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Orange Crush

Orange Crush

Once upon a time I only cheered for two football teams, the Colts and whoever was versing (as my son used to say) the Patriots. But, when Peyton Manning went to the Broncos in 2012, part of our Hoosier hearts went to Denver. A new era dawned where it was officially acceptable to begin supporting…

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01.192016
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Unicorns are Jerks

Unicorns are Jerks

It’s true.  Even in the middle of a bitterly cold Indiana winter where the wind chill is as negative as the nightly news, it’s all rainbows and lollipops at the Community Foundation.  We can’t help it; it’s our mission.  We connect people who care with causes that matter like it’s our job—because it is!  None…

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12.212015
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#NoCapeNoProblem

#NoCapeNoProblem

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away, someone who works at the Community Foundation may or may not have been born in a car in the parking lot of a Winn-Dixie Grocery Store.  Unfortunately, her parents didn’t name her Dixie, so it could be any one of us.  We all have a story.  We’re…

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Flip the Script

Flip the Script

-by Dawn Brown Our community has failed our children. Under no circumstances will people say, We care for the next generation. That’s an untruth, the reality is Our community has been an utter disappointment. In believing that We actually succeeded Is destructive. It’s true that Looking out for #1 Is what’s best. Working together, for…

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10.272015
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pHarmony

pHarmony

Someone once told me, “If Clorox Bleach, the county fair, and M&M’s could all use your mission statement, then it’s probably not tight enough.”  True enough.  That’s the beauty of the Community Foundation of Grant County.  Our target area is easily defined in our very name…Grant County.  And our mission is true to form:  Connecting…

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10.132015
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Energy Vampires

Energy Vampires

It’s getting close to Halloween.  How can I tell?  Well, my 8 year-old niece keeps offering to do small chores around our house if we agree to pay her in Hershey bars.  Deal!  (Her parents may not be aware of this arrangement; it may be best—for me and her– to keep it that way, if…

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09.292015
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Rebel With A Cause

Rebel With A Cause

1989. Do you know what you were doing that year? I was a senior in college. A gallon of gas was 98¢. Tim Berners-Lee theorized what is now the modern-day Internet. Lloyd Dobler became the poster-guy for the perfect boyfriend in the movie Say Anything. And, Taylor Swift was born. Whether you’re a Tay-Tay fan…

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09.152015
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El Guapo

El Guapo

Last year we took a lovely vacation to Saugatuck, Michigan where we enjoyed touring a delightful small town filled with lovely shoppes, some once-in-a-lifetime deep-sea fishing, and a heart-palpitating ride on a schooner at the Saugatuck Sand Dunes.  So.  Much. Fun.  If you’ve never experienced a sand dune ride, add it to your bucket list…

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