Class of 2019 Youth Philanthropy Initiative applications invited through June 3

Applications are now being accepted for Class of 2019 Youth Philanthropy Initiative membership from Knox County high school students. The Community Foundation-sponsored organization plans to admit one new member from each local high school and one home school student for the upcoming YPI program year. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative engages in fundraising for its permanent endowment…

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Community Foundation debuts improved online giving portal

The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County has a new and improved portal for on-line giving that offers its donors more convenience, and the Foundation dramatically lower transactions fees. The new “Donate Now” button above is fully functioning for those wanting to contribute to one of our more than 350 component charitable funds. Donors can…

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Call for entries for 2016 Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship

Submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2016, at the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County for the Fifth Annual Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship. Any graduating high school senior residing in Knox County, who intends to continue the study of music at the college level, may apply for the $2,500 scholarship. Preference will…

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Register now for August 15 Nick Gaumer Scholarship Fund 5K

Registration is now open for the “We Never Run Alone” 5K scheduled for Saturday, August 15 at 8:30 a.m., benefitting the Nick Gaumer Scholarship Fund at The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon. The annual event is once again being held in conjunction with the Dan Emmett Arts & Music Festival in Mount Vernon. Click the…

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YPI seeking Class of ’18 members

Applications are invited through Friday April 10, 2015 from rising high school sophomores, members of the classes of 2018 at Knox County High Schools, for membership in the Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative. The application for membership is accessible via the following link: http://awesome-cobweb.flywheelsites.com/ypi-new-member-application/ The Youth Philanthropy Initiative is a unique community service opportunity for…

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2015 Community Foundation Scholarship Application Available

The 2015 Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County Scholarship Program is officially underway with the release of a redesigned and streamlined “Universal Application,” for both traditional and non-traditional students. In 2014 more than $680,000 in college scholarship assistance was awarded by the Community Foundation, and that amount is expected to be exceeded in…

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