Wallace Community Foundation needs help to meet challenge
By Brooke Pankonin
Grant Tribune Sentinel
The Wallace Community Foundation has been offered a challenge, and they need the community’s help to achieve it. Consolidated Companies, the telephone and internet provider, advised the foundation that if they raise $5,000 by March 1, Consolidated will match it with a $2,500 donation.
The foundation has since hosted a pre-Valentine’s Day dance, raising $1,700; and a potato bar and silent auction, raising about $3,200.
They are currently only $819 short of making their goal by March 1, which is one week away.
Wallace has been a part of the Nebraska Community Foundation since 1998. Their endowment account has grown to over $280,000, which has allowed them to grant over $40,000 back to various groups and projects. These have included the American Legion, Community hall, Wallace Fire and Rescue, city park rest rooms, playground equipment, Wallace school and the Wallace Youth Club equipment and score boards.
Recently, they voted to award the Faith Memorial Library $1,431 towards their new electronic check out system.
Any community group or organization needing financial help with their project, should contact a board member to apply. Board members are Ruth Sheffield, Larry Seger, Krystle Friesen, Debbie Andrews, Travis McConnell and Jim Smith.
“We always want to thank our past business, groups and families that have been very generous in helping us with our foundation. The Wallace Community Foundation invests in the future of this community!” said Smith.