We are pleased and proud to share our 2020 Annual Report for the 21th Anniversary year of the Shenandoah Community Foundation.
Excerpt from President Michael Funk’s letter in the report:
No matter how you spin it, 2020 was a year of uncertainty, concern, and sorrow for many. Words and phrases like isolation, social distancing, contact tracing, quarantine, and panic shopping took on new meaning. For many, it was the worst year of our lives.
Yet in the midst of such turmoil, we saw the people of Shenandoah County remain deeply caring and generous when it comes to helping their neighbors. Our nurses, doctors, and first responders never stopped working, despite personal risk of contracting the deadly virus. Daycare workers opened their doors for the children of essential workers. Volunteers continued to assist the most vulnerable members of our community in many ways. Our schools distributed food for families of children. And our churches opened their doors to students who needed a place to study. We could say much more about the many caring hands of the community non-profits and generous supporters who helped us survive the pandemic.
Our community was generous with its support through the Shenandoah Community Foundation.
Looking ahead, the Foundation offers opportunities for us to play larger roles for charitable giving in the County. All of us can review our financial and gift planning for the coming year and consider the benefits of creating a fund with the Foundation. The reason the Foundation exists is summarized in our slogan, “connecting people who care with causes that matter.”