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Community Foundation gets $200,000 gift

The Board of Directors of the Johnson County Community Foundation announced a gift in the amount of $200,000 to help build its endowment fund for the benefit of Johnson County. The generous gift made from an anonymous donor(s) came as a complete surprise to the Board when it was presented at their monthly Board meeting earlier this year. The gift was presented by Terry Holley, Senior Vice President for Programs and Regional Development for the East Tennessee Foundation on behalf of the donor(s).
“We are moved and grateful for this extraordinary expression of caring for our communities,” stated Barbara Seals, Chairperson of the Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF). “We have worked as a Board and community over the last ten years to create a strong non-profit organization with a mission to engage local participation and giving by Johnson County citizens to enrich lives and strengthen our communities. We encourage Johnson County citizens to help themselves and their neighbors to make Johnson County a better place for all of our residents. We are deeply moved that someone has taken notice of our work and really cares about Johnson County.”
Created by a group of Johnson County residents in 2001 to serve the people of their beloved county, JCCF gives donors a way to connect their giving with local nonprofits, public agencies and compelling charitable causes. JCCF, established as a permanent endowment, provides an ongoing resource to fund endeavors creating opportunities and addressing challenges for all Johnson County citizens through local grant-making and by providing charitable services to local donors.
During the presentation, Holley stated that she had discussed the possibility of the gift by the anonymous donor with his/her attorney, David Chadwick. Chadwick expressed the donor(s) interest in supporting the JCCF was due in large part to the Board’s and community’s support through local contributions that will remain in Johnson County to support the good works of numerous non-profit organizations as well as enrich the quality of education for all students in the county.