Dubois County, November 16, 2015: Dubois County Emerging Leaders have selected The Next Act as this year’s recipient of a $5,000 grant.
“This grant gets us even closer to reaching our phase one goal to purchase and endow the Astra,” said Marc Steczyk, President of The Next Act. “We are grateful for the support from Dubois County Emerging Leaders and feel it validates our belief that our efforts are important to the younger generations,” he said.
The Next Act is a newly formed local, nonprofit working to save the historic Astra Theatre in downtown Jasper and to foster, engage, and create cultural and artistic happenings in Dubois County.
The Emerging Leaders Granting Party held Thursday hosted nearly half of its fifty contributors and provided a forum to educate Emerging Leaders on the services, opportunities, and projects offered by Dubois County nonprofits.
Members voted through a two round process that included 22 local organizations. Organizations represented this year focused on a wide variety of community services ranging from youth and education to social services and arts and culture.
Emerging Leaders was established in 2012 as an innovative, yet simple, giving circle to pool resources to strengthen communities in Dubois County. Since forming in 2012, Emerging Leaders has granted $23,000 back to the community.
Individuals can learn more and join the Giving Circle by calling the Dubois County Community Foundation at 812-482-5295 or online at www.ELgiving.org.