Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Letís give more to nonprofits

This week is Nonprofit Awareness Week. As a past grants chair for the Wood River Women's Charitable Foundation, I have had the pleasure to meet many of the executives and board members of our nonprofit community. I am continually awed by their passion for their work and inspired by their activities, which strengthen our community.

So many of the attributes that make Sun Valley attractive to visitors and residents alike are the result of our nonprofits. We have a flourishing arts community thanks to nexstage, Company of Fools, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley Symphony, The Community Library and so many more. Those less fortunate during this time of economic recession are strengthened by the work of the Advocates and The Hunger Coalition. Our environment is safeguarded by The Nature Conservancy and the Wood River Land Trust, among others. Our schools and hospital serve us well.

We often think of our contributions of time and money as selfless acts, and yet we all personally benefit in so many ways. These are the things that will ultimately attract businesses and new residents to Blaine County.

Let's all pledge to give more in time, talent and treasure and to say thank you more often to these organizations that serve us so well.

Marcia Liebich


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