Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Donation Update

We have recently received two donations to the Tyler Area Community Foundation's Endowment fund. With these two donations, the endowment fund is now within $3,500 of reaching the $25,000 matching grant from the Southwest Initiative Foundation. We have until the end of 2010 to raise the remaining $3,500. The two donations to the endowment fund came from Maynards and Clair and Deanna Drake.

We also received a very generous donation from Jerry and Rickie Bly to the golf course project fund. To date $221,525 has been raised for the clubhouse remodel project.

Last week, Tyler Golf Club Chair Gary Heffele let the stag night crowd know that it still needs up to $100,000 to finish the project without taking on additional debt at the golf course. The golf course project fund can stay open for an additional 12 months to take in additional donations. If you haven't had a chance to get out to look at the project, please take the time to go out and see what an asset this will be to the community of Tyler and the surrounding areas.

If you would like to donate to the endowment fund or the project fund, you can send your check to TACF, PO Box 239, Tyler, MN 56178 and write a note on the check indicating endowment fund or project fund.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April Update

Hard to believe that it has been a month since my last post, so I thought that I would update everyone on recent donors and our recent board meeting. The Board met on April 12th and the highlight of the meeting came when I updated the rest of the board that we had $5,093.67 left to raise for the Endowment Fund to take full advantage of the $25,000 match from the Southwest Iniative Foundation. The board was also informed that $219,975 has been raised for the golf course project as of Monday. These are great accomplishments that couldn't have been reached without the support of our community residents/donors.

As I noted above, we aren't finished with our efforts to raise the remaining $5,093.67 to meet the challenge from the Southwest Iniative Foundation for our Endowment Fund. So, for those of you that haven't mailed off that check, please help us reach our fundraising goals for the Endowment Fund by mailing your check to TACF Endowment Fund PO Box 239 Tyler, MN 56178.

Now the list of donors since my last update: First the Endowment fund received donations from Carl Holmquist (if you see Carl out and about, please thank him for his very generous donation to the endowment fund), Jorgensen Financial, Stephens Funeral Services, First Farmers and Merchant, Danebod Lutheran Church, Mark and Sandy Enemark, Buzz and Joyce Dass and Sharon and Henry Jacobsen.

For the Golf Course Project: donations were received from Carl Holmquist, John and Margaret Bornhoft, Don and Cilla Hughes, Byrl and Karen Koster, the Johnson's, Brad Lund, Sherman and Jane DeZeeuw and Paul and Jill Borreson. Thank you to everyone that donated over the last month.