To: Bedford Now; Temperance Press
From: Tammy Lamb, Bedford Community Foundation
Subject: Bedford Community Foundation Scholarship Winners - 2011
The Bedford Community Foundation announced today that the Foundation granted scholarships in the amount of $16,700, including $3000 in renewal scholarships, to Bedford Township area students pursuing post high school education. The following have been awarded scholarships from scholarship funds managed by the Foundation. Seniors from Bedford Public High School , State Line Christian and Ida Public Schools were awarded their scholarships.
- Rachel Wehner from Ida High School was awarded a $700 scholarship from the Michael J. Rawlings scholarship fund.
- Robert Troutman from State Line Christian was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Charles W. & Lucille Bates Scholarship Fund. Joshua Miller and Allan Sulier were awarded $1,000 renewal scholarships from the Charles W. & Lucille Bates Scholarship Fund
- Amanda Bauerschmidt, Lauren Halter, Courtney Hayward, Jordan Horn, Kyle Krygielski, Bethany Martin, Brittany Miller, Nathan Piechorowski Gerald Rand III, Jenna Vandeputte, Elisa Warner and Holly Dennison was awarded a $300 scholarship from the Charles W. & Lucille Bates Scholarship Fund. Nathan Piechorowski was awarded a $600 scholarship from the Bedford Business Association Scholarship Fund.
- Amanda Bauerschmidt was granted a $600 scholarship from the Allan & Betty Bates Scholarship Fund. Brittany Miller was awarded a $600 Lulu Pickard Whiting Scholarship.
- Chelsea Turner was awarded a $600 scholarship from the Charles W. & Lucille Bates Scholarship Fund.
- Lauren Halter and Courtney Hayward were both awarded a $600 from the Norbert C. and Marjorie A. Abel Scholarship Fund. Gerald Rand III was the recipient of a $600 scholarship from the Harley and Sedora Barnette Scholarship Fund. Laura Robinette and Brad Swank were recipients of a $900 scholarship from the Ralph Lawn Memorial Scholarship Fund.
- Bethany Martin was awarded $500 scholarships from the Charles and Mary Jane Scheltema Scholarship Fund. Jordan Horn was awarded $500 scholarships from the Francis and Doris Wood Scholarship Fund.
- Kyle Krygielski was awarded a $500 scholarship, Jenna Vandeputte and Elisa Warner were awarded a $600 and Holly Dennison was awarded a $700 renewal scholarship from the Sumner & Ruth Jones Scholarship Fund.
The Bedford Community Foundation is a public foundation actively serving the Bedford Township Community as a fund developer, fund manager and grant maker. The Foundation responds to community needs as the needs arise. While there is a focus on granting scholarships to students in post high school education pursuits, grants are also made to charitable organizations serving residents in Bedford Township and the surrounding area in the areas of health, human services, economic development, the arts, education and civic affairs. The Foundation is managed by a volunteer board with members having experience in finance, marketing and administration. All members of the volunteer board are local residents. A donor may make a gift, bequest or donation of any size to the Foundation for the benefit of the community.
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YOU CAN MAKE TAX FREE GIFTS FROM YOUR IRA TO THE
BEDFORD COMMINITY DEVELOPMENT FUND
Federal tax legislation enacted on October 3, 2008 allows individuals 70 1/2 and over to make a direct gift from your IRA to the Bedford Community Foundation or other qualified charities. This gift counts toward fulfilling your required minimum distribution.
For each of the years 2008 and 2009 you can exclude up to $100,000 from your gross income for distributions made directly from your traditional IRA to a qualified charity. Checks issued from the IRA must be made payable to the charity. Take advantage of this favorable tax treatment by using your IRA to make a gift to Bedford Community Foundation and advance the causes of your community and to help make “Bedford Better.” Gifts must be received by December 31 in order to qualify as a charitable gift in the current year.
Make a gift to the BCF directly from your IRA in 2008 and 2009. Your donation will not be taxed as an IRA withdrawal. Your contribution will count towards your mandatory IRA withdrawal.
You are urged to contact your IRA custodian or representative before making a gift to arrange for the proper transfer of funds from your IRA.
While this topic is fresh on your mind, ask your attorney and financial advisor how to make the BCF a beneficiary of your will or trust or IRA
For more information about how you and the Bedford Community Foundation can benefit from an IRA charitable gift please contact our office at 734-854-1722.
You may have your check sent directly to the: Bedford Community Foundation
These helpful tips are only for your information on this change in the IRA law and are not to be considered as legal, tax or financial advice. You should consult with your legal, tax and financial advisors to implement the benefits of this new law and related matters.