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When does 1 = 4? MidTown, Inc. announces matching grant

 

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MidTown, Inc. Board President Pete Daughtery, Executive Director Anne King, and Community Foundation President and CEO Betsy Covington announced on June 8 a $300,000 matching grant—from an anonymous donor who loves MidTown—to support the ongoing operations and work of MidTown, Inc.

The matching grant of up to $300,000 over 3 years is made possible through the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc. King observed “The matching grant is a remarkable gift that affirms both MidTown the place and the work of MidTown, Inc., the organization; it is a gift we hope will encourage others to help us continue to advance a vision for a connected, thriving MidTown.” The grant was given for the expressed purpose of encouraging annual donations toward an annual Advancing MidTown Fund to support MidTown, Inc.’s operations.

When does 1 = 4? In 2017…when every $1 of non-Mingle, undesignated support donated to MidTown, Inc. will be matched by $3, up to $100,000. During 2018 (year 2), each $1 donation will be matched by $2 from the Fund; and in 2019 (year 3), the Fund will contribute $1 for every dollar raised.

MidTown, Inc. was founded in 2005 to sustain and enhance the neighborhoods and businesses within MidTown Columbus. Examples of the organization’s incremental, long-term work of community regeneration are detailed in the 2016 Annual Report and an Overview of Community Impact

The first gift to the Advancing MidTown Fund was from a first-time donor in the amount of $133.33. In a note she said “That $33.33 was really bugging me! Nor you’ve gotten that out of the way…I guess I must like whole numbers better! I am so excited for MidTown. You all do awesome work.”

Are YOU MidTown? Please call us at 706.494.1663 to discuss opportunities to sustain and grow the work of MidTown, Inc. To donate online, click HERE.

MidTown, Inc. staff and board members celebrate the gift of a $300,000 matching grant from an anonymous donor who loves MidTown, through the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc. Photo courtesy of Anna Sims

MidTown, Inc. staff and board members celebrate the gift of a $300,000 matching grant from an anonymous donor who loves MidTown, through the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc. Photo courtesy of Anna Sims


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