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Ryan Scott Ottney

PDT Staff Writer

The Scioto Foundation will offer Scioto County participating nonprofit organizations (NPOs) a new opportunity to raise money for their endowment funds when it sponsors “Scioto Gives,” a one-day matching gift program on Oct. 24, 2013.

Scioto Gives will establish a new partnership between local NPOs and the Scioto Foundation as it assists the nonprofits with their annual membership drives and helps smaller, grass roots NPOs accept online gifts. To implement the new idea, the Scioto Foundation has set aside $20,000 to use as matching money for 2013.

Contributions from donors will be received on the Scioto Foundation website, www.sciotogives.org from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 24. Donors can also drop checks off at the Foundation office at 303 Chillicothe St., in Portsmouth, or transfer stocks between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the designated day.

Fifteen non-profit organizations are participating in the campaign, and each week the Daily Times will profile some of them here.

United Way of Scioto & Adams Counties

The United Way of Scioto & Adams Counties strives to find solutions to our community’s most serious problems. The United Way is a voluntary non-profit organization that consists of volunteers who live or work in Scioto or Adams Counties. The mission of the local United Way is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. The United Way supports agencies who are a 501(c)3 status so that they may carry out their mission and meet the needs of those in need who reside in Scioto and Adams Counties.

The endowment fund is an opportunity to provide support for the future of the United Way. The fund was created to receive memorial/honorary gifts, bequests and donations for long-term investment.

According to Mary Ann Miars-Peercy, Executive Director of the United Way, “By establishing the United Way Endowment fund through the Scioto Foundation, it allows the United Way to see a vision for the future and secure funds that can be used at a later time when it is most needed in the community.”

For more information about United Way of Scioto & Adams Counties, visit them on Facebook, Twitter or online at www.uwsciotocounty.org, by phone 740-353-5121, by email liveunited@uwsciotocounty.org or stop by the office located at 1671 Grant St., Portsmouth.

Ryan Scott Ottney can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 287, or rottney@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Ryan on Twitter @PDTwriter.

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