2014 Allegany County Area Foundation Scholarships

2014 Allegany County Area Foundation Scholarships

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Coming Soon – 2nd Annual Trivia Night!

Trivia Night (298x179)ACAF is hosting its 2nd Annual Trivia Night on Friday, October 24, 2014  to benefit the Allegany County Area Foundation Dollars for Scholars Program.  This event will be held at the Cuba, NY VFW.   Register now online or by mail (download the registration form from this site).  Get your friends, family and co-workers together!  Our check-in will begin at 5:30 and the contest gets underway at 6:30 (Age: 21+).  Each team may have up to six members.  We will play six to eight rounds.   There will be a Championship Round  and Tie Breaker if needed.  The cost is $180.00 per team.  This includes: food, soft drinks, music, fun and prizes for the rounds and overall winner.  Payment can be made on our web site using our donation page (select the “Trivia Night Entry Fee” on the pull-down menu).  Register Online Right Here! 

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.

Richburg-Wirt Historical Society Receives Funds

Richburg-Wirt Historical Society CheckRichburg  - Carolyn Miller, President of the Allegany County Area Foundation Board of Directors, presented a check for $4,021.40 to the Richburg-Wirt Historical Society. This money is from the earnings of the Richburg-Wirt Historical Society Endowment Fund which is held and managed by the Allegany County Area Foundation. This fund was created by Francis G. and Beatrice S. Bartoo. Their vision, tireless efforts and financial support made the Richburg-Wirt Historical Society and Museum a reality back in 2001. The earnings from this endowment fund will benefit this organization for many years to come. Melanie Johnston, President, said, “This money will be added to our building project fund.”

Inside this unique museum visitors will find many items that will help to bring the history of Richburg alive. These include such items as a working model of a drilling well built by LaVerne Jordan. Did you know that back in 1881 Richburg became an oil “boom town” after an investor group drilled a well on the Reading Farm. That well produced 70 barrels on the first day. Within ten months of drilling that successful well there were 7,000 people living in Richburg.

Visitors will also find the original sign from the Richardson Inn built back in 1882 on the corner of Park Row and Main Street. There is even an old gum ball machine on display which was invented in Richburg in 1918 by Rev. Wallace Mason. This museum is filled with many, many more interesting artifacts from the past.

The museum is located at 243 Main Street (the former Seventh Day Baptist Church) in Richburg, NY. It is open to the public: March through June and September through November on Wednesdays from 9am to 3pm. In July and August it is open on Saturdays from 9am-3pm. It is closed December through February. For more information about the museum please call 585-928-9478.

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets near 8 million dollars and continues to add new funds each year. The endowed funds continue to grow in perpetuity to enrich and improve the lives of Allegany County people. This year the Foundation awarded $237,800 in scholarships alone. 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): Alice Dunbar, Secretary; Betty Webb, Vice President; Carolyn Miller, President of the Allegany County Area Foundation Board of Directors; Melanie Johnston, President; Pearl Coyle, member; and John Dunbar, Trustee.

BUILDING FOR SALE!

DSCN8805We have an office building for sale at 25 Schuyler Street in Belmont, New York. It is located just down the street from the Allegany County Court House. This building would be great for an office or it  could be used as a retail store (sub shop, pizza place, gift shop, etc.) This 1,026 square foot commercial building features three private offices, central area, lobby area & foyer entry with glass block privacy window and a second door to keep the weather out. The building is heated by a hot water boiler. The office bathroom has a toilet and sink. Directly behind the office building there is a 240 square foot heated storage building. Our asking price is $23,900. To make an appointment to see the building or for more information please call the Allegany County Area Foundation @ 585-808-8444 or e-mail director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org.

 

The Allegany County Area Foundation Supports the Wide Awake Club Library

Wide Awake Club Library Project

 

Fillmore, NY – May 22, 2014 – The Allegany County Area Foundation has awarded a $1,000 grant to the Wide Awake Club Library to enhance their children’s program.  Roxanne Baker, Director of the Wide Awake Club Library, said the money will be used to purchase some much needed children’s furniture.  Mrs. Baker said, “The Wide Awake Club Library’s children’s programming has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years!  Last year we had a total of 155 children and young adults register for our Summer Reading Program and our Preschool Story Hour has continued to grow each year.  This new furniture would greatly enhance our children’s area of our library.”
The Wide Awake Club Library remains the 3rd highest circulating library in Allegany County, with a total circulation last year of almost 40,000 items.  They see an average of 63 people come through their doors each day, and they are a vital, thriving part of their community.  The library is located at 46 West Main Street in Fillmore.  For more information about the library call 585-567-8301.

The Allegany County Area Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to encourage educational, social, cultural and civic projects benefiting the residents of Allegany County, New York.  The Foundation welcomes tax-deductible gifts in any amount to any fund at any time, including memorials for friends and loved ones. For more information please contact the Director at: director@alleganycountyareafoundation.org or call 585-808-8444.

In the attached picture (L to R):  Denis Dahlgren, Executive Director of the Allegany County Area Foundation; Roxanne Baker, Director of the Wide Awake Club Library.