Food & Drink
MCCF Celebrates “Gifts of the Vine” for Local Scholarships
Jasper’s Restaurant was the place to be when the Montgomery County Community Foundation (MCCF) celebrated their annual Gifts of the Vine fundraising dinner on February 6th.
Since its inception in 2011, Jasper’s has hosted the event which raises funds for grants and scholarships. MCCF awarded 30 community grants and 9 scholarships in 2016 totaling $148,700. These grants have enabled 30 non-profits in Montgomery County to fund grant specific requests that might not otherwise have been funded.
“Jasper’s has enjoyed being part of The Woodlands community for over 12 years, and giving back through the Montgomery County Community Foundation has been a great way to show our appreciation,” noted Frank Santos, Jasper’s General Manager. “We close the restaurant for the evening to present this event and we love seeing guests from all over the county. Since MCCF donates scholarships and grants to a lot of non-profits, Jasper’s benefits by helping many different organizations though our one sponsorship!”
Shannon Kidd, Executive Director of MCCF noted, “Jasper’s sponsorship is an incredible blessing for us and enables MCCF to donate more funds towards our scholarships and grant requests. Our Distribution Committee works so hard to make sure the needs of the community are met within our interest groups.”
Kidd continued, “ Montgomery County Community Foundation serves as an advocate for our county resources by supplementing the funding for those organizations who have a specific need. We are grateful for the continued funding and support that we receive from contributors who help to build our permanent fund.”
The mission of MCCF is to provide leadership in Montgomery County by directing sustainable financial resources that strengthen our community. The Foundation administers funds contributed by individuals, corporations, foundations, and other sources to enrich and enhance the quality of life in Montgomery County in perpetuity. For more information about the Montgomery County Community Foundation, visit www.MCCFoundation.org.