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Denise Fries will celebrate her birthday this year by giving back to the community through a $50,000 matching grant for area nonprofits.Denise Fries has a history of giving back to this community in a big way. On the 20th anniversary of her business, Fries Financial Services, she donated $20,000 and a sports car to a matching grant program that ended up generating more than $160,000 for 17 local charities. In celebration of her 50th Birthday later this year, Fries plans to top those results with a $50,000 matching grant that will be carried out in conjunction with the Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley. This time, however, Fries’ gift will keep on giving forever because her funds will be placed into endowment funds for the recipient organizations, generating grant funding each and every year into the future.

To take part in the matching grant program, any charitable organization in the community can apply for one of 15 matching grants, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 before April 13. The organizations that are selected will plan and carry out their own fundraisers to generate money equal to or greater than their grant. This way at least $100,000 will be generated to support the organizations.

Denise Fries will celebrate her birthday this year by giving back to the community through a $50,000 matching grant for area nonprofits.Denise Fries has a history of giving back to this community in a big way. On the 20th anniversary of her business, Fries Financial Services, she donated $20,000 and a sports car to a matching grant program that ended up generating more than $160,000 for 17 local charities. In celebration of her 50th Birthday later this year, Fries plans to top those results with a $50,000 matching grant that will be carried out in conjunction with the Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley. This time, however, Fries’ gift will keep on giving forever because her funds will be placed into endowment funds for the recipient organizations, generating grant funding each and every year into the future.

To take part in the matching grant program, any charitable organization in the community can apply for one of 15 matching grants, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 before April 13. The organizations that are selected will plan and carry out their own fundraisers to generate money equal to or greater than their grant. This way at least $100,000 will be generated to support the organizations. The groups will be free to use the funds generated from their own fundraisers in any way they see fit, and the matching grant from Fries Financial Services will be placed into an endowment fund at the Community Foundation benefiting the selected organizations.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information, or an application, please visit www.cfbv.org or contact Derek Dictson at derek@cfbv.org or (979) 575-4496. Applications must be received by April 13.

Fries Financial Services has a tradition of placing their clients’ needs first, and Fries was recently honored for that commitment by being selected for Research Magazine’s Hall of Fame published in the December issue. Fries was selected for the magazine’s 21st annual recognition of leaders in the financial services industry who demonstrate superior client service and community involvement. Fries Financial Services manages more than $200 million for their clients and have been providing financial services since 1984.  Visit www.friesfinancial.com for more information.

 The Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley is a public charity created by and for the people of the Brazos Valley to promote long-term philanthropic giving through the establishment and management of charitable endowment funds. It enables people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the issues they care about in our community. The Community Foundation ensures that donors can leave “Your Legacy. For Good. Forever.” The foundation currently manages more than 50 charitable endowment funds with assets of over $2 million, which generate over $80,000 of grants benefiting local nonprofits each year.