The Vance County Community Foundation is hosting a Reverse Raffle fundraiser at the Henderson Country Club on Saturday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m.

 The event is the third Reverse Raffle held by the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors. Tickets are $150 and include dinner for two at the Henderson Country Club. Each ticket purchaser gets a chance to win $5000. Door prizes are also offered.

“This is a successful fundraiser for our community, with proceeds going into our endowment fund for annual grant giving,” said Patricia Newhouse, Board chair. “We are excited that so many people have asked us when we’re having this event, and we expect to sell out of our allotment of 125 tickets. The chance to win $5000 is a big draw. And our local non-profits are the true winners, since our proceeds go out in grants in the coming years.”

Board members are selling tickets. Board members include Newhouse, James Edwards, Paul Harris, Fagan Goodwin, Tanya Evans, Missy Stewardson, Bebe Wester, Cece Leahy, Vanessa Jones, Brantley Pegram, Eva Brown, Kathy Caudle, Patsy Pegram, Bonnie Howell, Jon Clark, and Keesha Rowan. Tickets can also be purchased at Joel Cheatham Insurance and Fidelity Bank, both in Henderson.

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People who wish to purchase using a credit card can go to the NC Community Foundation website, www.nccommunityfoundation.org, and click on the Give Now! button on the home page. Follow the directions to make an online donation, indicating Vance County from the drop-down menu and type “Reverse Raffle” in the special instructions box.

The Vance County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).  The Board oversees an annual grants process that begins next month, during which time it receives grant requests from local non-profits.

For further information, contact any board member; Jeanne Lawson, NCCF Development Associate, at 919-256-6914; or visit the NCCF website at nccommunityfoundation.org and click on “Affiliates/Vance County.”

 

About the North Carolina Community Foundation:

 

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made over $63 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $130 million in assets, the NCCF sustains more than 1,000 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org and Facebook.

 

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NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jeanne Lawson

Regional Associate

919-256-6914

jlawson@nccommunityfoundation.org

 

Noel McLaughlin, APR

Director, Marketing and Communications

North Carolina Community Foundation

919-828-4387

nmclaughlin@nccommunityfoundation.org

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