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Grant Application Deadline Approaching

The Foundation’s Grant Committee will meet next on Wednesday, November 14. Local non-profits seeking grant funding should have all application materials submitted by Monday 11/12.

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The Allegany County Area Foundation Names New Director

Bruce Campbell of Houghton, NY has accepted the position as the new Executive Director of the Allegany County Area Foundation. Campbell replaces Denis Dahlgren who has moved to the Syracuse area to be closer to his family.

Bruce has been a resident of the area for 27 years. His wife Denise works as a pre-k teacher at the Fillmore Central School. They have three children: Rob, Ryan and Joshua.

For the last 10 years Bruce has served as the director of graduate admissions at St. Bonaventure University. He obtained a Master of Arts degree in Behavior Science at Kean College in Union, NJ and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Houghton College.

His community involvement includes working with the Fillmore Little League at different times since 1993. He has also been involved with the Genesee Rapids Summer Collegiate Baseball League since 2014.

Bruce Campbell’s ACAF phone number will be 585-296-5616. His e-mail address is:

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets of over 9.5 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 Bruce Campbell.

In the picture:
Lori Dzielski, ACAF Board President and Bruce Campbell, new ACAF Executive Director

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Pramod Rao – ACAF Guest Speaker

Pramod Rao was the guest speaker at the Allegany County Area Foundation Dollars for Scholars Program this past May. He attended the Alfred-Almond High School. Currently he is attending SUNY University at Buffalo. This year he had received the Belva A. Waite Scholarship.

Our scholarship applicants (for the 2019-2020 academic year) may begin working on their applications on November 1, 2018. We will have more information as we approach November!

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Shirley J. Weatherly Memorial Grant Fund

Trudy Capitani was instrumental in creating the Shirley J. Weatherly Memorial Grant Fund.  This fund will provide financial support for students with a physical disability graduating from the Cuba-Rushford High School.

The Shirley J. Weatherly Memorial Grant Application is available online or applicants may contact:

Shirley J. Weatherly passed away in 2017 in Horseheads, NY. Born on November 22, 1954 in Cuba, NY she was the daughter of Kenneth and Neva Benham Weatherly.  Shirley worked for Chemung County BOCES in the accounting Department.  She enjoyed reading, going to plays and especially enjoyed her family and her cats.  Her family and friends will remember her as a hard worker, and how she never let her physical disability stop her from achieving her goals.

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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 or call 585-808-8444.

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