Monday, June 17, 2019

Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains

  • "Adrienne's Garden" Art Awards Fund

    Established by James and Lorraine Maillet of Tunkhannock in memory of their daughter Adrienne to support the annual "Adrienne's Garden" art awards provided to talented Tunkhannock students in grades Kindergarten-8th.

  • Albert Bertsch Fund in Memory of Chris Lake

    Established by Albert Bertsch of Montrose in memory of his good friend, Chris Lake, who passed away unexpectedly.  This fund provides support to the Trehab Agency and the Interfaith Agency.

  • Albert Shepherd Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Established by the family of Albert Shepherd to assist a graduate from Montrose Area High School who has been a student in good standing and who will enter college or a post-secondary degree program. 

  • Andrew Blake Wildoner Memorial Fund

    Established by the family and friends of Andrew to support charities and organizations that he was interested in, especially programs for young people in northeastern Pennsylvania.

  • Andrew M. Snitzer Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Provides a college scholarship to a Blue Ridge High School graduate of high moral character who will attend college to train for a career in education.

  • Andrew Mazza Memorial Health Care Fund

    Established by the family and friends of Andrew Mazza to help support the Andrew Mazza Memorial Health Center in Clifford, Pennsylvania operated by NEPA Community Health Care.

  • Asheld Memorial Wyoming County Library Fund

    Established by the Wyoming County Library Board to provide support to the various public libraries throughout Wyoming County.

  • Audrey R. & J. Melvin Kelly Memorial Scholarship

    Established by the family of Mr. & Mrs. Kelly to provide tuition assistance for graduating Seniors from Susquehanna County who will attend college or a post-secondary degree program. If a 2.5 GPA is maintained for each year of college the award will continue to be provided.

  • Beatrice Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Established by the late Ira T. Reynolds in memory of his late wife to assist a Susquehanna Community School District graduate who will major in education or teacher training. Scholarship is provided in four equal installments as long as the recipient remains a student in good standing.

  • BeGasse Family Fund

    Established in memory of Pat and Bruce BeGasse to support adult learners and favorite charities of the Begasse family.

  • Blue Ridge Education Association Cheryl Manchester Memorial Fund

    Established in memory of long-time Blue Ridge teacher Cheryl Manchester by her husband John and the Blue Ridge Education Association to assist with special unfunded departmental, athletic, or extra-curricular projects in the school district.

  • Bob Crimmel Memorial Scholarship

    Established by the family and friends of Bob Crimmel of Tunkhannock to provide a college scholarship to graduates of the Tunkhannock Area High School.

  • Bradley David Conklin Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Established in memory of Brad Conklin, a high school student killed in an automobile accident. Provides a college scholarship to a graduate from Blue Ridge High School or Montrose Area High School.

  • Brendan Tyler Hall Memorial Fund

    Established by family and friends, in honor of Brendan Hall. This fund will provide assistance to local charities.

  • Catherine M. Riley Memorial Scholarship

    Established by Mr. John Riley in memory of his mother who was a Montrose Area School District teacher to provide college tuition assistance to Montrose graduates who will major in teaching or education.

  • Cecilia C. & Glenn W. Ely of Montrose

    Established by the Ely's daughter, Judy Kelly of Montrose, this fund will support local charities as recommended annually by the Larry and Judy Kelly family of Montrose.    

    The couple met while teaching at Newton Ransom High School.  Cecilia Carroll married Lt. Glenn W. Ely soon after WWII.  They moved to South Montrose in 1950. They later made their home at 40 Jackson St. in Montrose where they remained until retirement. They are the parents of Judith Ely Kelly, Glenn Patrick, Richard James, and Ellen Marie Ely. Their six grandchildren are Carroll Kelly, Lauren Kelly Goff, Esq., Eileen Kelly Keefe, Esq. Teresa and Glenn Brian Ely, Ryan and Hannah Mae Ely.  

    Glenn Winfield Ely was born in Brooklyn, Pa. the son of the late Glenn W. and Mabel (Bookstaver) Ely. He was an agricultural nutritionist and founder and president of Nu-Feeds Corp. He did research work in nutrition in France and England as well as for Penn State University and Cornell University. He was the author of several articles published in Agricultural Journals. Mr. Ely was a member of the Montrose United Methodist Church. He served as a member and President of the Montrose Area School District Board of Education; as president of the Montrose Athletic Association, as chairman of the Northern Tier Railroad Task Force Committee and as Trustee of the Montrose United Methodist Church. He was a director of the Eastern Federation of Feed Merchants, past chairman of the Ruminant Animal Health Association, and a member of the Penn Agricultural Business Association of the Northeastern States. He was honored with a lifetime membership to the National Dairy Shrine Club. 

    Mr. Ely was a graduate of Penn. State University and a member of Alpha Gamma Rho and Alpha Tau Alpha Fraternities. After teaching for a brief period he worked on the Extension Faculty at Penn State University. During WWII, he served as a Captain in the Engineer Corps of the U.S. Army. He was a president of the Montrose Rotary Club and had been a member of the Youth Exchange, Group Study Exchange and Rotary Leaders Camp Committee. He served as District Governor of District 741 of the Rotary International in 1976 and 1977, and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was an avid golfer. 

    Glenn died Monday evening, December 12, 1988, at Montrose General Hospital from a sudden heart attack suffered at the end of the weekly Rotary Club meeting. 

    Cecilia Mary Carroll Ely was born in Scranton, Pa., daughter of the late Patrick A. Carroll and Lillian (McDonough) Carroll.  She was an honor graduate of Holy Rosary High School, Scranton, Pa. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Marywood College, she pursued graduate studies at Penn State University.  She taught school at Newton-Ransom High School from 1942 through 1947. She was a homemaker and full time wife and mother for 15 years. For 18 years, she taught English and Latin and served as the language department head and yearbook advisor at the Montrose Area High School. 

    She was very active in various civic and church groups and served as president and show chairperson of the Montrose Garden Club. A member of the Holy Name of Mary Alter and Rosary Society, she administered the annual picnic fund. She was a past president of Y-Gradale and the Montrose Civic League. She was a member of the Montrose Country Club and the ladies golf league. She was a long time supporter of Rotary International.  She was made a Paul Harris Fellow in   April, 1988, and an Honorary Member of the Montrose Rotary Club in May of 1989. 

    In her post-retirement years in Vero Beach, Florida she was active in the Vista Royal Owners Association and Country Club, the Dodger Pines Country Club, the Indian River County Republican Party and St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church of Vero Beach.   

  • Cindi Conaty Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Established by Susquehanna County District Attorney, Jason Legg, in honor of his mother to provide a college or post-secondary degree program scholarship for a student from one of the six Susquehanna County High Schools who writes a winning essay explaining his or her pro-life stance and values and how those values have had an impact upon the student's life. 

  • Clair Young Memorial Fund for Youth Workforce Development

    Established by the family of Mr. Young who retired as the Blue Ridge High School Principal in 1982. The endowment provides support to the Trehab Agency to assist with workforce development for a Blue Ridge graduate who will seek immediate employment rather than entering college.

  • Cody Albert Memorial Scholarship

    Established by Dale and Linda Albert in memory of their son Cody to provide a college scholarship to students from Susquehanna County who will major in the Visual Arts, Psychology, or Physical Therapy and who have overcome anxiety, depression, or other adversity.

  • Dana Rymer Battenberg Memorial Scholarship

    Established in 1920 by H.A. Willman of Jermyn for a Lakeland School District senior of high moral character who will attend college or a post-secondary degree program outside of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.

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