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Blog Entries - November 2016

Chrisholm Historic Farmstead Endowment Fund

Posted on: November 28, 2016
Tags: impact, Donor stories, history
The story of the Chrisholm Historic Farmstead is about those who came before us. “It’s a story of immigration, of families, successes, triumphs, sorrows and how we make it in this world today,” says Anne Jantzen.    In 1817, read more …

David L. Belew Legacy Award

Posted on: November 14, 2016
Tags: Donor stories, David L. Belew Award
The 2016 David L Belew Legacy Award was given Thomas B. Rentschler posthumously at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting November 8th.  Tom passed away in late October.  A lifelong Hamilton resident with deep roots in the community, Tom had a read more …

The Impact of a Community Foundation

Posted on: November 14, 2016
Tags: impact, community foundations
The community foundation field is one of the fastest growing philanthropic sectors in the United States today. Community foundations build and strengthen communities in a multitude of ways, including providing the means for a wide range of donors to create read more …

Seven Founders with One Great Idea

Posted on: November 11, 2016
Tags: 65 years, impact, community foundations, history
Through the decades, creating a more educated community, increasing economic vitality and enhancing community quality of life have has remained the Foundation’s focus. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $100,000,000 in community grants and read more …

Introducing the Hamilton Early Learning Center

Posted on: November 10, 2016
Tags: impact, education
Sitting still, paying attention and knowing letters and numbers are essential skills for kindergarten readiness. With the opening of the Hamilton Early Learning Center August 29, up to 120 more four year olds in Hamilton will be prepared for read more …

The Hamilton Community Foundation - A Great Idea from 65 Years Ago

Posted on: November 10, 2016
Tags: 65 years, impact, community foundations, history
In the early 1950s, Hamilton’s mayor was William Beckett, city residents enjoyed several glorious parades a year and movies were shown at five theaters in town. After graduating from Hamilton High, Hamilton Catholic or Notre Dame, young people went off read more …

Harry T. Wilks Hamilton Celebrates Education

Posted on: November 7, 2016
Tags: Harry T. Wilks award
Excitement was in the air at the 14th Hamilton Celebrates Education event in October, as educators were honored and their winning grant projects were highlighted.  Thirteen teachers were nominated for the Educator of the Year award, and each was read more …