Support Ruthmere Forever


What is Ruthmere Forever?

"Ruthmere Forever" is a giving program that supports Ruthmere Campus programs today while also building sustainability for the future. When you participate with a Ruthmere Forever gift, you ensure that the history, art and culture that you have come to love at Ruthmere will continue for generations to come. 

  •  THE DILEMMA: HOW TO BUILD ENDOWMENT WHILE MEETING PROGRAM NEEDS.
    Every organization, including Ruthmere, wants to be sustainable for the FUTURE, but at the same time requires support to fulfill their mission NOW. Successfully achieving both goals simultaneously is a daunting challenge.

  •  RUTHMERE FOREVER PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS 
    Ruthmere has developed a creative solution to solve this dilemma.  The Ruthmere Forever program consists of:
    Ruthmere  Forever Donations (green slice of pie)
    Ruthmere Forever Challenge Match Contributions (blue slice of pie)
    Community Foundation of Elkhart County, aka CFEC (pink slice of pie).


  • Ruthmere Forever Donations support Ruthmere's long term sustainability.  The IMPACT of these donations is DOUBLED through the 25% match from the CFEC and the 75% match from the Ruthmere Forever Challenge Match Contributions. Ruthmere Forever Donations (minimum of $100) are made to the CFEC Ruthmere Forever Endowed Funds managed by the CFEC.
  • Ruthmere Forever Challenge Match Contributions directly support Ruthmere's current programs. These  Contributions match up against 75% of Ruthmere Forever Donations--making possible the doubling of the impact of Ruthmere Forever Donations (green slice of pie).  Ruthmere Forever Challenge Match Contributions keep Ruthmere's programs thriving today, and simultaneously inspire generosity from the public to give into the Ruthmere Forever Endowed Funds.  There are no restrictions on the amounts of Ruthmere Forever Challenge Match contributions. These contributions to directly to Ruthmere.
  •  The CFEC provides a 25% match to all Ruthmere Forever Donations made into Ruthmere Forever Endowed Funds.

  •  HOW IT WORKS IN TWO SENTENCES
    1. Ruthmere Forever Donors make their donations payable to the CFEC toward a Ruthmere Forever endowed fund,      thereby earning an immediate 25% match from the CFEC into that same fund.  The Ruthmere Forever endowed funds grow to produce sustainability.

    2. Ruthmere Forever donations are matched 75% by Ruthmere Forever Challenge Match Contributors whose matching support goes toward current Ruthmere Campus programs.

RUTHMERE’S ENDOWED FUNDS GROW.
RUTHMERE'S CURRENT PROGRAM NEEDS ARE MET.
DILEMMA SOLVED!


THE CHOICE IS YOURS!
Through friendly competition between Ruthmere Forever Donors and Ruthmere Forever Challenge Match Contributitors, the impact of public support is DOUBLED.

CAN'T MAKE UP YOUR MIND WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT? 
NEVER FEAR--GIVE TO BOTH!

Several Ruthmere supporters have decided that they want to support BOTH long term sustainability AND thriving programs in the present.  These folks have discovered that Ruthmere Forever helps them "do it all" in one easy program.  The Ruthmere Forever funding program has replaced the traditional Ruthmere Annual Fund as the principal giving mechanism for charitable support.  Ruthmere Forever gifts in both categories are 100% tax deductible.  Ruthmere Forever is separate and distinct from Ruthmere membership support and does not carry membership benefits. For more information contact Executive Director Bill Firstenberger at 574-264-0330 ext. 105 or email bfirstenberger@ruthmere.org.

(574)-264-0330

(888)-287-7696


302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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