Letter: Maple Leaf participating in grant opportunity

To the editor:

The Maple Leaf Performing Arts Center is very excited to announce a $1 for $1 matching grant for money raised by the Maple Leaf between Oct. 1 2018 and Jan. 31, 2019. This grant is made possible by the Brown County Community Foundation along with the Howard Hughes Estate.

The Howard Hughes Estate will provide $25,000 with the remaining $12,500 granted by the Foundation for a total of $37,500. The goal is to assist the Maple Leaf in raising a total of $75,000 or more for construction costs.

We are also pleased to announce that the Maple Leaf is eligible to participate in the latest phase of the Lilly Endowment Inc. GIFT initiative, which will provide an additional 50 cents on the dollar match.

Because of these two grants your dollar can go further.

The Maple Leaf has the opportunity to earn $1.50 for every $1 that you donate. The Maple Leaf has currently raised $12,500 in pledges, so we are in need of an additional $25,000 more to be pledged before the end of the 2018 year.

We ask that as you look at your year end giving you remember this incredible opportunity and support this remarkable endeavor in your community.

Any funds raised for the match option must be made directly to the Brown County Community Foundation with a memo for “Maple Leaf GIFT VII.” A transfer of funds from Maple Leaf to the Foundation will not qualify for the match.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Brown County Community Foundation at 812-988-4882 or the Maple Leaf Performing Arts Center executive director Dana Beth Evans at 812-929-1871.


Dana Beth Evans, Executive director of the Maple Leaf Performing Arts Center

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