With The Help of the Community, DCF Thanks District StaffBy Erica Newell
Recognizing the dedication of the 2,255 teachers, administrators, and staff of Dublin City Schools during a most challenging year, the Dublin Community Foundation is gifting each with a $10 gift card from a local business to express the gratitude of the community.
Initiated by a personal donation by Dublin resident Mrs. Kathy Beyl, the campaign was nurtured by the Board of Governors and ultimately received support from more than 30 corporate partners and residents, quadrupling the original donation.
In addition to the generosity of individual community members, a number of corporate partners stepped up to ensure the campaign was a success. Among the corporate donors that contributed were PDS Cares, Sedgwick, Carlile Patchen & Murphy, Sunny Street Cafe, Bruegger’s Bagels, and Wendy’s.
“The generosity of the Dublin community has been exemplary,” notes DCF Board President, Harry Kamdar. “We are so thankful to the numerous individual donors and corporate donors who immediately joined the effort started by Mrs. Beyl, and got this done for our educators.”
The DCF Board chose to work with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce to support local businesses with their purchase of gift cards to expand the impact of the campaign even further. By doing so the Board felt that the donations could also help to support the businesses and their employees during these challenging times.
As a community-based, non-profit organization, the DCF and its Board seeks to bring together people, organizations, and businesses to make a difference. “We are particularly proud that we have so successfully worked with the Dublin City Schools, corporate partners, and community members this holiday season,“ says Kamdar. “These are uncertain times, but our community is rising to the occasion.”
About The Dublin Community Foundation – As a community-based nonprofit organization, the mission of The Dublin Community Foundation is to improve, enhance, and enrich the quality of life for all residents of the Dublin community. The DCF works with the assistance of The Columbus Foundation, and under the advisement of a Board of Governors, and it receives and invests charitable gifts from individuals, families, businesses, and other groups.
Since The Dublin Community Foundation’s inception in 1982, nearly $550,000.00 in grants have been approved and issued in the areas of Arts and Cultural Endeavors; Civic Affairs and Community Services; Education; Environment; Health; Human Services and Safety; Historic Preservation; and Recreation. Visit www.dublinfoundation.org for more information.