friendship-library-2016

The Friendship Free Library Receives ACAF Grant

Friendship – The Allegany County Area Foundation recently awarded a $146.35 grant to the Friendship Free ...

The Scio Library Receives Grant Money

The Allegany County Area Foundation recently presented a $567.73 check to the Scio Memorial Library. This check comes from the current earnings of an ACAF endowment fund established by the Shear Family and the Hydramec Corporation of Scio back in 1989. This fund was created for the purpose of promoting free public library services throughout the Scio community.

Mrs. Gloria Meiss, Scio Library Board President, explained that they hope to purchase some software that will help them to transcribe oral histories from their community in a very easy and practical way. It will help them to document the stories that parents and grandparents and great grandparents knew and told about days gone by.  The Scio Free Library has been serving the residents of Scio since 1906. The library is open on Wednesday (2PM – 7PM), Thursday (11AM – 5PM), Friday (11AM – 4PM), and Saturday (11AM – 3PM). For more information please visit their web site at: http://sciolibrary.org/.

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets of over 8 million dollars. The endowed funds continue to grow in perpetuity to enrich and improve the lives of Allegany County people.

If you would like more information on how you can provided a legacy of hope and good will in our community, please contact the Allegany County Area Foundation at 585-808-8444 or visit their web site at: www.alleganycountyareafoundation.org.

In the picture (L to R): Mary Zdrojewski, Corrine Glass, Carolyn Miller (ACAF Board Member), Gloria Meiss (Scio Free Library Board President), and Sue Moyer.

Almond 20th Century Club Library Receives ACAF Grant

Almond, NY – The Allegany County Area Foundation recently presented a grant check in the amount of $800 to the Almond 20th Century Club Library. This grant money will be used to help purchase STEM building toys and supplies for patron use.

The STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) toys that are being purchased will help to stimulate scientific thinking, while creating an enjoyable experience. They will help teach children skill sets that will help them advance towards careers and success in these types of curriculum areas. Some of the purchases will include: K’Nex Gear Sets, Lego Duplo, 3d Pens, Makey Makey Invention kit, plus many others.

Founded in 1912 by the Twentieth Century Club, formerly the Ladies’ Reading Circle, the Almond Library provides books, movies, and essential services to the Almond, NY community. They are a member of the Southern Tier Library System, a network of libraries in Allegany, Steuben, Yates, Schuyler, and Chemung counties in Western New York. For more information about the Almond 20th Century Club Library please visit their web site at: http://almondlibrary.org/.

If you would like to make a difference in your community by leaving a legacy please contact the Allegany County Area Foundation today at 585-808-8444 or e-mail: director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org. The Foundation welcomes tax-deductible gifts in any amount, including memorials to friends and loved ones.

In the above picture (L to R): Johanna Stanton, (Library Assistant), Dawn Wildrick-Cole (ACAF Board Member) and Elizabeth Call (Library Director).

Grant Helps to Bring The Big Meal to Allegany County

The Allegany County Area foundation recently awarded an $850 grant to the Olean Community Theatre. This grant will help to bring the production of The Big Meal to the Palmer House in Cuba, NY on March 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Somewhere in America, in a typical suburban restaurant on a typical night, Sam and Nicole first meet.  Sparks fly.  And so begins an expansive tale that traverses five generations of a modern family, from first kiss to final goodbye.  This is a stunning, big-hearted play that spans nearly 80 years.  Packed with humanity and humor and delivered in a unique style, The Big Meal tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary family using three couples and two children.

The director of this show, Ken Roberts, is a seasoned director and founding member of the Olean Community Theatre. He also serves as treasurer of the theatre group. Ken is sought after for his skill and expertise in set design, lighting and sound equipment. He will be flanked by other experienced Olean Community Theatre members. For more information about the Olean Community Theatre please visit their web site at: www.oleancommunitytheatre.com.

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets of over 8 million dollars. The endowed funds continue to grow in perpetuity to enrich and improve the lives of Allegany County people. If you would like more information on how you can provided a legacy of hope and good will in our community, please contact the Allegany County Area Foundation at 585-808-8444 or visit their web site at: www.alleganycountyareafoundation.org.

In the attached picture (L to R): Mary Kay Worth, Vice President of the Olean Community Theatre and Karen Williams, ACAF Board Member.

Donation Received from Board of Legislators

Legilative Mtg. Jan. 2017On January 9th Chairman Curtis W. Crandall presented a $500 check to the Allegany County Area Foundation on behalf of the Allegany County Board of Legislators. The money comes from the Board’s flower fund which is replenished each year from proceeds from the Legislators’ Clambake. Denis Dahlgren, Executive Director of the Allegany County Area Foundation, accepted the donation. This donation will be added to the Foundation’s Allegany Fund which awards grants to non-profits that work to improve the lives of our citizens all across our county.

YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR FOUNDATION, YOUR LEGACY

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 at:director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org or call 585-808-8444.