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Your contributions are “twice as nice” in February!

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties could each earn an additional $50,000 for charitable grants in the community through a county-wide “Twice as Nice” gift matching campaign.

In February, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match all public gifts to the Ellis County Legacy Fund, the Rooks County Legacy Fund and the Trego County Legacy Fund at the Heartland Community Foundation, up to $50,000. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar, at a maximum of $5,000 per donor. If the $50,000 goal for each county is met this year, each of the three funds will gain a total of $100,000.

Over the past two years, the “Twice as Nice” campaign has raised over $200,000 for each county’s Legacy Fund, which to date have granted $8,825 to charitable projects in Ellis County, $8,623 in Rooks County and $7,425 in Trego County.

“As the Legacy Fund grows, the grants back to the county will grow as well,” said Sandy Jacobs, executive director of the Heartland Community Foundation.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the the Ellis County Legacy Fund, the Rooks County Legacy Fund or the Trego County Legacy Fund, call Jacobs at 785-621-4090 or email heartland@gscf.org. Donations must be received by February 28.