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Submitted photo: DCF Board member Ramzi Nuseibeh, right, delivers a $1,000 grant check to the Barbara Bonney, Director of the Lawrenceburg Public Library District. The DCF grant monies will support the library district’s technology program.

Grant supports tech at library district

The Dearborn Community Foundation Inc. recently awarded a $1,000 proactive grant to the Lawrenceburg Public Library District to help support the library’s technology program.  

In a continuing effort to make an impact in the Dearborn County community, DCF is awarding 15 proactive grants of $1,000 each to charitable organizations in Dearborn County throughout 2019.

Each of the Foundation’s 15 volunteer Board members is recommending a grant. The source of the total of $15,000 in grants is the Foundation’s Unrestricted Endowment Funds, established by donors to provide flexibility to DCF’s Board and staff to address changing needs in the community over the years.   

The $1,000 grant to the Lawrenceburg Public Library was recommended by DCF Board member Ramzi Nuseibeh of Lawrenceburg. Making a recommendation to support technology use was an easy one for Nuseibeh, who noted LPLD’s many years of service to a diverse local population.

“They have served the community for a long time by making technology available to everyone – different socioeconomic backgrounds and ages,” said Nuseibeh. “There’s equal access for all.”

Anyone can make a contribution to an unrestricted endowment at DCF and help make impact grants like the 15 DCF Board members are recommending in 2019.

Thanks to Lilly Endowment Inc.’s GIFT VII initiative, DCF is able to provide a $2-for-$1 match ($2 match for $1 donation) for contributions to any new or existing unrestricted endowment funds at the Foundation.

For a list of the unrestricted endowments and to learn more about the Foundation, call 812-539-4115, stop by the office at 322 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg, or visit the Foundation website at www.dearborncf.org.

If you are interested in making a contribution to DCF, visit our website’s “Give Now” page to donate on line and to learn about other giving options.

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