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Donor Stories

Learn more about how our donors have been able to achieve their philanthopic goals through a charitable fund at the Community Foundation.

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Mitchell EMC Charitable Fund

Through their Operation Round-Up Program, Mitchell Electric Corporation, a nonprofit, member owned electric cooperative, allows members who wish to participate in this program to round their electric bill up to the next highest dollar.  By establishing a fund with the Community Foundation, they are able to use small amounts of change to make an incredible difference in the rural communities they serve.

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Transforming a community through education

The Robert Warde Chambers Scholarship and Public Education Fund

With a desire to support educational initiatives in Brooks County, Georgia, the estate of Robert Warde Chambers established a fund with the Community Foundation that supports both students and educators in their community.  This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors, continuing education support for teachers and mini-grants for educators’ classroom projects in Brooks County.  

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Anonymous Giving

True generosity is giving without the need for recognition.  By establishing several different types of funds with the Community Foundation, one South Georgia family was able to create a giving plan that fit their own unique desires, oftentimes through anonymous grants.