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CFGV Match Goal is Exceeded for Six Points Capital Campaign!

CFGV Match Goal is Exceeded for Six Points Capital Campaign!

Less than 10 months ago, Six Points announced they had acquired the former Russell Stover Candy Store structure to use for its new facility and the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley (CFGV) announced a two-for-one match for funds donated to the Six Points Capital Campaign.

“I am so delighted to report that we have now exceeded the matching funds goal and have raised nearly $120,000 in cash in less than 10 months,” said Sue Uerling, executive director of Six Points.  “With interest, the CFGV has now paid us just over $55,000 total in matching funds and these funds have been incredibly instrumental in helping us secure other outside donations for the construction of our new facility.  In fact, recently we have had several site visits from larger foundations around the state and all of them have been complimentary of the local support we’ve received, especially the matching funds provided by CFGV.”

Uerling said that the matching funds provided by CFGV came as a total surprise and provided a real boost to the Capital Campaign.  “Without these funds and the incentive they provided for others to step forward with donations, we would not have been able to go forward with Phase 1 of construction.”

Phase I of the construction process included pouring a four-foot foundation around the perimeter of the building and the erection of the wall and roof beams and purlins.   Uerling said that Phase II is now underway and will include the erection of the former Russell Stover building siding, windows, doors and a new roof.  The goal is to have the facility fully enclosed before the snow flies so that interior work can continue during the cold winter months.

The CFGV matching funds came from supporters who have donor advised funds held at the Community Foundation.  They agreed that for every $2 raised by Six Points, they would match these donations with $1 from their funds up to a total of $55,000. The CFGV donors supporting this match include the Aerie Fund, the Fred and Sue Berry Donor Advised Fund, the William B. Endner Fund, the Hemminghaus Family Fund, the MVB Donor Advised Fund, the P-Squared Donor Advised Fund, L. Willadell Radcliffe, Nancy Ruehle and the Tredway Family.

“We can’t thank the Community Foundation of Gunnison Valley enough for facilitating this match, as well as all of the other support they have shown Six Points through the years,” said Uerling.  “In addition to this wonderful match, we also received a community grant in the amount of $5,000 for general operations, they provided consulting services through their STEP program and they have been a great resource for my questions on policy, procedures and development.  They truly are ‘Here for Good’!”

To visit the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley’s Website click here