The Millennium Society is a select new giving group designed to recognize the generosity of both individual and corporate annual donors who support the Foundation’s philanthropic work in and for Morgan County.
The Community Foundation of Morgan County was formed in 2000 with the merger of two prior city-based foundations and the CFMC has experienced continual and impressive growth since then. We now hold and manage about 180 separate funds that all share one element in common … the desire to address positively the needs and the future quality of life within Morgan County. Our success reflects these growing needs as well as the understanding and commitment of those who see real value in a central and well-managed public 501(c) 3 charitable foundation.
Each year, the foundation provides thousands of dollars in grants to non-profit organizations and groups throughout the county. The CFMC also helps distribute up to $900,000 in scholarships, including CFMC scholarships, Lilly Endowment scholarships, and an array of health-related scholarships provided through The Kendrick Foundation. Please consult our website for additional information on these opportunities.
In addition to its regularly scheduled grant and scholarship funding, the CFMC examines and addresses county needs as they may arise. In 2008, for example, the foundation established itself as a central location for giving to the flood recovery efforts.
There are many other ways the foundation helps our community, including administering funds for local charities and providing seminars and professional guidance to other county non-profit organizations. By donating to the Millennium Society, individuals and businesses ensure that all these good works can continue into the future.
Individual donors can qualify for recognition in the Millennium Society by giving annually toward our ongoing operations at several levels: the Good Citizen Club for annual gifts from $500 to $999; the Good Neighbor Club for gifts from $1,000 to $2,499; and the Good Friend Club for support at or exceeding $2,500. Businesses can qualify for the Corporate Community Partners Club with donations exceeding $5,000 on an annual basis. Donors may certainly support any number of our over 125 funds each year, but remember that the Millennium Society is reserved for gifts of operating support.
Millennium Society members will be honored at gatherings, in the foundation’s publications, and at the annual dinner to publicly demonstrate to others their outstanding leadership and ongoing financial support.
More information on the Millennium Society is available by calling the CFMC office locally at (765) 813-0003 or toll-free at (855) 280-3095.