Grant will be used for new dog fencing and runs

Front Row: (from left) Albert the dog (available for adoption); Jessica Sherman, MJCAS employee; Bill Barnes, CFMJC President & CEO; and Lindsay Stultz, MJCAS Executive Director. Middle Row: (from left) Janet Daugherty, City Animal Control Officer; and Alice Carlson-Jackson & Jim Jackson, Spirit’s Fund Founders. Back row: (from left) Stephanie Withered, CFMJC Board Chair; Robert Little, Jefferson County Commissioner; Hannah Fagen, MJCAS Advisory Board Secretary; and Paul Geyman, County Animal Control Officer. (Photo Courtesy of CFMJC)

Madison, IN – The Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County, Inc. (CFMJC) presented the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter with a grant of $15,300 on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 for new fencing and runs. The new fencing and runs will allow the animals to exercise without the risk of venturing to the nearby road and improves the quality of their stay while at the shelter.

“We were able to make this significant contribution by utilizing grant dollars from three different types of endowment options available at the Foundation,” said Bill Barnes, CFMJC President & CEO. “We are grateful to the donors who established Donor Advised, Field of Interest, and Flexible Community Fund endowments with us.” The $15,300 grant was made possible by funding from the following five endowments at the Community Foundation: the Community Foundation Board Member & Alumni Fund, the Morgan Family Advised Fund, the Dr. John W. Petscher Memorial Endowment, Spirit’s Fund, and the Wallis Family Fund.

For more information about the Community Foundation, visit www.cfmjc.org, contact Bill Barnes at 812-265-3327, or email [email protected]

Established in 1991 by a group of local volunteers, the Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County, Inc. fulfills the mission of building a strong, vibrant community by helping donors provide perpetual funding for the people, projects, and passions of Jefferson County, Indiana .

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