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VisionBank Donates to Story County Community Foundation's Economic Development Efforts

March 29, 2013

Mike Phillips and Jennifer Garst, SCCF Development Director.

Pictured: Mike Phillips and Jennifer Garst, SCCF Development Director.

VisionBank recently presented a $2,000 gift to the Story County Community Foundation (SCCF) to support SCCF’s economic development efforts on behalf of small businesses. Mike Phillips, SVP/Retail Banking Manager reports, “VisionBank is excited to partner with SCCF as they work to increase opportunities in the county for small businesses to start and grow.”

The Story County Community Foundation is a vehicle for charitable giving that benefits Story County. Its pool of 88 philanthropic funds, created by donors, nonprofit agencies and organizations, exist in perpetuity and grow continuously to support the needs of both today and the future. Thanks to Iowa’s statewide County Endowment Fund Program Story County Community Foundation awarded 30 grants totaling over $100,000 to benefit the county in 2012. Story County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. http://www.storycountyfoundation.org/ 

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