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To the editor,

The holiday season is upon us and 2013 is drawing to a close. As you contemplate year-end charitable giving, we want to ensure that you are aware of an opportunity for your gift to make a lasting impact in our community. The Yadkin County Community Foundation was founded in 1999. We help develop permanent endowments that support our area and ensure that local dollars stay in Yadkin County. The Yadkin County Community Foundation holds 14 funds, including the Yadkin County Legacy Fund, a community grantmaking fund that supports nonprofit programs. In 2013, the Yadkin County Community Foundation has awarded nearly $24,000 in grants to local nonprofits and scholarship aid to area students. Our local foundation is part of the statewide North Carolina Community Foundation. We benefit from our association with this organization that includes 60 local foundations serving 67 counties. Our affiliation with NCCF allows us to provide safe, expert funds administration; support local grantmaking processes; and assist with leadership and resource development. Your fully tax deductible gift to the Yadkin County Legacy Fund, or one of our other 13 funds, is a great way to invest in a bright future for Yadkin County. Gifts can be made online at www.nccommunityfoundation.org or mailed to Yadkin County Community Foundation, c/o NC Community Foundation Regional Office, PO Box 2851, Hickory, NC 28603.

Tommy Jester

President, Yadkin County Community Foundation

John Willingham

President-Elect, Yadkin County Community Foundation

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