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Cushing Scholarship Established at MCF

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Five years after the auto accident that changed her life on nearly every level, Stormy Cushing is looking for a way to pay back the community that made a difference for her. The Cushing family wants others to know the blessing of unconditional kindness and have established a scholarship fund at Marion Community Foundation.

“Stormy’s scholarship is the ultimate expression of what we are about at Marion Community Foundation — community members selflessly paying it forward to countless other community members in perpetuity,” said Dean Jacob, Marion Community Foundation’s president and CEO.… Read More

Stuff The Bus Book Drive

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Take a good, hard look at your bookshelves. If you are like many families who love to read, you have accumulated a lot of children’s books. This month, consider donating them to United Way’s Stuff the Bus Book Drive.

United Way is teaming up with Marion Public Library and local businesses for the Stuff the Bus Book Drive May 19th through June 13th. Working together, they are asking Marion County residents to help stuff busses full of new and like-new books to help children in Marion County discover the gift of literacy.… Read More

MCF 2014 Scholarship Program Awards

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MARION — Marion Community Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2014 Scholarship Program awards — $322,225 in 166 scholarships awarded to 116 scholars. This total includes 11 new scholarships since last year’s program.

“We at Marion Community Foundation are so pleased to annually award and recognize outstanding young people throughout our community, including Marion County and beyond,” said Dean Jacob, President and CEO of Marion Community Foundation. “We have so many wonderful students who day-in and day-out are working to succeed.… Read More

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy Seeks Charitable Projects

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Philanthropy in the next generation is alive and well in Marion, according to Dean Jacob, president and CEO of Marion Community Foundation. MCF’s youth council, Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP), is seeking charitable projects in need of their support and they want to be hands-on said chairperson Kim Cannane.

Cannane, a senior at Pleasant High School, helps to coordinate the 15-member youth council dedicated to grant making, volunteerism, and leadership in Marion County.… Read More