2014 Rudnick Scholarship Recipients 11 Students Awarded $26,000

This year, the Oscar and Libbie Rudnick Scholarship Fund at Kern Community Foundation awarded its first cohort of recipients, totaling $26,000. The scholarship was originally established by Dr. David Falk to honor his late wife’s parents, who immigrated to the US to escape persecution and oppression in Czarist Russia.

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September Nonprofit Newsletter

This month's newsletter contains grant opportunities, a free workshop, Giving USA's annual study, and networking opportunity for young professionals.

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Measure of Our Mission

In 2013 Kern Community Foundation made over $1.5 million in grants. Visit our Facebook to see our mission of growing community and growing philanthropy in action.

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Kern Community Foundation Live!

See our powerfully simple mission of growing community and growing philanthropy LIVE! We are proud to recognize these local charitable organizations for their transparency, accountability and overall good work helping to make Kern County a better place to live, to work and to visit.

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Give the Gift of Giving

A charitable Giving Card is the perfect gift for anyone. They are easy to purchase and can be redeemed to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States. Customized Giving Cards are also a great way to thank customers or reward valued employees.

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Women’s and Girls’ Fund Leads, Many Follow, and Hundreds of Lives Are Changed

Each day thousands of women and girls across Kern County are hard at work giving time, talent and treasure in support of charitable causes they care about. Since 2004, more than 400 hundred of them have embraced the bold mission of a one-of-a-kind leadership initiative of Kern Community Foundation in an effort to improve the lives of women and girls in our community.

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A United Front, Couple Gives Back to Community Now and Forever

He’s in a t-shirt and shorts; she’s in pumps and pearls. He loves hunting and motorcycles; and she loves, well, not hunting or motorcycles. And while they say opposites attract, Rob and Judi McCarthy have spent years together, committing themselves to one common goal: giving back to the Kern County community.

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