Scio Free Library 2017
       

Learn About Creating an Endowment Fund

Would you like to find out how you or your organization/business can create an endowment fund for a scholarship or a designated fund for a special cause that you care about? Are you tired of having to raise money for a scholarship year after year? Would you like to create a scholarship that operates off the earnings of your fund?
We would love the opportunity to share with you how our Allegany County Area Foundationcan help you. (w/no commitment or pressure)

Date: May 30, 2018 @ 12:00pm
Location: Beef Haus in Wellsville
Contact person: Denis Dahlgren

To make a reservation to attend this free meeting with a free lunch please contact:
Call Denis Dahlgren
@ 585-808-8444 or
E-mail: director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org

NOTE: Seating is limited to the first 10 people to make a reservation.

“A Bridge to the Future”

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The ACAF Dollars for Scholars Program is Set to Award $296,300

The Allegany County Area Foundation will hold it’s annual Dollars for Scholars Awards Program on Sunday, May 20th at 2:00pm in the Cuba-Rushford Middle/High School. This program is open to the public.

This year the Foundation will award $296,300 to 156 recipients from across Allegany County. With these awards this will put their total amount of scholarship and grant awards at $3,208,627 since 1989. This is an amazing amount of money raised for Allegany County citizens. Since 1989 over 2,000 students have received scholarships from the ACAF Dollars for Scholars Program.  We thank all of our donors who have made this possible!

Pramod Rao will be the guest speaker at the 2018 ACAF Dollars for Scholars Program.  He is a 2013 graduate of Alfred-Almond High School.  Pramod is currently attending SUNY University at Buffalo.  When he finishes his studies he plans to become a doctor here in Western New York.

For more information about the ACAF Dollars for Scholars Program please contact Denis Dahlgren, Exective Director, at 585-808-8444 or send an e-mail to: director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org.

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The Canaseraga Central School Receives ACAF Grant

The Canaseraga Central School recently received a grant check for $450 from the Allegany Endowment Fund which is managed by the Allegany County Area Foundation. This grant money will be used to help support their Laundry Life Skills Project, a program to help students with disabilities develop functional skills that will increase their autonomy and their ability to lead independent lives.

Kari Crosby, a Special Education Teacher at the Canaseraga Central School, explained that this grant money will help them purchase a stackable washer and dryer for the self-contained special education classroom. This will help facilitate the successful acquisition of functional self-care skills while increasing student independence. As a result of the Laundry Life Skills Project, students will: (1) increase autonomy through application of key functional skills (tracking washing/drying cycle times, measuring detergent, sorting clothing, following specific steps and completing an everyday task); (2) follow visual clues and sequencing taught in the curriculum in order to successfully launder clothing; (3) increase problem-solving and self-awareness skills that lead to use of a washer and dryer; and (4) increase self-confidence by learning a new skill.

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets of over 9 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 provide a legacy of hope and good will in our community, please contact Denis Dahlgren at the Allegany County Area Foundation at 585-808-8444 or visit their web site at: www.alleganycountyareafoundation.org.

In the attached check presentation picture (L to R): Jessica Osmin, Denis Dahlgren (ACAF Executive Director), Zander Kenyon, Kari Crosby (teacher) and Alexis Dinger.
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The Allegany County Historical Society Receives ACAF Grant

The Allegany County Area Foundation recently presented a $1,000 grant to the Allegany County Historical Society. This grant money will be used to help support their Allegany County History Awareness Week Program scheduled for the last week in September of 2018.   The money came from the Bob Christian Fund and the Allegany Fund.

This year the Allegany County History Awareness week will have three themes: the End of World War I, World War II and Women’s Workforce and the Homefront. This year’s activities are being organized in collaboration with local historical societies, town historians, veterans’ organizations and others.

Tentatively, the activities will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 24th at the David A. Howe Library in Wellsville. Exhibits will be open at the library Tuesday through Saturday. To complement the exhibits and explain their significance, there will also be guest speakers at the library Tuesday – Friday in the evenings.

The week will conclude on Sunday, September 30th at the Palmer Opera House in Cuba with first person enactments of local historical personalities related to this year’s themes.

More details and definite times will be announced as the even gets closer.

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets of over 9 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 e-mail Denis Dahlgren at: director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org.

In the attached picture (L to R): William Heaney, Chairman-Allegany History Awareness Committee (ACHS); Lee Gridley, Vice President of ACHS; Ronald G. Taylor, President of ACHS; David Haggstrom, Member of ACHS Committee; and Denis Dahlgren ACAF Executive Director.

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YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR FOUNDATION, YOUR LEGACY

The Foundation is a non-profit organization that manages donations totaling more than $9 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.

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