Monday, December 20, 2004

WI Rapids Daily Tribune - Be proud of local philanthropy

WI Rapids Daily Tribune - Be proud of local philanthropy: "Be proud of local philanthropy

Rapids area shows you don't have to be wealthy to make community rich
The Community Progress Initiative was launched in April, just eight months ago, with the objective of creating a stronger community.

Through this effort it has been gratifying to see hundreds of residents come together to identify community assets and opportunities across a broad spectrum of areas. It is apparent that assets are widespread and opportunities abound, and in today's column I'd like to discuss an asset that we all should be particularly proud of: community philanthropy.

Webster's Dictionary defines philanthropy as: goodwill to fellow men, especially active effort to promote human welfare. We are fortunate to have a community that is rich in philanthropy, literally serving as a cornerstone for community welfare, development and improvement."

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