February Newsletter: A unique Valentine’s gift idea

Update from the Executive Director February newsletter? Already? What happened to January? I guess I’ll have to talk about red roses and chocolate hearts. Or not. Of all the ways to honor your love for someone, a gift in honor of that relationship is a unique way to say, “I love you” and says you know and understand the things … Read More

November 2021 Newsletter: Thoughts on Gratitude

Update from Executive Director gratitude grăt′ĭ-too͞d″, -tyoo͞d″ noun The state of being grateful; thankfulness. The state or quality of being grateful or thankful; a warm and friendly feeling in response to a favor or favors received; thankfulness. Synonyms See grateful. I’ll be the first to admit that in our world today it is sometimes easier to see those things we … Read More

October 2021 Newsletter: Facilitating Community Projects

Update from the Executive Director No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. H.E. Luccock One of the many benefits of being an independent community foundation is the agility and flexibility to react to community needs. One of the ways we do that is through facilitating and supporting community projects. Over the years, we … Read More

August Newsletter: Plan on a “Both/And” Gifts

Update from the Executive Director “Did you get your fish?” That is a often heard question this time of year. People who haven’t got their fish (or don’t have as much as they’d like) are making last minute plans before the season slips away. To be successful, you have to think about it in advance, plan time off and be … Read More

July 2021 Newsletter: 30 years of the Homer Foundation

Update from Executive Director Thank you to our donors who attended our picnic. At just the right moment the rain stopped and the festivities began. It was wonderful to see so many faces we’ve not seen for so long.  As was said at the picnic, the last fiscal year has been strange and wonderful at the same time. Here are … Read More

March 2021 Newsletter: One Year Later

Update from Executive Director One Year Later “In like a lion, out like a lamb” is how we like to think of March. Change and transition. Last March we were just beginning to grapple with the idea of a global pandemic. Communities were realizing the most vulnerable would need help and planning for how segments of the economy would be … Read More

April 2021 Newsletter: New Growth

Update from Executive Director April! The month of flowers and new growth….or this year, more snow. April is also Homer City Grants season. The Foundation has administered the City of Homer Grants Program since 2000 as a free service to the community under guidelines developed by the city and the foundation. Since 2000 over $860,000 has been awarded to local … Read More

May 2021 Newsletter: Spring Scholarships

Update from Executive Director I postponed the newsletter a few days this month so I could include the names of all the amazing scholarship awardees this year. I sat in on all the selection meetings this year and heard how impressed the committees were with all the applicants. This year, with the help of donors, we were able to award … Read More

June 2021 Newsletter: A Life Becomes a Legacy

Update from Executive Director From Dictionary.com:  legacy [leg-uh-see] noun, plural leg·a·cies. 1. Law. a gift of property, especially personal property, as money, by will; a bequest. 2. anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor: the legacy of ancient Rome. The Foundation was recently blessed with a bequest gift. Out of respect for what we now … Read More

November 2020 Newsletter

Update from the Executive Director Being thankful. November is the month we often talk about being thankful. Who am I to break with tradition? I’m thankful for our donors and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you. I’ve asked a number of you” Why did you get involved with a community foundation?”  I can say that there are as many … Read More