Friday, July 28, 2017

Community Bank, N.A. Supports Camp Invention

Community Bank Camp Invention 2017

Peter Quigg, President Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains; Susan Bugno, Principal Tunkhannock Area Middle School; Lisa Sniscak, Tunkhannock 5th Grade Teacher and Camp Invention Director; Barbara Maculloch, President Community Bank NA

Community Bank NA recently provided $12,000 in assistance to Camp Invention held at the Tunkhannock Area School District. The contribution was made through the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit program administered by the Tunkhannock Area School District Foundation which is an affiliate of The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. This assistance enabled 62 Middle School students to attend the one week summer enrichment program to foster an interest in science and technology. Camp Invention is held in schools throughout the United States and more can be learned at The Community Foundation has provided such assistance to Tunkhannock’s Camp Invention for ten years and is pleased to have Community Bank NA be the corporate sponsor for 2017.

This assistance continues a tradition of Community Bank NA supporting education in northeastern Pennsylvania, and since 2007 the bank has worked with The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains regarding various educational assistance projects in this region. Barbara Maculloch, President of Community Bank NA states that “the bank is very pleased to assist deserving students and we hope this was an interesting and enjoyable start to their summer vacation.” Lisa Sniscak, Director of Camp Invention, points out that this assistance from the bank will enable local students to receive the technical and scientific education that is so vital to today’s students.

Community Bank NA has 32 branches serving northeastern Pennsylvania and provides a full array of banking services as well as wealth management advice including insurance and trust administration. More can be learned at

Community Foundation Congratulates 2017 Graduates


shutterstock 94853899The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains extends congratulations to the High School graduates who will receive tuition assistance from 87 college scholarship awards that have been granted by The Community Foundation this spring. More than $123,000 will be provided to graduates from eleven High Schools or Career and Technology Schools in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties. Furthermore, The Community Foundation’s participation in the Pennsylvania PATH program will allow students who matriculate at Pennsylvania colleges to be nominated for potential matching funding. The Community Foundation thanks the donors who have established these permanent scholarships and wishes good luck to all the scholarship recipients on the next phase of their education.

Denise Reddon Fund Established for Susquehanna Athletics

Denise Reddon Fund presentation May 30 2017People in the photo, right to left:  Bronson Stone, Superintendent Susquehanna Community School District; Mary Jane Reddon, mother of Denise; Peter Quigg, President Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to announce the formation of the Denise Reddon Memorial Fund that will provide annual support for the Athletic Department of the Susquehanna Community School District. This permanent endowment was established by Ms. Reddon’s family and friends to honor her years of service to the school district and the community.

Denise passed away in 2010 after having taught and coached at Susquehanna Community for 27 years. In addition to coaching girls’ basketball, softball, volleyball, and cheerleading, Denise was also the district’s Athletic Director. It is fitting that her endowment will provide annual assistance to support athletics in the school district. At her passing Denise was also in her second term as Mayor of Susquehanna. The endowment’s first grant was recently provided to help the district prepare for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Donations to honor Denise’s years of school and community service and to assist the Athletic Department of the Susquehanna Community School District may be sent to the Denise Reddon Memorial Fund at The Community Foundation 270 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801 or online at .


Montrose Minutemen Receive Generous Bequest

Minutemen LogoThe Montrose Minutemen Ambulance service recently received a generous bequest from the estate of David Mitchell of Franklin Township who passed away in November of 2015. Jim Krupinski, Director of the Minutemen, commented that the ambulance company was surprised and honored to receive this gift. It seemed a strong vote of confidence in the work the ambulance company performs in the local community. Rather than spend all of the donation at once the Board of Directors of the Minutemen elected to transfer the gift to the Montrose Minutemen Fund managed by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. The Minutemen established this permanent endowment in 2011 with the intention that it would provide assistance for ongoing expenses as well as special projects. In December 2015 a grant of $65,000 was provided to help with the expenses of a new ambulance to serve our area.

The recent gift from Mr. Mitchell’s estate will help enhance the value of the Montrose Minutemen Fund to help retain its long-term benefit. Mr. Mitchell’s gift will benefit our community for many generations to come. David Mitchell was born in Sanford, Maine and was predeceased by his wife Barbara in April of 2015. He had a talent for boat and motor repairs and was a certified and authorized repairman of Johnson and Mercury products as well as Lawn-Boy and Briggs & Stratton engines. His care and concern for the Montrose area is evident in his generosity to the Minutemen Ambulance service. His legacy will carry on for many years. Donations to the Montrose Minutemen Fund are always welcome and can be sent to The Community Foundation at 270 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801, or made online at


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