Local Emerging Leaders Grant $4,500 To Humane Society

2016-el-grant-presentationJasper (Local Sources) – Dubois County Emerging Leaders have selected the Dubois County Humane Society as this year’s recipient of a $4,500 grant.

“Dubois County Humane Society is so thankful to be the recipient of the 2016 Emerging Leaders grant. We are excited to add additional fenced in areas that will allow our dogs to enjoy an even higher quality of stay,” said Andrea Hedinger, Dubois County Humane Society board president. “Thank you to all the 2016 Emerging Leaders for believing in our vision to move DCHS forward,” Hedinger said.

This year’s annual grant party was held Thursday at the Astra in downtown Jasper where current Emerging Leaders spoke on behalf of this year’s nonprofit grant nominations.

“The grant party is the culmination of our year and provides an excellent venue to learn about our local nonprofits and better understand their current needs,” said Steffi Schmuecker, Emerging Leaders co-chair. “It’s exciting to be able to impact an organization on this level as most of us, individually, couldn’t do so on our own,” said Schmuecker.

Contributors voted through a two-round process that included 16 local organizations. Organizations represented this year focused on a wide variety of programs and projects including social services, youth & education and historic preservation.

Emerging Leaders, a program of Dubois County Community Foundation, is in its fifth year. Since forming in 2012, Emerging Leaders has granted $28,500 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.

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