Carthage Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving the community of Carthage.

Our Mission

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Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Carthage through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration and public leadership.

Since our founding on May 24, 1999, Carthage Community Foundation has distributed more than $10,418,383 in grants to the community. We now hold assets totaling $13,566,514 as of June 30, 2022.

Our Leadership

Our foundation is led by members of the community.

  • Stephanie Howard, President
  • John Nicholas, Vice President
  • Delores Honey, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Jessica Andrews Adams
  • Amy Cole
  • Andrew Jordan
  • Danny Lambeth
  • Kate Lasley
  • Kristi Montague
  • Jay Thompson
  • Bren Flanigan
  • Susan Coy
  • Bill Putnam Jr., Advisory Board Member
  • Patrick Scott, Advisory Board Member
  • Jeff Williams, Advisory Board Member
  • Chanti Beckham, Foundation Coordinator

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Carthage Community Foundation’s Giving Circle

What is Carthage 365?

A group of individuals that donates an annual contribution of $365 per member to a charity or community project in Carthage for a larger community impact.

Who decides on the recipient of the gift?

The group does! They come together at an annual awareness “party” and vote on where the collective gift should be distributed.

How much commitment is involved?

A dollar a day gift is the commitment, everyone gets a vote. If you choose, you can submit to be on the leadership committee that decides on the list of projects that are included for consideration to receive the gift. All members are encouraged to invite friends to join.

Where does my money go?

Carthage Community Foundation has created a fund that holds the annual contributions for the Giving Circle until the annual awareness "party". Once the circle determines the nonprofit to receive that year's gift, the gift is distributed, zeroing out the account and the next year's contributions grow the fund for the next year.

Who should join the group?

The goal is to get our community excited about giving. People aged 20-50 sometimes don’t know where or how to give back or don’t think that their gift will be impactful. We hope that this group spurs excitement about giving back to the community by seeing the effects of a collective, larger gift.

Carthage Legacy Society

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Kevin and Sandi Checkett
  • Amy and Chad Cole
  • Darren and Heather Collier
  • Robert and Rebecca* Copeland
  • Virginia Esterly*
  • Pat and Judy Goff
  • Steven and Cynthia Head
  • Jim and Delores Honey
  • Kenneth Johnson*
  • Donald and Gloria LaFerla
  • Daniel and Mary Pat Lambeth
  • Kristi Montague
  • Samuel R. Morrow Jr.*
  • Marilyn R. Nicholas*
  • Mike, Lee and Emma Pound
  • Mr. and Mrs. William C. Putnam, Jr.
  • Ruth I. Kolpin Rubison *
  • Patrick Scott
  • Dr.* and Mrs.* W. Russell Smith
  • Jane C. Trogdon
  • Jeffrey A. Williams


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