23 organizations were happy to accept cheques from the Carman Area Foundation Inc.


Director Brent Vankoughnet says it felt great to help these organizations tackle projects they may otherwise never have been able to take on.

He adds it also shows the support the community has for the foundation and one another.

Vankoughnet says the evening is not only a fundraising event but a celebration of philanthrophy and community.

He says they handed out $21,500 in grants this year.

The foundations total assets lie at $591,181 which has been steadily climbing every year.

Vankoughnet says their goal is to simply keep that amount growing.