Greg Kapp

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As he asked the school’s Board of Trustees Friday to give preliminary approval to a third year of a tuition freeze, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels indicated holding the line on tuition is causing Purdue donors to be more generous.

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette is awarding its latest round of grants. The $102,492.65 will help five organizations with larger projects.

The Furniture Bank is buying a truck thanks to donations from several groups, including the Foundation. The organization that helps those with a housing emergency received a $20,000 grant.

The bank is run by First United Methodist Church with several nonprofits and the City of Lafayette. Volunteer Jeanne Norberg says the box truck will pick-up furniture donations and can now deliver it to people getting back on their feet.

CFGL launches endowment campaign

May 2, 2012

A local organization is launching an effort to help area non-profits build up their funding.

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette is working with 16-groups on its Agency Endowment Matching Campaign.

The goal is to raise $1.3-million and the Community Foundation will match 25-percent of every dollar.

President and CEO Greg Kapp says this is the most effective way for the Foundation to provide assistance.

He says the Community Foundation will match up to $50,000 for each organization.

Douglas Eberle Board Governance Series

Mar 19, 2012

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette is supporting leaders of local nonprofits.

The Douglas Eberle Board Governance Series kicks off its second session Tuesday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m.

Foundation President and C.E.O. Greg Kapp says it features a talk from Barb Coury with the Community Health Network Foundation.

"Barb will give a good overview of that whole process and help board members feel comfortable about the fact that they should help raise money for the organization if they're on the board, but they don't necessarily have to ask for gifts."

Local organizations are joining forces to promote responsible leadership for non-profits.

Registration is now open for the 2012 Douglas Eberle Board Governance Series.

The program is a collaboration of the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, United Way, and North Central Health Services. It is aimed at strengthening and sustaining boards at institutions in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties.

More than two dozen nonprofits in the Lafayette area received an early holiday gift.

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette (CFGL)  made 27 “Tier 3” awards totaling $107,751 in grants to 25 local charitable organizations.  Tier 3 awards are requests of under $7,500 from area not-for-profit agencies.  CFGL accepts these proposals year-round through noon on December 1.