05.152012
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What’s Your Super Power?

My husband once said that he hoped our kids would have his IQ, but be as smart as me.  I laughed.  And for good reason.  You see, he’s super smart.  The kind of smart where you never want to be on the opposite team as him in Trivial Pursuit, ever.  Put him on the same…

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05.082012
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Celebrate Good Times, Come On

 How does a Community Foundation celebrate good times?  Well, while we’re no Cool and the Gang, we get the concept of celebrating all of the good things happening in Grant County thanks to the generosity of our donors. Each year we have an Annual Meeting—this year it will be May 17th at 6:00 p.m….

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04.302012
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Mr. Irrelevant

Mr. Irrelevant of 2012 is Chandler Harnish.  Now, for all of you out there that aren’t uber-sporty (like me), the prestigious title of Mr. Irrelevant is bequeathed upon the very last player picked in the NFL draft each year. This year, Mr. Irrelevant officially became an Indianapolis Colt; so Hoosiers definitely haven’t heard the last…

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04.242012
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Who Do You Think You Are?

The Community Foundation had the first board meeting of our new fiscal year last week.  Since we had some new board members joining us, we decided to do a new icebreaker activity to get to know each other a little bit better. However, the icebreaker itself wasn’t new at all.  In fact, we have all…

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04.172012
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New Math

They say 5 out of 4 people have a problem understanding jokes about math.  (Think about it for a minute and then insert gratuitous laughter here.) Seriously though, some math is really hard to comprehend.  But, I’m not talking about algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or even calculus.  I’m talking about that kind of math that you…

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04.102012
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I Volunteer as Tribute

No doubt many of you have seen The Hunger Games and have heard those famous words spoken by Katniss Everdeen, “I volunteer as tribute.”  (I saw it on opening day and thought it was great, by the way!) However, I wouldn’t recommend the playing of any real Hunger Games in Grant County, nor would I…

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04.032012
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mis•sion (noun) \ˈmi-shən\

A mission is a: a specific task with which a person or a group is charged, b: a pre-established, and often self-imposed, objective or purpose. Theever-present mission statement. Every organization has one.  Maybe even every organization needs one.  But, why?  Because mission statements guide.  They inspire.  They advertise what an organization stands for.  And, they…

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