During this season of renewal, we at the Delaware Community Foundation are renewing our commitment to helping you and all of our donors give with impact, maximizing the power of our collective charitable resources to improve quality of life for everyone in Delaware.
We do this through three key strategies: investing charitable assets for long-term growth, serving donors and providing leadership on important community issues. I’m pleased to share information about what we’ve been doing in those three strategic areas this quarter:
- Investing charitable assets
The DCF’s investment pools showed positive returns this quarter, in line with our benchmarks. Your fund statement(s)* for the period ending March 31, 2019 (Q3 FY19) can be viewed online at DonorCentral®. Statements include the relevant investment pool performance. Each pool’s dashboard, along with SEI’s Quarterly Review, is at delcf.org/investments.
- Serving donors
Our work would not be possible without you and other donors, and we need your feedback about how well we are serving you. On May 15, you will receive an email survey about the DCF from the Center for Effective Philanthropy. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey to help us understand how we may continuously improve our work to help you achieve your charitable goals.
- Providing leadership on important community issues
We are building our community impact team! This month, we are pleased to welcome Yolanda Rushdan as our program associate. Yolanda will play a key role in providing donors with information and convening important conversations throughout the state, including at our upcoming Focus on Dover, scheduled for June 27. Focus on Dover follows the successful Focus on Wilmington, held on Feb. 26. More information about these and other activities is available at delcf.org/focus-conversations.
We appreciate your commitment to our work to improve quality of life for everyone in Delaware. If you have questions about your statement, please contact Marie Stewart, donor services manager, at 302.504.5230.
With best regards and thanks for all you do,
President & CEO
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