Monday, February 17, 2020

Kiwanis Club of Tunkhannock Forms Community Fund

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The Kiwanis Club of Tunkhannock recently established the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Community Fund with The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. The fund is a permanent endowment that will provide grants to help support the Kiwanis Club’s various community projects. “The Kiwanis Club of Tunkhannock has a long tradition of supporting a broad array of local activities, and this new endowment will help the club continue that tradition and possibly expand that support,” said Rebecca Corby, club President.

The Kiwanis Club of Tunkhannock supports such community activities as the Tunkhannock Area School District’s Builder’s Club, reading programs for local Pre-Schools, installing community Christmas lights and providing Christmas trees to needy families, as well as the Wyoming County Safety Cupboard, the Wyoming County Resource Center, and also various youth programs at the Endless Mountains Nature Center.

“This new endowment will provide a reliable and growing base of funding that the club will be able to utilize for many generations to come,” said Peter Quigg, Community Foundation president. To help enhance its value and its granting ability, this new Tunkhannock Kiwanis Community Fund can always receive additional tax-deductible donations, which can be sent to The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains; 207 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801 or made online at www.community-foundation.org.

Cultivations Endowment for the Arts Established at Community Foundation

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Cultivations Endowment for the Arts Established at Community Foundation

August 10, 2017: Montrose, PA: The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to announce the establishment of 

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The Cultivations Endowment for the Arts which will support art education in the public schools of underserved communities throughout the United States. Cultivations is an online boutique representing various artisans from throughout the country and proceeds from sales will be contributed to this permanent endowment. The web site showcases a collection of specially curated handcrafted goods.

Cultivations’ Founder and Curator, Holly Bailey, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania feels that “promoting creativity and expression empowers young people to stay engaged, to succeed, and to grow over the course of their education.” Bailey adds that “the goal of the Cultivations Endowment for the Arts is to introduce young people to creative outlets and help foster in them an appreciation for the arts that will stay with them throughout their lifetime.”

More information about Cultivations and the new endowment for the arts can be found at www.cultivations.com. For information about The Community Foundation please visit www.community-foundation.org.  

Community Bank, N.A. Supports Camp Invention

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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 www.campinvention.org. 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 www.communitybankna.com

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 www.community-foundation.org .

 

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