The Porter County
Community Foundation is currently matching donations made to the We Are
Porter County Emergency Response Fund.
Thanks to a group
of long-time community supporters--Jacki Stutzman, Andy and Sue Arnold,
Stewart and Kathryn McMillan, and David Milligan--contributions are being
matched dollar-to-dollar up to $40,000.
Grants from the
fund will be directed to Porter County nonprofits to assist them in meeting
increased need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I am honored to be
included in this group of people who care deeply about our community," said
Jacki Stutzman, matching donor and Community Foundation board member. "We
hope others will give generously to the Emergency Response Fund knowing that
their gift will be worth twice as much."
play a crucial role in helping our community address the challenges caused
by the COVID-19 crisis," said Bill Higbie, president and CEO of the Porter
County Community Foundation. "The Foundation is grateful to this special
group of friends who have stepped forward to inspire others to give."
The Foundation and
United Way of Porter County are working together to disburse rapid response
grants to nonprofits on the front lines of protecting and meeting basic
needs of Porter County residents.
be made on the Foundation's website at
or by sending a check to the Porter County Community Foundation, 1401
Calumet Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383