Franklin Community Center is thrilled to announce that Fingerpaint and local philanthropists Ed and Lisa Mitzen have donated $250,000 to support the Center. Fingerpaint and the Mitzen family are well-known throughout the community for their significant contributions to social service agencies.
“The compassion Lisa and Ed and the Fingerpaint staff continually show our community is truly remarkable. Their donation will be used to help with an expansion campaign we are planning for Franklin,” stated executive director, Kari Cushing. The growing need for services has prompted the Center to expand its physical space.
Jason Lynch, the president of Franklin’s board of directors, said, “Our goal at the center is to meet the needs as they exist in our community, and those needs have grown exponentially over the years.”
“Knowing how much the need for services has increased over the years, we wanted to do our part to help the center grow to meet those needs. It’s an honor for me and Lisa and our entire staff at Fingerpaint to support the mission and expansion. We can’t wait to see it come together and have such a big impact on our community.”
The center plans to announce their expansion campaign in 2020 and is excited to share the details with the community. “We are honored to have the support of Fingerpaint and Ed and Lisa behind us. Their continued commitment to our less fortunate community members is evident in the multiple agencies they lend support to,” said Cushing. “We couldn’t ask for a better partner.”