Horizon Community Funds wants local residents to get involved and help identify a focus area they believe needs immediate attention. Through Horizon Community Funds’ “Investing in Northern Kentucky” Facebook feedback campaign, community members have the opportunity to vote and share their thoughts. Feedback from the campaign will help the community foundation select an area of focus for a mini grant competition later this year.
Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is on a mission to bring people together and build a stronger community.
To that end, the organization has announced the launch of the Community Impact Fund. With a goal of $5 million raised by the end of May, this fund will address Northern Kentucky’s challenges and needs now and in the future.
“This is the first fund of its kind for our area, directly impacting the people, places and services that help make Northern Kentucky so special,” said Nancy Grayson, president of the Horizon Community Funds. “Our community is filled with generous, hard working people who want to give back and really make a difference. By combining our resources and giving together, we will be able to make a greater impact and build a stronger future for our community.”
The goal of the Community Impact Fund is to connect the community to the needs across the region and use collective giving as a way to break the cycle of poverty, support the arts, enhance education, and build a successful future for Northern Kentucky.
It is the most flexible type of giving fund and allows Horizon’s council of trustees to identify and support the community’s most critical needs. By contributing to this fund, donors can feel confident knowing their investment will help support Northern Kentucky’s challenges, including emergency situations and long-term needs, says Grayson.
“Needs will continue to evolve and change, but that is what makes giving to the Community Impact Fund so rewarding,” continued Grayson. “Your contributions will help Northern Kentucky residents and organizations when they need it the most. We all have the opportunity to get involved and help shape the future of the community we are proud to call home.”
From young professionals to lifelong Northern Kentucky residents, the Community Impact Fund provides an opportunity for people to join together and help neighbors throughout Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.
No gift is too small to build a more vibrant community now and in the future.
To learn more about the Community Impact Fund or to contribute to the fund, visit the website.
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Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has surpassed $10 million in assets under management less than six months after its formation in August 2017. The organization established an initial goal to raise $50 million in five years to support Northern Kentucky community needs and services.
“We are overwhelmed by the positive response to the formation of Horizon Community Funds,” stated Nancy Grayson, who serves as President of the organization. “Our rapid growth underscores the value in having a local charitable vehicle that will provide additional financial support to our Northern Kentucky community.”
Most of the funds raised to date are designated by donors, meaning that donors engage with Horizon Community Funds to recommend when and where contributions are spent. To complement these funds, the organization is also launching a public campaign to grow its unrestricted Community Impact Fund. This accelerated initiative will bring an additional $5 million to the Community Impact Fund, the organization’s most flexible type of fund. The Community Impact Fund supports the community’s most critical endeavors through long-term solutions, rapid response to emergencies, and agility in navigating ever-changing social, cultural, educational and environmental needs. The campaign will run through May 2018. There are no minimum donor amount contributions to this unique fund within Horizon Community Funds. The entire population is invited and encouraged to participate by contributing on a regular basis according to their means and will to help.
Donations can be made directly to the Community Impact Fund online at www.horizonfunds.org, or through check mailed to Community Impact Fund, 50 E. RiverCenter Blvd., Suite 434, Covington, KY 41011.
Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is a qualified public charitable 501(c)(3) organization established as a community foundation in 2017 by Northern Kentucky leaders. Its mission is to unite resources to raise the quality of life for all people in the Northern Kentucky community. More information can be found at www.horizonfunds.org.
The Council of Trustees that governs Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky recently voted to add Roger Peterman to serve on the board, effective immediately.
Peterman is managing partner of the Covington office of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, and has provided legal services related to the financing of major projects throughout Kentucky, including the University of Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium, the Kentucky Speedway, and the recently completed toll bridges linking Louisville with southern Indiana. He has also been involved in legislative changes relating to government finance, including major legislation implementing a 1996 Kentucky constitutional amendment affecting local governments.
“Roger Peterman has a long history of community commitment and activeness,” says Horizon Community Funds Council of Trustees Chair, Bill Butler. “We are extremely pleased to add him to the Council. He will be a strong contributor to the success and growth of the funds.”
Peterman has a long history in local nonprofit leadership, formerly serving on the boards of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation, Healthpoint Family Care, and United Way campaigns. Currently, he serves on the Fort Thomas City Council, Southbank Partners board, St. Elizabeth Hospital board of trustees, Northern Kentucky Port Authority board, and the Covington Business Council board of directors.
The addition of Peterman comes as Horizon Community Funds continues to build its team, having recently added Director of Accounting and Administration Trey Bramble, and Director of Marketing and Communications Tess Brown. Both are Northern Kentucky natives and bring years of experience in their respective fields.
“I am thrilled to have Tess Brown and Trey Bramble join our team at Horizon Community Funds,” says Nancy Grayson, President of Horizon Community Funds. “Their talent, energy, and commitment to Northern Kentucky are invaluable assets to our organization as we work together to achieve our mission.”