ACAF News

 

Van Dines Honored through Grant Fund

Van Dines Honored through Grant Fund

(Nov. 2019) The Ken & Judi Van Dine Christian Service Grant has been established by the Grace United Church family and friends of the Van Dines to honor their strong Christian commitment, 50+ years of service to their church and community, and...

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New Fund Will Support Whitesville Cemetery

(Sept. 2019) A beautiful setting that serves as the resting place for its community’s founders and generations of beloved citizens, and a spot where many local residents take a peaceful walk, the Whitesville Cemetery faces the challenges common to...

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ACAF Helps Bring Professional Theater to Wellsville

ACAF Helps Bring Professional Theater to Wellsville

The Allegany County Area Foundation recently provided a $900 grant to bring Shakespeare’s As You Like It to Allegany County. This free performance, by innovative professional theater company Shake on the Lake and tweaked slightly for a modern...

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Fund Helps People with Eczema

Fund Helps People with Eczema

(July 2016) The Jonathan A. Dahlgren Eczema Fund has been established at the Allegany County Area Foundation by the family of Denis and Colleen Dahlgren. The earnings from this endowment fund will benefit the National Eczema Association (NEA) to...

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LETTER FROM FORMER ACAF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Dear Allegany County Area Foundation, I graduated from Belfast Central in 2006 as salutatorian of my class. I was able to get a great scholarship to attend SUNY Brockport for nursing. It was through scholarships like the one I received from the...

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The Mary A. Bishop Scholarship Fund

(Dec. 2014) Mary A Bishop was born in Andrews settlement, PA on December 29, 1890. She was the daughter of Ira and Elizabeth Coats Bishop. She was a bookkeeper for the Empire Gas Company for more than thirty years. She died in June of 1975 in...

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Dresser-Rand Increases Scholarship Fund

Back in 2006 Dresser-Rand of Wellsville created a scholarship endowment fund with the Allegany County Area Foundation.  Recently the company added another $25,000 to the endowment bringing their fund total to over $225,000.  In June of 2015 another...

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Flanagan-Watson and Alessi Join ACAF Board

The Allegany County Area Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of two new board members. They are Carrie E. Flanagan-Watson of Belmont and Evelyn Alessi of Belfast. Carrie grew up in Hornellsville on a dairy farm. She...

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PAST RECIPIENTS – WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

 From:  Hannah Thompsett (Class of 2008) I graduated from Scio Central School in 2008 and received the Belva A. Waite scholarship.  I used this scholarship to study art at SUNY New Paltz.  After completing my foundations courses in the art...

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PAST RECIPIENTS – WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

From: Britttany Gould (Class of 2009) I received a scholarship from the Allegany County Area Foundation in 2009 when I graduated from Bolivar-Richburg Central School. In the fall of 2009, I started classes at St. John Fisher College in Rochester,...

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Dresser-Rand Scholarship Fund Increased

In May of 2007 Dresser-Rand of Wellsville established the Dresser-Rand Scholarship Fund through the Allegany County Area Foundation. Since its inception two or more $2,000 scholarships have been awarded each year from this fund. On Monday David...

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Dresser-Rand Scholarship Winner Thanks Foundation

Nathan Wieszczyk writes on January 10, 2013: I am proud to be able to tell you that I did  excellent in my last semester coming out with a 3.44 GPA. I look forward to returning to Alfred this year for the Spring 2013 semester of classes. I will...

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Foundation Facts
Founded: 1983
Cuba, NY

 

 

Assets:
$12M
Managed by Vanguard

Staff:
Exec. Director (1/2 time)
Secretary (part-time)
Treasurer (part-time