Emerging Leaders Hosts Third Annual Kick-off Party

Dubois County, February 3, 2014: On Thursday, February 6, 6:00 PM, the Dubois County Emerging Leaders will kick off another year of giving at Azura in Jasper. Young adults who want to engage in philanthropy are encouraged to attend.

Emerging Leaders, a giving circle established in 2012, is a way for young adults to pool their funds to strengthen communities in Dubois County. Each member commits to giving as little as $120 per individual or $180 as a couple per year.  Members will then share a vote in where the grant will be directed year end.

“It’s great to see our generation seeking ways to have a positive impact on our community,” said Josh Gunselman, Emerging Leaders Steering Committee. “We granted $5,000 last year to a local charity, something most of us could not accomplish on our own.” Gunselman said.

Last year’s grant recipient was Family Scholar House, an organization whose mission is to end the cycle of poverty by giving single-parent students the support they need to earn a college degree. To date, the local giving circle has granted over $13,000 to local charities.

Learn more by calling the Dubois County Community Foundation at 812-482-5295 or online at www.ELgiving.org.