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Community Foundation celebrates generosity

The Community Foundation of Oceana County has announced a successful giving season in Oceana County. “Every day in December felt like Christmas Day,” said Tammy Carey, Executive Director of the Community Foundation for Oceana County. Donations exceeded the goal of matching the $25,000 challenge grant to Oceana CAN! that was pledged by Kresge Foundation. The goal of Oceana CAN! is to prepare all students to be college and career ready – to have the mindset and resources to pursue and complete further education after high school. There was also an anonymous donor’s promise to match contributions to the Foundation’s Community Investment Fund up to $25,000 was also exceeded. Finally, 16 of the 19 Oceana nonprofits in 2016 who applied for the community wishlist were fulfilled by individuals and organizations this year. “This is more than triple the number of wishes that were met in 2015,” said Carey.  

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