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The Friendship Free Library Receives ACAF Grant

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

The Belfast Central School Receives Grant

The Belfast Central School recently received a grant check for $1,050.00 from the Allegany Endowment Fund which is managed by the Allegany County Area Foundation. This grant money will be used to support their high school newspaper, The Belfast Beacon. It will also support their literature and art magazine called, A Handful of Stars.

Patty Preston, advisor to the Belfast Central School High School Online Newspaper and Literary Magazine, explained that both of these publications enhance a culture around literacy, which in turn supports learning in all content areas. She said, “Student achievement in all areas (sports, academics, community service) is documented through The Beacon. Personal experiences are shared in essays and reinforce common humanity in a public way. Students, staff, and community members often provide positive feedback to these publications.”

To view the Belfast Beacon online visit: goo.gl/n342s4. To view A Handful for Stars 2016 visit: goo.gl/MpkfxZ.

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.

In the attached check presentation picture (L to R): Evelyn Alessi, Board Member of the Allegany County Area Foundation; and Patty Preston, advisor for the publications.

In the attached picture of student participants (Front L to R): Samantha Burgio, Sarah Marsh, Erin Cole, Payton Catalino, Morgan Hamer, and Hannah Lindo. (Back L to R): Johnathan West, Dan Geyer, Tyler West, MacKenzie Hamer, Megan Rose, Ashley Estabrook, Hannah Arnold, and Eryn Broshar.

 

The Paula Kovarick Segalman Family Scholarship Fund For ALS

The Segalman family established The Paula Kovarick Segalman Family Scholarship Fund for ALS to provide educational funding to students affected by ALS.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is a fatal disease affecting families physically, emotionally and financially. The cost of care for someone with ALS can exceed $200,000 a year. The fund looks to alleviate some of the additional financial burdens that families will face when paying for college.

High school students and college students can apply to this scholarship and use the money towards their college education. Please visit the following web site for more information: http://webdc.alsa.org/…/DC_6_Paula_Segalman_Scholarship.html .

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).

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.