Check Presented for the MCAC/Ian Gregory Bole Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Allegany County Area Foundation was recently presented a check from the Greater Allegany County ...

The Ann Swift Memorial Nursing Scholarship Created for the Cuba-Rushford Central School

Ann Swift #2Ellsworth Swift of Cuba, NY has recently created a scholarship endowment fund with the Allegany County Area Foundation to honor his wife, Ann Swift, who passed away in 2014. This scholarship will be available to the graduates of the Cuba-Rushford High School beginning in 2017.
The recipients of the Ann Swift Memorial Scholarship must: have a 2.5 GPA, enroll in an accredited LVN/LPN or RN Degree program, and have good character, honesty, and motivation to work hard and achieve career goals in the medical field. Applicants may apply online beginning in 2017 at:
Ann was born June 15, 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii and died September 17, 2014 in Cuba, NY. She was the daughter of Captain Robert Clifton Sarratt, U.S.C.G. and Ann Elizabeth Ruff Sarratt. Ann graduated in 1953 from Duke University School of Nursing and became a registered nurse.
Two husbands predeceased her: Paul A Barwick of La Grange, N.C. And Paul Goodman of Kinston, N.C. In 2001 she married Ellsworth Swift of Cuba, N.Y. where they resided until her death.
Ann worked for the State of North Carolina at Caswell Developmental Center in Kinston for several years nursing mentally handicapped patients. She loved raising orchids and was a member of the Orchid Society of Kinston.
In retirement she enjoyed traveling to Europe and to the South Pacific area as well as within the United States. She was active in the First Baptist Church of Cuba and served on the Diaconate Board. She was a member of and financial supporter of many conservation organizations including the Nature Conservancy, the Bat Conservation Society, Save the Manatee Society, and the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter.
If you would like more information on how you can create a scholarship fund to honor a loved one in our county, please contact the Allegany County Area Foundation at 585-808-8444 or send an e-mail to:


Area Foundation-10The Allegany County Area Foundation Dollars for Scholars affiliate will hold its annual Scholarship Awards Program on Sunday, June 5th at 3:00PM in the Genesee Valley Central School auditorium.  Since 1990 the Foundation has awarded over 2.6 million dollars in scholarships.  This year the Foundation will award over $200,000 to 115 recipients.  The public is invited to attend.  For more information please e-mail:
(All applicants should have received an e-mail on May 3rd concerning their status.  Be sure to check your spam folder, if you did not receive an e-mail.)


The Foundation is a non-profit organization that manages donations totaling more than $8 million and uses the proceeds from those funds to encourage educational, social, cultural and civic projects benefiting the residents of Allegany County. The Foundation awards scholarships to individuals and grants to community organizations. It also helps organizations secure their futures by managing endowment funds and ensures that individuals’ desires for a legacy come to fruition by administering funds to benefit the areas or organizations they specify.  For more information please contact the Director or call 585-808-8444.