Our 2016/2017 major projects:
T-MG Foundation Fund 2017 Action Planning Initiative
- The goal of this multi-month project is to accomplish a long-term strategic plan for our foundation and our community. Professional facilitators from the Nebraska Community Foundation lead our Fund Advisory Committee over many hours of meetings. The process stimulated exciting discussion that empowered our T-MG Fund Advisory Committee.
- Community input was incorporated into our Action Plan. This input was gained from formal roundtable discussions during our Vision by Way of Leadership Seminar and door-to-door surveys completed during our Tilden Downtown Infrastructure Study’s development.
- Completion of our Action Planning process qualifies our T-MG Foundation Fund to compete for $250,000 and $500,000 matching fund grants from the Nebraska Community Foundation. These grants are funded by Susan Buffett’s Sherwood Foundation and the Peter Kiewit Foundation.
- As a result of our Action Planning project, we will now prioritize the building of a substantial Unrestricted Endowment. Such a fund will create a long term solid financial base. This financial base will allow us to grant substantial funds annually for worthy projects such as leadership development and economic development.
- The emphasis on the Tilden-Meadow Grove Community Foundation Fund Unrestricted Endowment provides the opportunity for local philanthropists of all kinds to give a gift “That Keeps on Giving” to their community. Our Non-profit Charitable Trust status allows donors to give in many flexible tax advantaged ways. The Nebraska Community Foundation's management of their endowment funds has a long history of excellent investment returns.
- Our goals are to build our Endowment Fund to $500,000 in three years, to $2,000,000 in 10 years, and to $5,000,000 in 20 years.
T-MG Community Foundation Fund "Citizen Scholarship"
- This is a scholarship for an Elkhorn Valley Schools graduating senior.
- This scholarship rewards the recipient for outstanding community service work and their vision for the need for community volunteerism and service.
- The competitive scholarship winner is chosen by the staff of Elkhorn Valley Schools, based on criteria established by the T-MG Foundation. This scholarship will be awarded annually for the long term.
Meadow Grove Welcome Sign
- This $10,000 project will construct a concrete and stone landscaped welcome sign for Meadow Grove, located in the Northeast corner of Meadow Grove near Highway 275.
- The project is backdropped by the Meadow Grove Village Park, School House Walk, and water tower. It is intended to represent the community pride of the village and the potential of our small community.
Major Donors to the Village of Meadow Grove welcome sign are listed below. We also greatly appreciate the many unnamed smaller donors that made this project successful.
Trojan $500 & up
|Village $250 - $499||Millstone $100 - $249||Less than $100|
|John & Jeanne Dittrich||Joel & Amy Kuchar||Brian & Nancy Wysocki||Douglas & Beth Ann Ellis|
|Larry & Linda Tegeler||Don & Joan Mozer||Chris & Linda Tuttle||Garland & Gini Goracke|
|Wilcox Flying Service||Jack & Jean Warrick||Joseph & Maria Kuchar||Anonymous|
|Wilken Seed Supply, Matt & Laurel Wilken||Ron & LuAnn Koch||Roger & Janet Spulak||Sherry James|
|Ross & Kirby Tegeler||John Sullivan, in memory of Joe Sullivan||Lynn Zurcher||Matthew & Jenny Geyer|
|Keith & Tammy Dittrich||Dennis & Suzie Collins||Verona Beech||Scot Schroeder|
|Bill Ross Construction||Arnold & June Werner||Leora Stolle||Bruce & Karen Grant|
|Woodrow Collins Family Memorial||R&S Repair (Ryan Kuchar)||Janet Koetter|
|Jim & Lori Bossard||Tanner & Shelby Goracke|
|Gary & Kathy Taake||Glen & Judy Cleveland|
|Marti Horrocks||Pat Decker|
|Larry & Jean Schulze||Robert & Mary Baker
|Don & Lorna Warnke|
|Bob & Gudren Warrick|
|John & Mary Humphrey|
In memory of Eric & Bev Boyer by family
|John & Jane Tegeler|
|Ken & Suzanne Galyen|
|MG-Tilden Lion's Club|