$15,000 Gift Will Support Meigs County Community Fund’s Endow 200 Campaign
Pomeroy, OH – The Meigs County Community Fund (MCCF) was created to attract philanthropic resources from Meigs County and beyond to invest back into the citizens and communities in the county. Today, MCCF is once again celebrating an investment from a community institution that will have a positive effect on the broader community for years to come. On August 2, 2018, MCCF received a $15,000 gift from Farmers Bank and Savings Company to support its Endow 200 campaign, a generous gift that will create a truly positive impact in the community.
This gift from Farmers Bank moves MCCF closer to its goal of raising $600,000 in permanently endowed dollars through its Endow 200 campaign to support the Meigs County community, allowing the community to benefit from the generosity of its citizens and community institutions. This campaign was launched as a way to not only build upon its strong sense of community, but to celebrate the community and the people in it.
Endow 200 will celebrate Meigs County’s 200th birthday. The campaign invites those who hold Meigs County close to their hearts to give 200 gifts of $3,000 each, with those gifts payable over five years. These dollars will be placed in a permanent endowment fund to grow over time to allow MCCF to make grants to support the community for years to come.
On Thursday morning, MCCF was presented with a $15,000 gift to support Endow 200 at the Meigs County Chamber of Commerce. Farmers Bank President and CEO, as well as a committee member of the Meigs County Community Fund, Paul Reed presented the check to the Meigs County Community Fund committee at its monthly meeting.
“Farmers Bank has had the privilege of serving Meigs County and its citizens for over 100 years,” shared Reed. “On behalf of the Board of Directors and the almost 100 Farmers Bank employees, we are pleased to celebrate Meigs County’s bicentennial by making a gift to the Meigs County Community Fund that will continue to grow to serve the county and its communities for the next 200 years.”
The Endow 200 campaign is designed celebrate the history of Meigs County by creating a legacy of philanthropic dollars at the Meigs County Community Fund that can be invested in Meigs County for generations. The Meigs County Community Fund was created in 2011 to increase and advance philanthropic activities in Meigs County and gives everyone a way to give back to the Meigs County community.
Gifts to the Meigs County Community and the Endow 200 campaign are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance. Donations can be made online at www.AppalachianOhio.org by designating the Meigs County Community Fund when donating. To mail your donation, please designate the fund and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764.
To learn more about the Meigs County Community Fund and how you can support the community through Endow 200, please visit www.AppalachianOhio.org or call 740.753.1111.
About the Meigs County Community Fund
The Meigs County Community Fund was created in 2011 to increase and advance philanthropic activities in Meigs County. The Meigs County Community Fund works to attract philanthropic resources in the form of gifts, grants, or bequests to benefit the broader community. It helps everyone give back to Meigs County so the community can invest grants to benefit Meigs County residents.
About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org.