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Royal Neighbors Foundation Donates $20,000 to Local NonProfits Impacted by Pandemic

Nov 20, 2020

(November 20, 2020, Rock Island, Ill.) – The Royal Neighbors Foundation has made a series of donations to five local nonprofit organizations including the YWCA, Friends of Hauberg Civic Center, Heart of Hope Ministries, Living Proof Exhibit, and Best Buddies at Augustana College.

“We were fortunate to receive a $20,000 grant in October. We decided to pay these dollars forward to a few of the many organizations who do so much to support the people of our community,” said Foundation President Mary Staver. “We asked Foundation supporters to nominate local organizations to receive the funds. An impartial panel of judges determined the recipients.”

Pamela Crouch, Executive Director of Living Proof Exhibit, stated, “Reducing the stress of a cancer diagnosis is especially important during this pandemic. This grant will help Living Proof Exhibit provide hope and healing through the arts to many Quad Citizens touched by cancer.”

Said Matt Stoefen, Board Member at the Friends of Hauberg Civic Center, “This year has been challenging for so many and we are grateful for the support.”

“We hope these funds will help these organizations address the expenses and unforeseen challenges that have impacted them due to our current pandemic,” Ms. Staver added.

Mary Staver |‭ (309) 732-8269

About Royal Neighbors Foundation
The Royal Neighbors Foundation is the independent philanthropic foundation of Royal Neighbors of America. It was established in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) public charity to provide financial education and support causes that empower women and their families. Special emphasis is placed on its mission of building women’s futures through financial education. The Foundation is funded through donations from Chapters, individual donors, Royal Neighbors vendor partners, and employees.  

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