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Written by Linda Martin   
Monday, 22 October 2012 13:37

Representatives of the East Moline Foundation announced a new program this week to benefit the citizens of East Moline and the surrounding area.

Chairman of the East Moline Foundation, Doug Reynolds said donors who give $500 or more to the East Moline Foundation will have an engraved plaque and tree planted in their honor. Gifts can also be made to honor the memory of a loved one. The trees will be planted throughout East Moline.

Mr. Reynolds also noted that East Moline Mayor John Thodos is kicking off the initiative with a Mayor’s Challenge Fund. He is asking current and past city and local elected officials to join him in this program to support the people of East Moline. The first plaque and tree were planted near the Quarter Visitor’s Center in East Moline In celebration of their one year anniversary, the East Moline Foundation also announce that they are at 70% of their goal of $109,000 for 2012. One year ago this week, the East Moline Foundation was officially unveiled to the community. Since then, the Board has initiated several fundraising activities, met with financial advisors , and added two new Board members. Today, the campaign continues to raise $109,000 to match a $109,000 challenge gift already made by leaders of the East Moline Foundation.

The dollar amount of “109” refers to the 109-year anniversary of the City of East Moline in 2012. Donations to the East Moline Foundation may be mailed to: Bill Phares, P.O. Box 457, East Moline, Illinois 61244 or call (309)796-0170.

In other remarks, East Moline Foundation Board Chairman noted, “Hungry children will be fed, the poor will be housed, and the needy clothed, thanks to the many gifts that have been received, and those yet to come.”

The East Moline Foundation, founded in 2011, is affiliated with the Moline Foundation as a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, workforce development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of East Moline and the surrounding area, including the Quad Cities region in both Iowa and Illinois. The East Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts & works with citizens to achieve their dreams to improve the community.

Officers and members of the East Moline Foundation include: Doug Reynolds, Chairman, Bob Baecke, Vice Chairman, Bill Phares, Secretary-Treasurer, Pat VanBruwaene, and Larry Anderson.


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