Friday, September 19, 2014

NEP Telephone provide $30,000 for local education

NEP Telephone Provides $30,000 For Local Education

September 18, 2014 Montrose, PA: For the eighth consecutive year NEP Telephone, headquartered in Forest City, has made a generous contribution to the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. For the 2014-2015 academic year the regional telephone company has contributed $30,000 which will help provide tuition assistance to approximately 250 students from low and moderate income families who attend Pre-School and tuition based K-12 schools in northeastern Pennsylvania as well as funding special programs in the public schools. The Community Foundation has administered the Education Improvement Program since 2003 and in that time has raised more than $2,000,000 for education assistance for 2,500 students attending 37 schools in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties, as well as funding projects in the Abington Heights, Montrose Area, and Susquehanna Community School Districts. Including this recent donation NEP Telephone has contributed $258,000 for education assistance in northeastern Pennsylvania since 2007. Community Foundation President, Peter Quigg, states that “NEP Telephone has been an outstanding supporter of education in our region and their incredible generosity over the years has been a great help to local families and schools.”

In addition to this education assistance the Tourje family, proprietors of NEP Telephone for many generations, also hold the Jessie Osgood Tourje Memorial Fund at The Community Foundation that provides funding for special projects in the Blue Ridge, Forest City Regional, Mountain View, and Susquehanna Community School Districts. Over the years this permanent endowment has provided assistance for special projects such as Industrial Arts programs, anti-bullying assemblies, weather stations, libraries, outdoor classrooms, and tele-conference courses with the Philadelphia Art Museum. NEP Telephone provides phone, wireless, internet, and television service in northeastern Pennsylvania. Visit www.nep.net to learn more about their services. For more information about the work of The Community Foundation please visit www.community-foundation.org.

People in Photograph left to right:

Steven Tourje: President & CEO Northeastern PA Telephone Co.

Peter Quigg: President The Community Foundation

 

 

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NBT Bank Supports Local Education

 

September 8, 2014 Montrose, PA: For the tenth consecutive year NBT Bank, formerly known as Pennstar Bank has made a generous contribution to the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. For the 2014-2015 academic year the bank has contributed $12,000 which will help The Community Foundation provide tuition assistance to hundreds of students from low and moderate income families who attend Pre-School and tuition based K-12 schools and programs in northeastern Pennsylvania as well as funding special programs in the public schools. The Community Foundation has administered the Education Improvement Program since 2003 and in that time has raised more than $2,000,000 for education assistance for more than 2,500 students attending 37 schools in five counties, as well as funding curriculum projects in the Susquehanna Community, Montrose Area, and Abington Heights school districts. Since 2004 NBT Bank has contributed more than $98,000 for education assistance in northeastern Pennsylvania. Community Foundation President, Peter Quigg, states that “NBT Bank has been a consistent supporter of education in our region and their generosity over the years has been a great help to local families and schools.”

NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of over 155 banking locations in five states, including upstate New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, northwestern Vermont, western Massachusetts, and southern New Hampshire. NBT Bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, NY. NBT Bancorp Inc. had assets of $7.9 billion as of June 30, 2014, and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB. More information about NBT Bank and NBT Bancorp can be found on the internet at www.nbtbank.com and www.nbtbancorp.com. For more information about the work of The Community Foundation please visit www.community-foundation.org.

People in photograph left to right:

Richard Soden, Vice President, NBT Bank Commercial Relationship Manager

Terry Cooper, Branch Manager, NBT Bank of Montrose

Kim Smith, Branch Manager, NBT Bank of Great Bend and New Milford

Shirley Kelly, Branch Manager, NBT Bank of Choconut

Peter Quigg, President The Community Foundation

Robert Welch, Senior Vice President & Market Manager NBT Bank

 

 

Commemoration at Spirit of 9/11 Memorial Park 2014

DanielCrismanThe Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to help spread the word about the upcoming Commemorative Service to take place Thursday September 11th at 6:00 PM at the Danny Crisman Memorial Park on Ridge Road in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. This year's Keynote Speaker will be Bill Evans, Father of Army Specialist William "Bill" Evans Pennsylvania Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division who was killed in action in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Specialist Evans was a graduate of Blue Ridge High School.
The Memorial Park was started by Debbie Crisman of South Montrose in memory of her son Danny who worked for Marsh & McLennan and who perished in the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. The park is intended to honor and remember not only Danny, but so many others from that fateful day as well as the thousands of members of the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice since then.
In addition to managing the Daniel Crisman Memorial College Scholarship to assist graduates of Montrose Area High School, The Community Foundation also administers a permanent charitable endowment to assist with the perpetual care of the Memorial Park so that it will forever remain a place of peaceful solace and reflection for many generations to come.

Women Helping Women Grants $4,000 to Local Agencies

WEBbanner 2014 WHW v2The Women Helping Women Fund at The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains recently provided $4,000 in grants to six regional organizations working on behalf of women of all ages. Susquehanna County Interfaith provides women's professional development classes. Trehab received assistance to run its Seeking Safety curriculum to address addiction and trauma. The Women's Resource Center received assistance for its ongoing advocacy and education programs to end domestic violence. The Caregiver's Library will be updated at the BSST Area Agency on Aging. Care Net will be able to purchase equipment for its education classes, and the Tunkhannock Area School District's TIGRESS program was funded to help provide life skills lessons.

In total, the Women Helping Women fund received funding requests in excess of $14,000. To help raise interest in developing this permanent endowment so that it may increase its granting ability a special networking breakfast will take place at 10:30 on Saturday October 4th at The Community Foundation at 270 Lake Avenue in Montrose. This will be a casual yet elegant catered annual event to meet caring and involved women of the Endless Mountains region. Informative presentations from this year's grant recipients will help illustrate the good work The Women Helping Fund is helping to support and will hopefully inspire additional donations to help enhance the endowment. For reservations and more information call Heather Taylor at The Community Foundation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 570-278-3800.

 

Support Susquehanna County Women

Sponsor a Woman You Know

October is breast cancer awareness month

WHWlogoMARIA2smallWomen Helping Women is pleased to announce an exciting new project happening here in our own backyard! We have partnered with Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania to sponsor women in Susquehanna County to get breast cancer screenings at Endless Mountains Health Systems.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. For a tax deductible donation of $200, you can sponsor a woman from Susquehanna County to get a screening. Screening is vital to early detection, which in turn increases survival rates of this devastating disease.

EMHS has offered a discounted rate to Susquehanna County women that get a screening during the month of October. The cost is less than 30% of the regular cost!

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has been working with Baker Hughes on the "Doing Our Bit For The Cure" project, which will be making a generous donation to Susan G. Komen® this October. To bring this project home to Susquehanna County, Cabot has initiated this project to partner with Women Helping Women to raise funds to fill all 128 available slots during October.

To sponsor a Susquehanna County woman, send your donation to
Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains
270 Lake Avenue
Montrose, PA 18801
Mark your donation WHW Screening

Or Donate Online
www.community-foundation.org

 

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