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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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Cuba Circulating Library Receives ACAF Grant

The Allegany County Area Foundation recently awarded a $340 grant to the Cuba Circulating Library. The grant money will be used to help fund an early literacy program to benefit the Cuba community.

Marsha Long, a trustee on the Cuba Circulating Library Board, said that their library will coordinate with a local pediatrician to distribute early literacy kits to 75 newborns and 75 kits to one year olds. This program will allow them to reach out to parents and juvenile readers long before preschool age. It will also encourage the families to attend the library and participate in library services.


The kits will provide information about the library and the services that it offers along with best practices for building literacy skills in their children. The early literacy kits will also contain a re-usable bag, literacy information, and a book for their personal library.

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets over 9.4 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 our Allegany County citizens. If you would like more information on how you can provide a legacy of hope and good will in our community, please contact the Allegany County Area Foundation at 585-808-8444.

The Foundation’s next grant deadline is August 30, 2018. The online application can be found at: www.alleganycountyareafoundation.org.

In the attached Cuba Library picture (L to R):Trisia Young, Cuba Circulating Library Board Member, and Denis Dahlgren, ACAF Executive Director.

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Alfred Montessori School Receives ACAF Grant

The Alfred Montessori School recently received $800.00 to help them improve the security of their building. This grant money will be used to help them purchase a new lockset and key fobs for their front entrance. Back in 2016 the school had made an investment for the health and safety of their children, staff and families by securing their rear entrance. Now both entrances will have a secure access.
The Alfred Montessori School is located on South Main Street in Alfred. They offer programs for: infants (6 weeks – 18 months), toddlers (18 – 36 months), preschool (3 – 6 years) and after school (5-12 years). For more information about the Alfred Montessori School please visit their web site at: www.alfredmontessori.com .
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 check presentation picture (L to R): 
Denis Dahlgren, Executive Director of the Allegany County Area Foundation and Judith Rose, director of the Alfred Montessori School.

 

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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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