Special Charitable Tax Bill Expires December 31, 2013
On January 2, 2013 President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8) into law, which renews the Charitable IRA provision of 2006, making it easier for Americans to give to causes they care about. The Charitable IRA provision has the power to help local charities strengthen their communities. This extension expires December 31, 2013.
New Fund at NCCF to Support Local Church Outreach and Mission Work
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of a new fund. The First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk New York Fund was established for the purpose of supporting local church outreach and mission work for years to come.
NCCF Engages Educators and Students
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) has established a new initiative, the NCCF Service-Learning Mini-Grants program. As defined by the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse, service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
RUTH C. STACY COUNSELOR SCHOLARSHIP
The Ruth C. Stacy Counselor Scholarship Fund, established at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, recently awarded two scholarships. Recipients of the awards were Amber Rogers and Julie Stephen.