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The Conrad and Kathryn Church Landscaping Fund Benefits the Village of Andover

The Village of Andover recently received a grant check for $4,640.82 from the Conrad and Kathryn Church Landscaping Endowment Fund which is managed by the Allegany County Area Foundation. This grant money will be used for tree pruning in the village of Andover.

In 2001, the Village of Andover received a gift of some 400 trees of various species from Conrad and Kathryn Church. Mr. Church, who passed away the following year, hoped to restore the canopy of trees he recalled from his boyhood in the village. As the former owner of Genesee Valley Nurseries, Inc. in Belmont, he had made his living by growing and selling trees. He saw them as an important part of the community’s landscape.

The Conrad and Kathryn Church Landscaping Fund was established in 2007 for the purpose of maintaining Andover’s trees. The village is able to draw upon the fund’s earnings for tasks such as pruning, fertilizing, disease control and evaluation by an arborist.

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets of over 9.4 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 send an e-mail to: director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org.

In the attached picture (L to R): Denis Dahlgren, Executive Director of the Allegany County Area Foundation, and David Truax, Mayor of Andover.

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Scio Central School Receives ACAF Grant for Swim Program

     The Allegany County Area Foundation, recently presented a check for $1,500 to the Scio Central School. This grant money will help support a summer swim program for the students attending the Scio Central School.

Cristy McKinley, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, has been working closely with the YMCA and district personnel to set up the Scio summer swim program. This program will promote the development of swimming as a life skill. More information on this program will be provided by the school once the details have been finalized.

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets of over 9.4 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 here in our county, 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): Cristy McKinley, Director of Curriculum & Instruction at Scio and Leslie Haggstrom, ACAF board member.

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The Allegany County Area Foundation seeks an Executive Director.

The Allegany County Area Foundation seeks an Executive Director.  Part-time position, at an average of 20 hours a week  and approximate annual salary of $26,000.00.  For additional information please contact Lori at lori.dzielski@cbna.com or call 585-593-2120 or 585-610-0593. Equal Opportunity Employer.  ACAF Executive Director’s Job Description – 2018

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Leadership Allegany Receives ACAF Grant

The Allegany County Area Foundation recently awarded a $600 grant to Leadership Allegany.   This money will be used to sponsor a participant in the Leadership Allegany Program. On hand to accept the award was Laura Hunsberger, a participant in the current Leadership Allegany cohort. Laura is the executive director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County.

Leadership Allegany is a joint initiative of Houghton College, The Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, and Alfred State College. The program, established in 2009, provides a dynamic learning environment where adult professionals who live, work or have a vested interest in Allegany County grow their leadership abilities, create connections, and impact their communities. Participants meet two times a month for ten months, including a full-day opening retreat.

Industry days provide participants with an in-depth, insider’s view of Allegany County industries through the professionals who lead them – including government, the judicial system, manufacturing, agriculture, and many more. They engage in site tours, hear from speakers, and enjoy panel discussions.

Curriculum sessions challenge participants to dig deep into their leadership values using the Social Model for Leadership, developed by the Higher Education Research Institute of UCLA. They begin by exploring their own personal strengths, moving gradually from the self to small group engagement to community impact.

Participants work in small groups throughout the year to plan an industry day and conduct a community service project that supports individuals or service organizations in the county. Participants also write a personal leadership development plan.

For more information about Leadership Allegany please visit their web site at:http://www.leadershipalleganyny.org. They can also be reached at: 585-567-9621.

For more information about the Allegany County Area Foundation, please send an e-mail to:director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org or call 585-808-8444. Their next grant deadline is on August 30th, and their grant application is available online.

In the picture (L to R): Laura Hunsberger, a participant in the current Leadership Allegany cohort and Denis Dahlgren, executive director of the Allegany County Area Foundation.

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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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