In 2013, the Foundation’s first priority was to establish a permanent endowment fund which will benefit the greater Nicollet area into perpetuity. The General Endowment Fund is that fund. During the first 3 years, the Foundation’s fundraising focused on building that fund. With the help of our generous founders, we were able to meet our initial goal of $250,000!
The Founders Club was established as a one-time opportunity for all potential donors to help get the Foundation off to a strong start in its initial fundraising campaign. Individuals, families, businesses, clubs and organizations gave to the Foundation. Multiple year pledges were welcomed with a minimum cash contribution of $1,000 in 2014. Donors gave outright gifts of cash by sending in a check or by credit card. Others donated on this website via PayPal. A PayPal account was not necessary to do so.
A plaque commemorating the Founders was unveiled at the Nicollet Public School 100th year celebration. It is permanently located outside the Nicollet Public School theater.