is the Northridge Polar Bear Foundation?
In April, 2007,
retired Northridge High School teacher, Charles Barker and
his wife Margaret, donated $7,500 as seed money for the
establishment of the Northridge
Polar Bear Foundation. This generous
act by Mr. Barker was soon followed by an $8,000 donation
by the Northridge DVKH Optimist Club.
Nowadays, we frequently lack information on how to channel
our generosity and community spirit. That’s where the Polar
Bear Foundation can help. It is a tax-exempt, nonprofit,
publicly supported foundation created to promote
philanthropy. It encourages voluntary giving by an
individual or group to benefit the Northridge School
District. In addition, the Optimist Club has made a pledge
to match up to $8,000 in donations annually.
According to the articles of incorporation, “the purpose of
the foundation is to accept and expend funds for curricular
and extra curricular activities, programs and facilities
and support of scholarship programs.” While the Northridge
Polar Bear Foundation is controlled by a board of trustees,
the oversight of its operation and fund investment is
provided by The Dayton
Foundation, which has
served our region since 1921. This partnership allows for
local governance while profiting from resources pooled with
others for investment growth.
The Polar Bear Foundation is currently seeking
contributions of all sizes to carry out its mission. Many
options exist including gifts of cash, stocks, bonds and
other assets. Please contact us today by phone at
937-278-5885 or call 937-225-9966 or toll free 877-222-0410
Diane Timmons of
Foundation or e-mail Diane
firstname.lastname@example.org to make a
contribution and reduce your tax burden.
Now is the time for Polar Bears past and present to once
again show their true Northridge Pride! Thank you in
advance for your generosity.