Our 2019 annual report, “Growing with Purpose,” is now live. You can access a digital version on our About page. The annual report not only updates the community on our progress over the past year, but it also shows where we are headed as your community foundation.
We believe our community has two special opportunities to look after our children and our community’s future: the Early Childhood Education Fund and the expanded Community Initiatives Fund. Both are featured in the new report.
Our financials and other measures of progress are also included. On behalf of our donors and the community, we distributed over $6.1 million during fiscal year 2019, and about two-thirds of that amount stayed here in our counties. Even with those distributions, our total assets grew 8 percent to just over $78 million.
In their welcome letter, CFA President Mike Kane and Board Chair Mark Pasquerilla set the tone for this year’s theme of growth and evolution:
We are growing because our donors are putting us to work, and we are driven to live up to their philanthropic visions. We want to do a good job for them and for our communities and together spur changes that make a difference. Of all the ideals we believe in and work to realize, we believe in the future of our community. Let’s believe together. We are here to benefit the region every day. Forever.