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2014 Children's Legacy Luncheon
The thirteenth annual Children's Legacy Luncheon will be held Thursday, April 24, 2014 at The Florian Gardens. This event creates awareness of special issues regarding the welfare of children in our community and raises funds to help causes related to our children. The Children's Legacy Luncheon also honors community members who have made important and lasting contributions on behalf of children in the greater Eau Claire area. Each year individuals or couples are recognized for their efforts on behalf and in support of the children of our community. Honorees are nominated by members of the public, and selected by a nomination committee. The selected honorees are recognized at the luncheon with an "Outstanding Achievement Award" presentation and each is invited to recommend a $500 grant to a local nonprofit organization in our community.
The Honorees for the 2014 Children's Legacy Luncheon "Outstanding Achievement Award" are:
If you would like to attend this event, contact the Eau Claire Community Foundation at email@example.com or 715-552-3801 to request that an invitation and reservation card be sent to you. The cost of the Luncheon is $35. Donations are also accepted as tributes to the honorees. All sponsorship and tributes will be published in the Luncheon program book.
If you would like to become a sponsor more information and a sponsorship form can be found here.
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Jeffers Park Development Project: Giving Eau Claire the Chance to "Play Ball!"
A new collaboration between two local sports leagues and a group of concerned citizens is hoping to give people young and old the chance to hear that familiar cry of summer - "Play Ball!"
The project, the Jeffers Park Development Project, is a partnership between the Eau Claire National Little League and Eau Claire Fastpitch. The mission is to plan and construct Jeffers Park, located on Eau Claire's northwest side, to feature a five field baseball and softball complex and include other park amenities, such as a playground, pavilion and trails.
Tax deductible donations can be made to the fund by going to www.eccommunityfoundation.org and selecting "donate online" or they can be mailed directly to the foundation:
306 S. Barstow Street, Suite 104, Eau Claire, WI 54701
FAQ Spotlight - Donating Securities to the Eau Claire Community Foundation
Many times donors want to know the best way to donate from their investments, specifically from stocks and bonds. The biggest question here is whether or not to sell the stock and donate the proceeds to the Foundation.
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