Thursday, November 23, 2017

Tewksbury Scholarship Established for Elk Lake Students

Arden Tewksbury with sons Tim Joe Brad

Arden Tewksbury with his sons Tim, Joe, and Brad

 

The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to announce the formation of the Arden W. Tewksbury Scholarship Fund that will assist graduating seniors from Elk Lake High School. Mr. Tewksbury is a school board member of the Elk Lake School District representing Meshoppen Township since 1961. This new scholarship has been established in his honor by his family and friends to recognize his devotion to Elk Lake and to assist future generations who will continue his tradition.

The Tewksbury Scholarship will be awarded each year to a deserving Elk Lake graduate who writes a winning essay about overcoming personal adversity and who has exhibited a sense of school spirit as exemplified by Mr. Tewksbury. The scholarship award will assist with tuition expenses for college or other post-secondary degree programs.

Additional donations to honor Mr. Tewksbury, and to further assist future generations of deserving Elk Lake students, may be sent to the Arden W. Tewksbury Scholarship Fund at The Community Foundation 270 Lake Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801 or online at www.community-foundation.org.

Vicki Clary Fund Supports WRC

Vicki Clary

 
 
In honor of October being recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to announce that the Vicki Clary Fund for the Prevention
 of Domestic Violence has provided a grant to the Women’s Resource Center to support its Susquehanna County office.  Vicki Clary lived in Bridgewater Township and was killed by her estranged husband in 1999.  In 2004 her friends established this permanent endowment in her honor to assist with the work of the Women’s Resource Center.  Additional donations to the endowment are always welcome and can be sent to The Community Foundation at 270 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801 or made online at www.community-foundation.org.
 
The Women’s Resource Center serves Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, education, and social change.  Their services include crisis intervention, safe housing, legal support, and counseling.  More information can be learned at www.wrcnepa.org.
 

Kintner Memorial Scholarship Established

Jeanne Fred Kintner

Jeanne and Fred Kintner

The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to announce the formation of the Fred & Jeanne Kintner Memorial Scholarship. This permanent scholarship endowment has been established by Mr. & Mrs. Kintner’s family. It will provide an annual award to graduating seniors from the Tunkhannock Area High School or the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center who will matriculate at a post-secondary degree program or a trade school.

Both Fred and Jeanne were 1942 graduates of Mehoopany High School and were involved in local civic and business activities their entire lives. They operated a dairy farm for more than forty years and in 1972 Fred founded Kintner Modular Homes, which remains a family run business today. Fred was a member of the Tunkhannock Rotary Club and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. Jeanne served on the Tyler Hospital Auxiliary, and for more than 30 years volunteered in the Cozy Corner at the hospital. Both Fred and Jeanne were very active in the Mehoopany Methodist Church, and in 2007 they established the Kintner Family Fund with The Community Foundation to provide permanent annual support for the expenses of maintaining the church.

With this new scholarship formed by the family of Fred and Jeanne their legacy of civic and educational support will continue for many generations to come. Donations to both of these endowments are always welcome to honor the memory of Fred and Jeanne Kinter, while also supporting the Mehoopany Methodist Church as well as local High School graduates, and may be sent to the Fred & Jeanne Kintner Memorial Scholarship or the Kintner Family Fund at The Community Foundation 270 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801 or online at www.community-foundation.org.

Fairdale Grange Donates to Button-Weller Fund

Fairdale Grange web

Left to Right: Dave Hibbard, Fairdale Grange President; Butch Siegfried, Fairdale Grange Treasurer; Andy Weller; Bennett Weller holding the donation;  Dr. Jennifer Button-Weller; Peter Quigg,  Community Foundation President

The Fairdale Grange recently made a generous $1,000 contribution to the Button-Weller Family Fund for Cancer Patients administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. The Grange has a tradition of charitable support and with this donation the members wished to have a local impact. This permanent charitable endowment was established earlier this year by the Button and Weller families of New Milford and Montrose to provide financial support to organizations in Susquehanna County that provide services and assistance to local individuals and families who are being treated for cancer.

This endowment derives from personal experiences with cancer and for a number of years the families have organized a local running race to help raise funding for cancer patients. They intend to continue that event for this new endowment that will provide annual assistance for local families for many generations to come. Dr. Jennifer Button-Weller extends her appreciation for this donation from the Fairdale Grange and adds that her family is pleased to continue their tradition of assistance to cancer patients and looks forward to working with local organizations to provide this assistance for many years to come.

Tax deductible donations to help build this fund are always welcome and may be sent to the Button-Weller Family Fund for Cancer Patients at The Community Foundation 270 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801 or online at www.community-foundation.org.

First VETS Graduate Recognized

VETS Award 2017 web

In Photo Left to Right: Joe Andre representing the VETS Fund; William Quick; Dr. Alice Davis, Director of the SCCTC

William Quick, the first recipient of the VETS award (Veterans Education and Training Scholarship) recently graduated from the Practical Nursing Program of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center. Moreover, Quick was recognized as the Valedictorian of his graduating class. The VETS Fund, administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is a new endowment that is intended to provide assistance to veterans of the U.S. Armed Services who are continuing their education. Quick sets a high standard for future winners of this permanent scholarship.

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