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Heritage Fund Launches 2021 ‘Love Where You Live’ Campaign With New Design


Heritage Fund announces its 2021 “Love Where You Live” Campaign to grow assets of its Community Fund and increase grantmaking capacity. The campaign seeks to raise $150,000 to be invested for the long-term benefit of the community. Individuals as well as local businesses are encouraged to “Love Where You Live” with a donation to the campaign that supports community initiatives.


Each year, thanks to community generosity and a sound investment policy, Heritage Fund makes more than $600,000 in grants from the Community Fund to address various community needs as they arise. Community Fund grants allowed the community foundation to support local nonprofits and the residents they serve in a variety of ways this year. Some examples of grants include:


• $9,000 to Servants at Work to build accessibility ramps at homes of those with mobility issues


• $22,000 to Love Chapel to support strategic planning that will help serve more individuals in need


• $25,000 to Columbus Area Arts Council to create a community gathering space via the 6th Street Arts Alley project


• $15,343 to Gleaners Food Bank to develop a mobile food pantry for seniors requiring meal assistance


• $2,340 to Just Friends Adult Daycare to pilot a music therapy program for its clients


Heritage Fund unveiled the 2021 design by local artist Kevin Zeigler on Monday (see attached). The new design features a handful of individuals who served as inspiration for the annual “Love Where You Live” theme. “This year's campaign focuses on people and the important role people play in making our community a special place,” said Tracy Souza, president and CEO of Heritage Fund. “The ‘Love Where You Live’ Campaign celebrates Bartholomew County and encourages all of us to consider giving back to ensure the next generation has resources to address their challenges.”


Zeigler describes his artistic style as “... a ‘90s cartoon feel with comic book page energy.” “Community and art go hand-in-hand, which is important in creating a good place to live. Columbus’ rich history proves that making a deep investment in design and people can continue to pay off far into the future,” Zeigler said.


Community members who make a donation to the campaign can receive a poster and/or a tote bag featuring the 2021 LWYL design and are encouraged to join Heritage Fund on social media (Facebook/Instagram @heritagefundbc) to share pictures and comments about the special people who help them “Love Where They Live” using the tags #2021LWYL and @heritagefundbc. Donations can be made by mail to Heritage Fund at 538 Franklin St., Columbus, IN 47201 or online at heritagefundbc.org. For more information, contact Kristin Munn, HFBC director of development, at 812-376-7772 or kmunn@heritagefundbc.org.

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