Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful Establishes Endowment Fund

Pictured L-R:  David Aft, president of the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, meet with board members from Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful recently to establish an endowment fund. Also pictured are board members Clyde Taylor, Phillip Pfeifer, Liz Swafford, Anthony Cline, Aaron Marcelli, Patricia Edwards.

Pictured L-R: David Aft, president of the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, meet with board members from Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful recently to establish an endowment fund. Also pictured are board members Clyde Taylor, Phillip Pfeifer, Liz Swafford, Anthony Cline, Aaron Marcelli, Patricia Edwards.

Dalton, GA – Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful established an endowment fund with the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia in February thanks to a matching grant challenge from an anonymous donor. Endowment fund distributions will provide long term support for the non-profit focused on ending litter, beautifying communities, and improving recycling.

 

“Establishing the endowment fund has allowed us to diversify our income sources ensuring that our mission continues regardless of changes in annual fundraising.” said Patricia Edwards, chairperson for the endowment fund committee. “We are thankful for all of the individuals that contributed towards the matching grant goal. Thanks to you we were able to meet the challenge. We are especially grateful to our anonymous benefactor for giving us this opportunity to guarantee that Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful programs continue long into the future.”

 

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful began in 1989 as the Dalton-Whitfield Clean and Beautiful Commission, and soon after became an official Keep America Beautiful affiliate, and member of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. The organization is now an independent non-profit with the same mission - to engage local residents in creating a more vibrant community. Board members and volunteers are proud to be a part of a nation-wide effort advancing education and collective action to ensure that beauty is our lasting legacy starting from the local level.

 

Recent activities have included the launch of the new educational campaign “Love it, don’t trash it!” #LiveLitterFree, a refresh of the Adopt-a-Mile program, unveiling of a mural downtown, beautification mini-grants for schools, and the presentation of the Magic of Recycling magic show at seven elementary schools. Longtime community events include the annual Christmas Tree and Electronics Recycling Day, and the Conasauga River Watershed Cleanup.

 

Anyone interested in helping Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful grow their endowment is encouraged to send their donation to the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, noting Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful.

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Contact: Liz Swafford, Executive Director

            Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful

(706) 226-6211

Lswafford@dwswa.org

 

 

 

 

​Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful Matching Grant Challenge Underway

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful board members have accepted a matching grant challenge for $50,000 to establish an endowment fund with the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia. The group is already half way to meeting the goal of raising the funds, but requests your participation to make it all the way by the end of year.

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful is dedicated to creating a more vibrant community by focusing on programs and activities that end littering, improve recycling, or beautify communities. Christmas Tree and Electronics Recycling day, Adopt-a-Mile, #LiveLitterFree, and beautification grants for schools are just a few of the activities held this year.

Proceeds from the endowment fund will go towards events and educational campaigns, not staffing or office space, ensuring your donation will be used to fulfill the mission to create vibrant communities. Gifts to the endowment provide long term support to an organization led by volunteers who live and work locally.  

To contribute to the matching grant, make your check payable to: Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful, and please mail to: Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful – Endowment 2016, P.O. BOX 3392, Dalton, GA 30719-3392.

You can request that an endowment fund letter be mailed to you by calling 706-278-5001, or filling out the request form online at www.keepdaltonwhitfieldbeautiful.org.

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful began in 1989 as the Dalton-Whitfield Clean and Beautiful Commission. About two years later it became an official Keep America Beautiful affiliate. The organization is now an independent non-profit with the same mission - to engage local residents in creating a more vibrant community for everyone.

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. They're proud to join them in advancing education and collective action to ensure that beauty is our lasting legacy.