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This page is your resource for Foundation updates and blog topics related to charitable giving and community impact. Is there a topic related to charitable giving, endowed philanthropy, or nonprofit operations that you'd like to see in this blog? Let us know! Email ideas to mdobbs@cfabilene.org.

Year-End Giving Ideas for 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we want to remind you of a few helpful tips and resources to make sure your year-end giving goes smoothly. We’ve included a range...

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Beloved CFA Operations Director Retires After 15 Years

They say if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. If that's true, then it may very well be that Nita Slaton hasn't worked...

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$330k Awarded to Nonprofits During Fall Grant Cycle

The Community Foundation of Abilene has awarded $330,931 to nonprofits serving the Abilene area during our fall unrestricted grant cycle. This impact is made possible by donors with unrestricted and...

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Donor-advised funds and tables at events

Excepert from Chronicle of Philanthropy article published May 1, 2018:The IRS has given rules on galas and other events another look, too. Because donors receive something of benefit from a...

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Woman Battling Cancer Gives Back to Organization as a CFA Community Grantmaker

Robyn Wertheim is one of the community grantmakers chosen to recommend a $100 mini-grant to a local nonprofit organization, and the cause she has chosen is one that has personally...

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How "Bunching" and Donor-Advised Funds Can Maximize Your Giving

by Courtney Vletas, Development and Donor Services Director Last year, we were concerned that the new tax law might cap or eliminate the charitable deduction. Fortunately, it didn’t. However, for...

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