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Cause Connection eNewsletter

Cause Connection | November 2023

We are coming up on that time again when year-end giving comes into focus for many donors and fundholders who can make a meaningful impact in the community through a donor-advised fund at LVCF. This issue also serves as a reminder to LVCF Fundholders to set-up their password and access LVCF’s new MyFund Portal and Donate to a Fund portal. It provides instructions and resources to get you going on the Portal where you can manage your fund.

Cause Connection | August 2023

In this August 2023 issue of Cause Connection, we highlight the recent staff promotions that reflects our growing expertise and leadership in the community. We’ve also added a new part-time Director of Donor Initiatives to the staff to better serve our donors and fundholders. We also announce that we will be implementing a new online system to better align with one of our highest priorities: supporting you on your philanthropic journey. See the article about the new online portal we are working on called MyFund portal, which will offer an even more efficient and intuitive platform for your grantmaking and fund management later this fall. Stay tuned.

Cause Connection | May 2023

In this May 2023 issue of the Cause Connection eNewsletter, Megan Briggs, our Director of Community Investments, shares with you our experience integrating “trust-based philanthropy.” As a result, we have shifted much of our foundation-directed leadership grantmaking to support of nonprofits’ general operating expenses. For several years, we have been championing this approach to grantmaking that eases the burdens nonprofits face. As a learning organization, we are committed to sharing our findings with our donors and fundholders while we continue to advocate for this grantmaking approach.

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Cause Connection | January 2023

The January issues begins a message from LVCF CEO Erika Riddle Petrozelli who shared that in December 2022 alone, LVCF received and processed almost $5 million in gifts, and almost $1 million in grants. After a big thank you to donors and fundholders, Erika provides a few highlights of what LVCF has done as an organization during 2022. In this issue, we also introduce a new board member and two new staff members. The issue also contains an article on the new legacy IRA and an update on QCD rules for 2023.

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Cause Connection | December 2022

As we come to the end of 2022, we have two simple words for our donors and fundholders, board members (past and present), and friends and associates—thank you. In this issue, we answer the most common questions about Qualified Charitable Deductions (QCD) and we say so long to 2022 and share important charitable tax planning reminders as the year winds down.And, as always, thank you for your continued support and interest.

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Cause Connection| October/November 2022

In this issue, we share a high-level overview of our new strategic plan themed “growth through partnership.” As we turn the corner towards the end of the year, we share tips for charitable giving. We also provide a link to a webpage where you can find recordings of our virtual nonprofit visits from the past year. There you can watch videos and learn more about the important work these organizations are doing for the community. Thank you for your continued support and interest.

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Michael Wilson
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