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  • VCCF Passes the $224K Mark With 2019 Grants

    Cindy Markle, For the Courier|Jun 5, 2019

    The dollar figures $224,412 and $33,389 don’t have much in common but to the Valley County Community Foundation, they are very significant. The $33,389 granted this year is the largest annual amount given since the first grants in 2000. That figure brought the total amount of grants given to $224,412. “These grants mean a lot to efforts in Valley County,” said Doris Leader who chairs the board of directors. “Many projects are completed, enhanced, or totally funded with VCCF dollars.” VCCF awards grants to projects or programs that are for c...

  • VCCF Receives Baker Gift

    Cindy Markle, For the Courier|Dec 13, 2017

    Maybe it was an incident in the beginning weeks of first grade in Glasgow that sparked a lifelong love of learning and curiosity that led Don Baker to professional success. It is with his generous gift of $139,145 to the Valley County Community Foundation following his death in 2016 that memorializes his dedication to this community. As an architect in Minneapolis, his work took him all over the country but his heart remained here as a proud Scottie, class of 1960. He rarely, if ever, missed a class reunion, whether it was his class, or... Full story

  • $100,000 Donation Made to VCCC

    Cindy Markle, For the Courier|Jan 6, 2016

    This week, Valley County Community Foundation Board Chair Ken Oster announced the receipt of a $100,000 gift from former Glasgow residents Jim and Marilyn Parke. The gift will benefit charitable efforts within Valley County for years to come. “Over the years, the Parkes have given to many organizations in Glasgow and this year decided to do something different and chose the Community Foundation,” said Oster. “I am not in Glasgow enough to know the needs,” said Mr. Parke. “It seemed the Community Foundation is in a better position to decipher...

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