The Howells Community Fund is a charitable
organization working to improve the quality of life and create opportunities for
prosperity in Howells and the surrounding area. We have created an endowment,
which is like a community saving account, to support community projects,
programs and people.
Donations may be sent to: Howells
Community Fund PO Box
63 Howells NE 68641
What does the Howells
Community Fund do?
We address the needs of our community and invest in its future by providing a
way for our people to give back to their community. We encourage people from all
walks of life to make tax-deductible contributions, both large and small. We
collaborate with other organizations to identify and support projects, programs
and people who are helping to build the kind of community where our children can
choose to live, work and raise their families. We are using philanthropy today
as a tool for building a prosperous future for Howells.
is the Howells Community Fund doing to achieve its goals?
We are encouraging everyone to make a "habit of giving back" to the
community. We invite everyone, current residents and people who have moved away,
to make gifts to our community, both large and small. Each year, a portion of
those contributions are placed in a permanent endowment, which is invested to
create a source of funding for annual grants to improve the community. The
endowment will be held and invested in perpetuity, creating an asset for the
community that remains forever.
How did the Howells
Community Fund get started?
Howells Community Fund
was formed in 2013 by a group of citizens who were committed to building a
bright future for Howells. The endowment fund was started with a significant
donation from the Q125 organizing committee along with additional contributions
from area citizens.
people contribute to Howells Community Fund?
today's technology, our young people can choose to live and work almost anywhere
in the world, including right here in Howells. According to surveys conducted by
the Nebraska Community Fund, more than half of the young people who live in
small towns would prefer to return home to work and raise their families if
career opportunities were available. And more than 40% would like to own their
own business someday. It is our job to make this possible. We must invest in
Howells in ways that make it a place where the next generation can rediscover
the good life we have always enjoyed.
How is the Howells Community Fund governed?
Howells Community Fund is an affiliated Fund to the Nebraska Community
Foundation (NCF) and is governed by an all-volunteer group of local Fund
Advisory Committee members. NCF serves nearly 200 similar affiliated funds
located across the state. Working with NCF enables us to reduce administrative
costs and provides access to financial and legal services, training and
education, marketing services and gift planning assistance. This means that more
of every dollar received in donations benefits the Howells community. More
information about NCF and its affiliated funds is available at http://www.nebcommfound.org.
Who is on the Fund
Members of the Fund Advisory Committee serve three-years terms.
Current members include the following individuals:
KENT SMITH, Chair
Jeff Wegner, Vice-Chair
Dorothy Mejstrik, Treasurer
Jordan Brabec, Secretary
Gary Brester, Kathy Heard, Cheryl Sudbeck, Joan Mastny, Kathy Pickhinke, and Billie
How can people support
our community through the Howells Community Fund
There are many
ways to contribute, and all gifts are tax-deductible: we can accept gifts of
cash or pledges over a multi-year period, appreciated property, life insurance,
bequests in wills. Our affiliation with the Nebraska Community Foundation makes
it possible to give gifts of real estate, grain, livestock and more. You can
even give a gift that provides a guaranteed income and tax savings through a
gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust. We would be happy to visit with
you and your financial advisor if you are interested in planning a gift to our
DONATIONS may be sent
HOWELLS COMMUNITY FUND
PO BOX 63
HOWELLS NE 68641
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