Midwest Writing Center Endowment

MWCThe Midwest Writing Center (MWC) helps writers of all ages, talents and interests develop their craft, find audiences and establish a writing community where they can learn and grow in a supportive environment. Through public readings, workshops, critique groups, contests, publications and partnerships, the Center enriches the community with its emphasis on literary arts and education. Writers are encouraged and supported to create and document the stories of their imagination and life, which will in turn create a record of their human experience.

Submitted by Ryan Collins, Midwest Writing Center:

MWC felt that having an endowment fund would help insure the continuation of our organization and mission. When the opportunity was available to receive matching funds from the Riverboat Development Authority and the CFGRB we felt we needed to try to raise the required matching funds. We were successful and have continued to increase our endowment through the generosity of our supporters.

We use the endowment spendable balance for operating costs. Operating costs are the most difficult funds to secure so these funds are very important to our small organization.

Here at MWC, we recognize donors with a personal letter of thanks, on our website, and at celebratory events (Literary Awards Banquet).

We do not have a stated amount goal for the endowment, but we do hope to continue to increase the endowment through annual gifts and bequests. We are aware of a few individuals who have the Midwest Writing Center as part of their estate plan, and are excited and grateful for their gifts.

"It's amazing how something small can become something great. It blossoms from people caring."

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