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Community Impact Through Giving

The Wayne County Foundation exists to foster and encourage private philanthropic giving, to enhance the spirit of community
and to improve the quality of life in the Wayne County, Indiana, area now and for future generations.

In 2022 , the Foundation was able to grant more than $2.3 million to our community because of the generosity of our donors. Your gifts enable the Foundation to address immediate needs and support future-focused projects that will help our community thrive.

Featured Articles

I have an Attitude of Giving and Gratitude

I have an Attitude of Giving and Gratitude

In this blog Rebecca Gilliam, Foundation Executive Director, discusses the importance of charitable giving and strategies to help you get started. Charitable Giving It’s easy to get caught up checking boxes on our to-do list and forget the impact that giving and...

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Donor Highlight – Barry & Carolyn MacDowell

Donor Highlight – Barry & Carolyn MacDowell

Each month, the Foundation will highlight a donor whose gifts are making a difference across Wayne County. For the month of August, we had a chance to speak with Barry and Carolyn MacDowell.

The MacDowells are long-time supporters of the Wayne County Foundation, and are the founders of three funds at the Foundation: the Barry and Carolyn MacDowell Family Fund, the Carolyn MacDowell, RN, Fund for Adult Day Care, and the Kevin Scott MacDowell Memorial Scholarship.

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