Angola, IN – Steuben County Community Foundation received a significant estate gift from Victoria (Vicki) Jane Willis that will double the Foundation’s board-directed grantmaking in Steuben County every year.
Steuben County Community Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2022. A short film celebrating Steuben County and its anniversary grantees premiered at Trine University on December 1. Following the premiere, the Foundation announced the gift.
Vicki grew up in Angola and has held a donor-advised fund at the Steuben County Community Foundation since 2007. She passed away in August 2022.
“The Steuben County Community Foundation was founded on zero dollars and has grown to include thousands of donors with an average gift size of $100,” said Jennifer Danic, President and CEO.
“We’re honored to be a place where donors—at every level—can communicate their love for and confidence in our community. Vicki’s gift ensures that we will be able to continue to connect more people who care with needs that matter for generations to come, and we are so grateful for that.”
No action is required on behalf of grantees at this time. More information will be available in the coming months. Increases in grantmaking are expected to occur in the next fiscal year. More information about the 30th anniversary and the short film can be found at SteubenFoundation.org/Anniversary.
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