WASHINGTON, IND. (January 5, 2016) – Perdue Farms, through the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Daviess County Community Foundation. This unrestricted fund donation will be deposited in the Perdue Farms Unrestricted Fund and matched by the Lilly Endowment Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative.
“This gift builds the Perdue Farms Fund with our Community Foundation. This fund was first established in 2002 and has already awarded over $7,000 in grants back to charitable programs and projects in this community,” said Mary Smith, director of the Daviess County Community Foundation. “Perdue Farm’s partnership with us is making a difference in Daviess County and will do so forever. On behalf of our Board, I extend our sincere appreciation for this gift and their ongoing support.”
David Wells, director of Perdue operations in Washington, said, “We are pleased to work closely with the Daviess County Community Foundation and to partner with them for all they do for our community. Their ability to provide a perpetual source of Community Good grants through the Perdue Farms Fund impacts Daviess County today and will continue to do so well into the future.”
About the Daviess County Community Foundation
Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.
A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 17-member advisory board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of 140 permanent funds, established by caring people and organizations that give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.
Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit
www.Community Foundation Alliance.org/Daviess.
About Lilly Endowment Inc.
Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by J.K. Lilly and his two sons, Eli and J.K. Jr., with gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical company. In keeping with the founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community development, education and religion and maintains a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana. The Endowment affords special emphasis to projects that benefit young people and financial self-sufficiency in the nonprofit, charitable sector. To learn more, visit http://www.lillyendowment.org.
About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART®, PERDUE® HARVESTLAND®, COLEMAN PREMIUM® and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. Learn more about Perdue Farms at www.perduefarms.com.
About The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work. At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture.
Erich Felkner, left, and David Wells with Perdue Farms, and Mary Smith, Glenda Scudder, John Dudenhoeffer, and Alex Knepp, with the Daviess County Community Foundation.