having on not-for-profits and school districts alike.  Therefore, many of our grants in 2020 were in response to needs that emerged out of the pandemic.  In total, $35,000 in grants was awarded to 13 different organizations last year.   Half of those grants …

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Question: Can your heirs get by with just 95% of your estate?

February 18, 2021   February starts what I hope is only a six-week crabby season.  Is it a coincidence that the groundhog declaring six more weeks of winter also launches tax preparation season?   We’re in that time of year when we focus on our finances.  Paying off credit cards from Christmas shopping.  Getting W-2s …

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