Main Street Minute
Why do we say “Manning, Iowa…It’s Refreshing.”?? The many reasons include past generations who were willing to invest in Manning’s future. Their investments have ensured that Manning remains a vibrant community. Drive around and look at other communities our size. Most of them are stagnant. Why are they dying and why is Manning vibrant? What is different about Manning? The difference is YOU. It is due to the efforts and investments of you, your friends, neighbors and generations of past Manning area residents. Please read the press release in today’s Monitor regarding the new Refresh Manning Trust fund. The trust fund provides an opportunity for you to be part of Manning’s future. Main Street Manning, Manning Rotary and Manning Betterment have joined together to ensure Manning stays vibrant in future years and for future generations. I am excited about it and I hope you will be also! Help ensure Manning continues to be vibrant. The trust fund makes it easy to donate. You can invest as little as $100 or donate a farm! It is expensive and time consuming to establish your own charitable trust. Consider donating to Manning’s future through the Refresh Manning Trust Fund. It is a gift that “keeps on giving”. According to Iowa Community Foundations, a $25,000 gift will provide $46,172 in grant monies over 25 years and will still have a value of $69, 257 (assumes 8.5% growth and 4% annual distributions).
Donations can be made upon one’s death through a will or can be made while you are alive. If Warren Timmerman were alive today, I am certain he would be impressed with the improvements his investment has made. On a personal level, my Mom wanted to erect 3 statues in Manning’s Catholic cemetery. She made a decision to donate the money while she is alive. As a result, she is able to enjoy seeing the results of that investment. It provides her a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
This holiday season, you will have a new opportunity to “give a gift to Manning”. It will be a gift that keeps on giving. Or you can make plans to donate to this trust fund in future years. The trust fund is designed to be here for generations. I ask you to seriously consider investing in Manning’s future. Thanks for your consideration!!
Why do we say “Manning, Iowa…It’s Refreshing.”?? It is due to our businesses, our volunteers and our entire surrounding area. The sense of community goes beyond the city limits. It includes our local farmers and all those who live in our rural areas.