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The President’s Message




Chuck Shoemaker, President


It has been another eventful year in the life of the Hastings Community Foundation.  “Give Hastings Day” in 2014 was a resounding success, raising in excess of $339,990 for 55 local Hastings charities. We are hard at work to make the 2015 “Give Hastings Day” an even greater success.


The Foundation disbursed in excess of $1,203,661 in scholarships, grants and other support for community organizations during 2014.   And there are many exciting projects in the pipeline in our community, including the Hastings Public Library renovation, Prairie Loft enhancements, the Lark’s new performance space renovation, and a potential downtown redevelopment project.  In all of these the Foundation has been involved in some way in helping to bring these projects to completion.


We can do these things only because the Hastings community supports the Foundation, and those projects, with your generous assistance.   For that we thank you and we hope you continue to see the benefits to yourselves and to our community from supporting the Hastings Community Foundation.


Chuck Shoemaker



We believe we can never thank our donors enough!
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