Humane Society Awarded $25,000 Endowment Set Up By Community Foundation of Henderson

An anonymous donor has provided the means for the Humane Society of Henderson County to have a $25,000 endowment to help fund is ongoing operations.

The endowment will be established in the Community Foundation of Henderson, an affiliate of Community Foundation of West Kentucky. The gift was presented by Chase Fulcher, Community Foundation of Henderson’s director of fund development and public relations, and Tony Watkins, executive director of the Community Foundation of West Kentucky.

The Henderson Community Foundation originated with the Henderson Leadership Initiative and has raised approximately $1.7 million. One of the ways the money is used is by providing matching funds so local nonprofits can set up endowments.

“We can’t use the money all at once,” noted Josh Cromer, manager of the humane society shelter. “We can use the interest from investing,” adding that the money will be invested conservatively to ensure it provides the maximum support of meeting the needs of the shelter.

“It was great to see that endowment come through,” Cromer said. “Dealing with homeless animals day in and day out, we can’t always worry about where our money comes from. This money takes off some of the burden of keeping these animals alive.”

The Humane Society of Henderson County is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization that cares for more than 2,400 animals each year.

via The Gleaner