Meeting of 100+ People for Perry planned for February 24

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The 100+ People for Perry charity group will hold its 17th meeting Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at La Poste, 1219 Warford St. in Perry. The business meeting will be preceded by a 30-minute social hour at 6:30 p.m.

Since its founding, the group has contributed $110,700 to 16 local non-profit projects.

“Please extend invitations to other community members to attend, and also please seek projects to be presented,” said Tom Lipovac, a founder of the charitable group. “Forward any projects that you wish to present.”

The mission of 100+ People for Perry is “to invest in Perry’s future through supporting current charities/non-profits/worthy projects which advance the quality of life,” according to the group’s press release.

The group said its goal “is to make four large donations each year, which will impact our community. Each contribution is to stay 100 percent in the community. No national charities will be considered. ”

In order to qualify for funding from 100+ People for Perry, a “charity/non-profit/worthy cause must be a 501 (c)(3) or sponsored by a 501 (c)(3), be project based and benefit the Perry community.”

Projects should be presented according to the following guidelines:

    1. Project: Who is your sponsoring 501 (c)(3)? Explain your project’s details.
    2. Funding: What are your current funding sources? your potential funding sources?
    3. Summary: How will your project advance the quality of life in the community and the betterment of Perry?

A summary of the Raccoon River Pet Rescue project, November’s grantee, will be presented by a 100+ member at the meeting. In accord with guidelines, the selected project will be ineligible for reconsideration for three consecutive meetings following selection.

For more information about 100+ People for Perry, contact Lipovac at Tom.Lipovac@perry.k12.ia.us, Mark Powell at 515-465-4641 or mpowell@fdplawfirm.com or Linda Kaufman at kaufmanlinda1948@gmail.com.

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