Surprise Donation Gives New Life To Whitewater Canal Trail

Good News Notes: “A very generous and unexpected donation will help make the Whitewater Canal Trail whole. Whitewater Canal Trail President Shirley Lamb tells Eagle Country 99.3 that an anonymous donor has gifted nearly $700,000, which will enable the building of new trails that will connect existing trail sections into a continuous 11-mile trail. “This…

Marcus Daniell Pledges 10% Of Winnings To Charity For Life

Good News Notes: “Marcus Daniell hit a booming ace off the court this week — for charity. The Kiwi announced that starting in 2021, he will donate at least 10 per cent of his annual winnings to effective charity organisations for the rest of his life. ‘I take deep pleasure in knowing that every success…

JPMorgan Chase is donating $5 million to these LGBTQ+ causes

Good News Notes: “Five nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $1 million each, split by $250,000 a year for four years, to support initiatives for economic inclusion among the nation’s LGBTQ+ youth, workforce and elder communities. Here’s where the money is going:  1. GLSEN, formerly the Gay and Lesbian Independent School Teachers Network, combats…

Baptist, Sacred Heart receive $1 million in donations from Quint, Rishy Studer

Good News Notes: “Ascension Sacred Heart and Baptist Healthcare got a boost of support with a $1 million donation from philanthropists Quint and Rishy Studer. The Studers donated $500,000 to each hospital, with the donation to Sacred Heart earmarked for the Studer Family Children’s Hospital, officials announced Wednesday. The inspiration for the donation came after the couple…

Donation will provide more school lunches

Good News Notes: “A generous donation will ensure that kids in the area will be able to eat lunch in school. Bell Bank presented the Fargo Public Schools Foundation with a check for $12,350 for the Emergency Lunch Fund. The Emergency Lunch fund helps ensure that every child has access to a nutritious school lunch…

Mountaineer Food Bank receives $9 million donation

Good News Notes: “A major food bank in the state has received its single largest donation ever. Just before Christmas, the Mountaineer Food Bank received $9 million from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. Officials with the food bank said they were informed just before the holiday that they made the cut out of thousands of organizations around…

Record $150,000 donation given to the Waterloo Career Center

Good News Notes: “The Waterloo Career Center (WCC) received a record $150,000 donation today from the Cedar Valley Medical Specialists (CVMS). This is the largest donation in the Career Center’s history and will go to support programs in the Health Career wing. ‘We are so appreciative of the long-standing partnership with Cedar Valley Medical Specialists….

$40K donation from Kiwanis Club boosts Jackson YMCA capital campaign

Good News Notes: “A new ‘healthy living campus’ for the Jackson YMCA is closer to reality with a donation from Jackson’s Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis Club and Kiwanis Foundation of Jackson are contributing $40,000 to the Y’s donation drive to fund a new downtown facility. It’s one of the largest donations in the two organizations’…