The creation of an Endowment Fund with the CSCF, called The Northumberland Arts & Culture - Jan & Evert Scheidt Fund was celebrated on National Philanthropy Day, November 15, 2006 with a Wine and Cheese party held in the conference room at the new Community Living Campbellford/Brighton location in downtown Campbellford.
Anne Linton, President of the Northumberland Arts & Crafts Association announced the closing of its operation after 28 years of service to the community. The Association donated the net profits from their shows, over $78,000.00, back to the community, concentrating on supporting Arts & Culture in the area.
Front Row: Jan & Evert Scheidt. Second Row from left: Anne Linton, President Northumberland Arts & Crafts Assoc., Martha Murphy, Executive Director CSCF, Cathy Redden, President CSCF, Eric Holmden, Director CSCF, Don Pearson, Director CSCF, Isobel Ketcheson, Member of Northumberland Arts & Crafts Association.
Anne remarked "As we were winding up our business, we found that we had a surplus of funds for which we had to find a place. After researching possible recipients, the Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation showed us a way to use this money to continue to give back to the community in perpetuity. By setting up a special endowment fund we are able to specify that the interest from the fund can be earmarked for those applications that pertain to the arts. This was the perfect answer for our organization. We could wind down our activities and yet still be able to meet our mandate."
CSCF President, Cathy Redden, said "We are pleased and honoured that the Northumberland Arts and Crafts Association have established this endowment fund with the Community Foundation. What this fund will contribute to the Community in the future will be representative of the good work that has been accomplished by the association in the past." This is the first endowment fund from a Community Organization and very appropriate on National Philanthropy Day.
For those interested in supporting Arts and Culture in our community, donations and/or bequests can be made to this fund at any time by contacting the CSCF office.
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