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Unity Foundation Matches Donations During ‘LaPorte County Gives’

MICHIGAN CITY, IN — Unity Foundation of La Porte County is celebrating 30 years of impacting our community by hosting La Porte County Gives, a 30-hour fundraising event between September 30 and October 1, 2022, at In addition to the 30-hour online giving period, donors may contribute in person at the Unity Foundation office until noon on September 29.

Donations during these time periods will be matched in proportion to dollars raised, and participants will share an additional $31,000 in special prizes. La Porte County Gives benefits 56 local, charitable causes with endowedfunds at Unity. Unity’s 25th Anniversary La Porte County Gives fundraising event raised over $360,000 for 60 funds.

“Unity Foundation is excited that we have exceeded our goal of $300,000 in matching funds. This means our donors’ money will go further if they donate through La Porte County Gives,” said Jamie Miller, Unity Foundation Development Officer.

At 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 the results will be revealed. “Who will the ultimate winners be? Every single person in La Porte County, now and forever,” said Maggi Spartz, Unity Foundation President.

Visit to learn more or call 219-879-0327 with questions. Unity’s office is located at 422 Franklin Street, Michigan City (2nd floor).

Since 1992, Unity Foundation of La Porte County has served donors, nonprofits and local communities. As La Porte County’s community foundation, it manages over $40 million in assets, administers more than 325 charitable funds, and has distributed more than $22 million through direct grants and scholarships. The Council on Foundations has deemed Unity Foundation in compliance with all Indiana and national ethical and operating standards for community foundations. Unity Foundation’s mission is to strengthen La Porte County now and forever by building permanent endowments; providing leadership; offering philanthropic vehicles for everyone; and, being a catalyst for social and economic vitality. For more information, please visit or call 219-879-0327.


Give Day Participating Funds
• African American Empowerment Fund
• Anam Cara Endowment Fund
• Arts In The Park Endowment Fund
• Beechwood Golf Course Endowment Fund
• Boys and Girls Club Endowment Fund
• Children’s Fund (Dunebrook)
• Court Appointed Special Advocate Endowment Fund (Family Advocates)
• DeCamp’s Band of Brothers Fund
• Dunes Arts Foundation Endowment Fund
• Erdheim – Chester Disease Global Alliance Fund
• Foundations for Youth Fund (Youth Service Bureau of LaPorte Co.)
• Friendship Botanic Gardens Endowment Fund
• The Gardner and Guerrucci Memorial Endowment Fund for The Social & Learning Institute
• The Graduates of Isaac C Elston High School Education Support Fund
• Hanna, Indiana Community Fund
• Homeward Bound, Inc. Endowment Fund
• Housing Opportunities, Inc. Endowment Fund
• Interfaith Community PADS Endowment Fund
• Junior Achievement Fund
• La Lumiere Scholarship Fund
• La Porte City Park Foundation Endowment Fund
• La Porte County Meals on Wheels Endowment Fund
• La Porte County Small Animal Shelter Endowment Fund
• La Porte County Symphony Orchestra Endowment Fund
• La Porte Family YMCA Child Care Center Fund
• La Porte Little Theatre Club Endowment Fund
• Leadership La Porte County Endowment Fund
• Lindsey O’Brien Kesling (LOK) Wishing Tree Foundation
• Lubeznik Center for the Arts Endowment Fund
• MCHS Athletic Booster Club, Inc. – Capital Fund
• Michiana Humane Society & SPCA Endowment Fund
• Michigan City Area Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation
• Michigan City Education Foundation
• Michigan City Homeless Fund
• Open Door Community Health Alliance Endowment Fund
• Paladin Fund
• Power For Good Fund (Unity Foundation)
• READ La Porte County Literacy Fund
• Reins of Life Michigan City Endowment Fund
• Ron Wood Jr Memorial Water Safety Fund
• The Salvation Army of La Porte Endowment Fund
• The Salvation Army of Michigan City, Indiana Endowment Fund
• Samaritan Counseling Centers Joseph & Suzanne Morris Endowment Fund
• Save the Dunes Conservation Fund
• Sculptor Isamu Noguchi Tribute Fund
• Shirley Heinze Land Trust Endowment for La Porte County
• Stepping Stone Shelter for Women
• Teacher Innovation Fund for MCAS (Michigan City Area Schools)
• Thomas C. & Blanch G. Stokes Community Fund
• United Way of La Porte County Endowment Fund
• Unity Foundation County-Wide Scholarship Fund
• Unity Foundation Operating Endowment
• VNA Hospice of NWI Endowment
• Westville Community Fund
• Westville Police Department Scholarship
• Worthy Women Recovery Home, Inc. Endowment Fund

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