The Lincoln County Community Foundation will soon host an event celebrating its history of inspiring local philanthropy, with tickets on sale now.
Scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Vesuvius Vineyards in Iron Station, the event is designed to help build awareness of the Lincoln County Community Foundation and to celebrate its growth, said Rosalind Welder, chair of the group’s board of trustees.
The organization, an affiliate of the Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas, was started by local leaders 12 years ago. Since then, its charitable assets have grown from about $7,500 to $1.3 million. Likewise, more than $61,000 has been awarded to 56 area nonprofits since its formation, Welder said.
The LCCF focuses its efforts on a grantmaking program through an endowment and the establishment of charitable-giving services in order to support local nonprofits and assist both individuals and families in addressing their philanthropic needs.
It recently handed out grants totaling $12,500 to eight Lincoln County nonprofit organizations.
The upcoming event, called a “Taste of Lincoln County 2013,” will feature cocktails, appetizers and dinner catered by Grateful Growers of Denver and other providers from the region, with a focus on locally grown food and the farm-to-table movement. A bluegrass band will also be performing, Welder said.
Having held four similar events in the past five years, the LCCF organizes them periodically to “remind” people about what they provide the community. Any gifts received are invested, with assets used to grow the organization’s charitable fund and provide grants to local nonprofits, she said.
Those interested in purchasing tickets, which are $50 a person, may do so by calling (704) 973-4520 or visitingwww.fftc.org/lincolnevent. To make a donation, call David Julian at (704) 973-4511.