There’s a new foundation in town with a connection to the Rotary Club of Three Creeks.
Earlier this month, the Rotary Club of Three Creeks Foundation was formed, and the board met for the first time – officially – since its charter.
As active as the Rotary Club of Three Creeks has been over the first five years of its existence, it made sense for the club to provide the opportunity for donors to get tax deductible receipts for their contributions to the community through Rotary.
“That’s really why we formed the Foundation,” said Dan Sockle, the founding chair of the Foundation’s board of directors. “We’ve given more than $80,000 to nonprofits in our community and have been very grateful to take donations from our fundraisers and turn them into doing good within the community.”
Going forward, the primary fundraiser – Dancing with the Local Stars – and giving programs, both major gifts and smaller grants to nonprofits across the community, will be carried out by the Rotary Club of Three Creeks Foundation, which has 501(c)3 status from the Internal Revenue Service.
Three Creeks club members have established priority areas of community focus: children, veterans, homeless and hungry.
“The Three Creeks Foundation intends to identify and help those most in need, where our donations can have the greatest impact,” Sockle said. “We welcome grant inquiries from nonprofits around the community.”
Working with Sockle on the club Foundation’s board are Kelley Campbell (treasurer), Jim Selby (secretary) along with directors Wendy Bukoski and Brian Heimbigner.
The Rotary Club of Three Creeks was chartered on October 7, 2016 and has already completed 62 service projects with nearly $50,000 of economic impact to the community.