What is the mission of the Rose Valley Centennial Foundation (RVCF)?
What is the “magic” of Rose Valley?
What can you do to help preserve our magic?
What will the RVCF actually do?
How is the RVCF organized and how will it function?
Don’t we already have enough organizations in Rose Valley? Do we really need another one?
Can you give us some examples of projects RVCF may be considering?
Do you have to be a member of the RVCF Board to submit ideas for projects or grants?
Question: What is the mission of the Rose Valley Centennial Foundation (RVCF)?
Answer: The mission of the RVCF is to assist in perpetuating the “magic” of Rose Valley for all Rose Valley residents now and well into the next century by creating and supporting initiatives that:
- Beautify and preserve our natural environment
- Keep our history alive
- Build on our unique sense of community
- Promote resident participation and volunteerism
Question: What is the “magic” of Rose Valley?
Answer: Ask a newcomer why he/she moved here and they might say that it was a combination of the quality of the neighborhood, the sense of community, the natural beauty, the central location, the walking paths, the friendly neighbors, or the many acres of forested lands, to name a few. Ask a long-time resident why they have stayed here and you might hear them say that it has been because of the unique extras that mattered like membership in the Rose Valley Folk, the Rose Valley Swimming Pool, the Hedgerow Theatre, the Hedgerow Theatre Guild, the walking paths, the Fourth of July celebration, the Gardeners of Rose Valley, the Environmental Action Committee, the Holiday Decorations, the Town Watch, the Historic District, the Valley Voices, the Folk Variety Show, and so forth. All of these are elements that make up the magic of Rose Valley.
Question: What can you do to help preserve our magic?
Answer: Many of us give back to our community by volunteering our time and talents. You can join our volunteers, offer your ideas and/or consider making deductible contribution(s) to our Rose Valley Centennial Foundation. Your contribution(s) will help us make certain that the uniqueness of Rose Valley is secure for generations to come. Check out your giving options by pulling down the “Giving” menu on the home page.
Question: What will the RVCF actually do?
Answer: The RVCF will support its mission by encouraging and creating charitable projects within the boundaries of Rose Valley Borough without relying on tax revenues. It will do this by soliciting ideas from residents and then funding accepted projects through donations from those who love Rose Valley. Perhaps your business may make a matching donation or grant.
Question: How is the RVCF organized and how will it function?
Answer: The RVCF is led by a Board of Directors that operates under rules that apply to Pennsylvania nonprofit corporations that are recognized as 501(c)(3) charities. The Foundation conducts charitable activities and makes grants and is funded by our residents and other supporters. Transparency is the key to our success. We will report our activities on our website. We will be fiscally responsible. We will be a watch dog of funds we have invested.
Question: Don’t we already have enough organizations in Rose Valley? Do we really need another one?
Answer: The “magic” of the RVCF’s goal is that it is not uni-focused. Any charitable activity that furthers the RVCF’s mission can be funded. The RVCF of course will support activities of existing charitable organizations and will support other charitable initiatives, each on a case-by-case basis, in order to preserve our unique heritage and the magic that Rose Valley offers today. It will:
- Plan for future charitable projects and initiatives that are not funded by our taxpayers,
- Encourage and support the execution of these initiatives,
- Contact present and former residents to personally and financially support the RVCF’s mission.
Question: Do you have to be a member of the RVCF Board to submit ideas for projects or grants?
Answer: No, definitely not. Rose Valley is built on community and the RVCF wants to extend participation to as wide a community as possible