A memorable start

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN DON RATZLAFF
We trust that Hillsboro Community Foundation’s Monday night banquet announcing the start of its new “Impact Fund” will be remembered for more than the 45-minute electrical outage that occurred during speaker Larry Hatteberg’s entertaining presentation.

Granted, this kind of disruption rarely happens during a major public event, but at least with the passage of some time we hope the evening will be remembered as the start of a significant tool in Hillsboro’s future development. The creation of the Impact Fund will enable people to make tax-deductible contributions and estate gifts to an endowment that will be used to benefit the community in myriad ways.

The HCF board has set a goal to start the Impact Fund with a campaign of $250,000. It was announced Monday that more than $100,000 has already been contributed through gifts and pledges.

The Impact Fund will enable people, whether they are present or former residents, to give something back to a community that contributed something significant to their personal development and success. The Impact Fund is a good idea, and we salute the HCF board members for their commendable undertaking. -DR

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