COMMUNITY 2000 EDUCATION FOUNDATION

"QUALITY EDUCATION DOESN'T HAPPEN BY CHANCE"

Letter from the President

November, 2018

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Dear Community 2000 Friends:

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    As we approach the end of our 19th year, we remain very excited about our overall vision of building endowments and simultaneously providing scholarships, student awards and educational project grants in the Chariho Regional School District.

    While most of November and December is still ahead of us, it’s looks like we may not get the fantastic boost the stock market provided last year.  In other ways, it has been an amazing year (see the bottom right text on the reverse side), and we are cautiously optimistic about the chances of reaching the $1,000,000 mark in our scholarship endowment by year end.  Remember, our long-term goal is a 1.4-million-dollar scholarship endowment that will endow 35 annual $2,000 scholarships. 

    Overall, it has been a solid year with some 300 contributions, a profit of $22,000 from our spring Virtual Masters Scholarship event (a fantasy golf auction of the Masters Players) and another $35,000 in profit from the September Golf Tournament. 

    More than $16,000 of our 2018 contributions have been targeted for the Maddie Potts Spirit of Community Leadership Award endowment that was started this spring. We have made a great start in the 2-3 year effort to generate $40,000 that will endow two Maddie Potts awards annually.  

    We continue efforts to make Community 2000 better known in the three Chariho communities, and are always looking for additional volunteers to function as networkers for the Foundation, to serve on our Board, or Scholarship and Educational Project Committees. We use your contribution dollars in any way you stipulate to support one or more of our endowments and our partnerships with the Westerly College Club and the Rotary Club of Chariho. The back page of this letter provides some history regarding the Community 2000 endowments and their steady growth over the last 19 years.

    Please help us with a year-end contribution that is comfortable for your family budget, and/or donate some of your time as a volunteer. 

    Many thanks for your generous financial support, especially from those of you who make multiple contributions throughout the year. As always, we love to hear from you with questions or comments by telephone 401-322-1182 or email jchrisphilips@aol.com.

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Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season.

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Christopher Philips

President

Community 2000 Education Foundation

COMMUNITY 2000 EDUCATION FOUNDATION - PO BOX 1161 - CHARLESTOWN, RI 02813