Community Foundation renews commitment to pool project agreements
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 23:17

In a letter to the community, the Community Foundation of Pulaski County has renewed its commitment to the Winamac Community Pool Project agreements.

The Community Foundation voted last year to enter into two fund agreement contracts relating to the pool project.

The project hit a snag this fall, however, when the Winamac Town Council withdrew its support of the project due to financial concerns. Even so, fundraising for the pool continues, and the town has until the end of 2020 to complete the project under the terms with the Community Foundation.

The letter to the community was written by CFPC executive director Wendy Rose and reads as follows:

 

To: Pulaski County citizens:

The Community Foundation of Pulaski County (CFPC) voted to support Winamac’s Community Pool Project in 2016. Two fund agreement contracts were established for: 1) a non-permanent fund with the Town of Winamac Board of Parks and Recreation to receive donations for support of the Pool Project; and 2) a permanently endowed fund to provide support for maintenance needs of the Community Pool. The Community Foundation decision to support the project came during Lilly Endowment’s GIFT VI period, which allowed matching funds to be applied to donations.

The Board of Directors of CFPC met recently for its regular meeting. Board of Parks & Recreation president Courtney Poor was in attendance to provide a report and update to the Board on the Community Pool Project. Judy Heater, Town Council member and Chair of the Pool Committee, also attended.

Following the report, the CFPC Board renewed their commitment to stand by the established agreements with the Town of Winamac/Board of Parks & Recreation. The non-permanent agreement will terminate December 31, 2020, and the CFPC Board’s position is to allow the full length of time for the goal to be reached. Donor contributions in support of the project were acknowledged, along with the Board’s stewardship responsibilities and the Community Foundation’s mission and commitment.

The Community Foundation of Pulaski County (CFPC) encourages the growth of endowed funds to serve and enrich our community today and tomorrow. This mission embodies the vision of the CFPC board and guides its decision making. The Community Foundation’s commitment is to improve quality of life by funding community projects in the areas of community development, education, and environment; to steward endowed funds for generations to come; and to foster philanthropy in Pulaski County.

The Pool Project’s goal is to aid in the creation of a new community swimming pool in Winamac to address health, safety, and recreational needs of our children and community as a whole, and provide a community asset.

For the past 20 years and for future generations to come, the Community Foundation of Pulaski County’s goal will continue to be to serve those who choose to invest in Pulaski County’s future and enrich the quality of life for its residents.

Wendy Rose, Executive Director
Community Foundation of Pulaski County