Grants awarded to organizations |

Grants awarded to organizations


The El Dorado Community Foundation recently announced five local Lake Tahoe charitable organizations that will participate in their 2002 Agency Endowment Challenge. The Community Foundation will match all donations received by these organizations, up to $10,000 each, until Dec. 31, 2002.

The Community Foundation is one of 600 such foundations around the country where donations of all sizes are pooled and professionally invested as a permanent endowment to benefit their respective communities. In 2001, the foundation distributed almost $400,000 in grants.

The five local charitable organizations and their respective president or board representatives are Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation, Dena Schwarte; Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Jeff Tillman; South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center, Nancy Curtiss; Tahoe Heritage Foundation, Anne Johnson; and Sierra Recovery Center, Gene Rasmussen.

“We are very excited about the Community Foundation’s unique matching funds program. Tahoe locals can make a donation to any of these excellent organizations and the Community Foundation will match it, dollar-for-dollar. We have the opportunity to raise and additional $50,000 for our community, we just need to get the locals to recognize this wonderful opportunity and participate,” said Gene Rasmussen, Sierra Recovery Center president.

For more information contact one of the following El Dorado Community Foundation South Lake Tahoe cabinet members: Wendy David, (530) 544-6754; Bob Novasel, (530) 577-5050; Sue Yang, (530) 577-3422; or Mark Acri, (530) 544-8093.

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