FEATURE FEATURE Building the Foundation from the Ground Up Attention DCMS Members, Families and Friends! Your help is needed! W 8 e are literally building the Foundation of the Delaware County Medical Society "from the ground up" to help address the society's long-term goals of continued involvement in many aspects of public health throughout Delaware County and the establishment of an endowment and scholarship fund. There's already some talk about partnering with local members of the art community to coordinate and host a fundraising event to be held in Delaware County during the spring of 2018. There's no significant experience needed in philanthropy or administering charity work, but we'd love to enroll some "rookies" and some seasoned veteran experts to assist in this work! The good news is that we've already accomplished the organizational aspects and received approval from the IRS; the Foundation of the DCMS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We're able to offer a tax deduction letter to donors and seek grants and awards from government and private organizations. We'd love to be a part of charitable giving plans with some of our members and can assist with experts in annuities and other "structured giving" programs. If you have an interest or have a colleague who may be interested, please contact the DCMS staff at (610) 8927750 or email email@example.com. We would be very pleased to meet with you to discuss the Foundation. DELAWARE COUNTY MEDICINE & HEALTH summer 2017 The DCMS has had a longstanding involvement in the public health of the community.