Guys Who Give (Vigo County)

Guys Who Give is a philanthropic men’s group, coordinated by the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, designed to provide financial support for charitable causes in Vigo County, IN while creating a sense of community. Guys Who Give is open to all men – the more men involved, the greater impact!

Overview:

Guys Who Give is composed of men who share a common desire to give back to their local community.

Members commit to donating $500 annually. The first $100 supports an endowment in the Wabash Valley Community Foundation that will be used to serve future needs. The remaining $400 is used to support the 4 nonprofits selected by members throughout the year ($100 at each meeting). For example, if we have 100 members, each quarter the group will award a $10,000 grant to a local nonprofit organization. For the first time, Guys Who Give is offering a reduced membership for members 40 years old and younger to encourage philanthropy. The reduced membership requires $50 for the membership fee and then $50 at each meeting, totaling $250 for the year.

Guys Who Give YMCA Check Presentation

Invite a friend, or two!

The more members we have, the more good we can do.

Our membership is what keeps our group going! Invite family, friends from church, social clubs, anyone that might be interested in joining our organization. The more members we have, the bigger impact we can make for nonprofit organizations in our community! Don’t forget to mention the discounted membership for men 40 and younger!

Click here for a membership form!

Meeting Dates - 2021

Wednesday, March 24 – Email Meeting

Wednesday, June 23 – TBD

Wednesday, September 22 – TBD

Tuesday, November 24 – TBD

 

Registration and networking begins at 5:15 p.m.. Business meeting begins at 5:45 p.m. and concludes around 6:30 p.m

Guys Who Give support children and teachers through the Vigo County Education Foundation

Did you miss the second quarter meeting? We had three great presentations and we made a BIG change to our meeting format for the September 26th meeting! Let’s fill you in!  First, a BIG thank you to our food sponsor for the evening – Morgan Stanley! If your business is interested in sponsoring the snacks for the […]

Miracle on 7th Street triumphs at first quarter meeting of Guys Who Give Vigo!

Good morning Guys Who Give! If you missed the meeting, here is a recap: Our meeting was sponsored by Morgan Stanley and hosted by the Sycamore Country Club, thank you to both for being so generous! First we heard from Terry Hogan on behalf of Miracle on 7th Street. Terry explained that the organization would like […]

Guys Give $7,350 to Back Pack Program!

Here is a recap from last quarterly meeting of 2017: First, member Jacob Hellmann introduced his guest Jordan Davidson who spoke on behalf of the Wabash Valley Christian Youth Camp. The camp serves approximately 300 campers each year from ages 8 to 18, campers stay overnight and participate in a variety of activities. The camp […]

Guys Who Give Gift CODA with $7,350!

If you were unable to make the meeting last night, here is a recap of the 3rd quarter meeting: First, we heard from member Robert McMahan who brought in guest  Candace Cherry from a newer nonprofit Kids N More who asked for funds to go towards a facility for their organization to hold events. Next, […]

Catholic Charities Christmas Store Receives $7,050

The 2nd meeting of 2017 took place on June 21st at The Landing at Fort Harrison. We had a great turnout, here are the results!   Member Cary Albin introduced speaker Eleanor Ramseier who spoke on behalf of Youth for Christ asking for funding for a retreat for youth pastors, and supplies and grant money […]

YMCA Receives First Grant of 2017

The first meeting of 2017 took place on March 15th at the Saratoga restaurant. We had a great turnout and three great presentations! Member Kent Harris advocated on behalf of the Vigo County Historical Society Member Thomas Foster advocated on behalf of the YMCA for the Summer Camp program Member Linc Hobbs introduced guest David […]

Grant Recipients

Guys Who Give was established in March 2014. Since its inception, the group has awarded a grant each quarter, composed of $100 contributions from each member. The following organizations are the recipients of those grants:

2020 Grant Recipients

  • November 2020-
  • September 2020- Council on Domestic Abuse (CODA)
  • June 2020- Why Make Waves
  • April 2020- Happiness Bag

2019 Grant Recipients

2018 Grant Recipients

2017 Grant Recipients

2016 Grant Recipients

2015 Grant Recipients

2014 Grant Recipients