Friday, August 17, 2018

Interfaith Creates Endowment

The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to announce that Susquehanna County Interfaith has established an endowment to help support Interfaith’s work on behalf of the citizens of Susquehanna County. The endowment is intended to provide annual grants to assist with Interfaith’s program expenses, thus helping to ensure its long-term viability.

Interfaith offers relief to families facing adversity through emergency or fuel assistance, a back-to-school shoe program for children, Christmas food and presents, and a weekly soup kitchen. One family expressed their thanks to the services Interfaith provided this way, “When we moved here we had nothing and our family was going through a really rough time. Interfaith surrounded us and made our life easier.”

This past year Interfaith served 5,859 people. Many of those served also were encouraged to participate in an educational program called “Pathways” which helps family members develop a new understanding for budgeting, cultivate new skills and builds awareness for personal strengths. Interfaith is also beginning to use the boutique store as a classroom to expand young people’s understanding of technology, art, math and other important subjects.

Those interested in contributing to this permanent endowment to help Interfaith may send contributions to Susquehanna County Interfaith Fund at The Community Foundation 270 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801 or online at www.community-foundation.org.

 

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Denise Reddon Fund Established for Susquehanna Athletics

The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to announce a recent grant from the Denise Reddon Memorial Fund that will provide support for the Athletic Department of the Susquehanna Community School District. This permanent endowment was established by Ms. Reddon’s family and friends to honor her years of service to the school district and the community.

Denise passed away in 2010 after having taught and coached at Susquehanna Community for 27 years. In addition to coaching girls’ basketball, softball, volleyball, and cheerleading, Denise was also the district’s Athletic Director. It is fitting that her endowment will provide annual assistance to support athletics in the school district. At her passing Denise was also in her second term as Mayor of Susquehanna.

Donations to honor Denise’s years of school and community service and to assist the Athletic Department of the Susquehanna Community School District may be sent to the Denise Reddon Memorial Fund at The Community Foundation 270 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801 or online at www.community-foundation.org.

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People in Photo left to right: Bronson Stone; Superintendent Susquehanna Community School District, Mary Jane Reddon, mother of Denise; Peter Quigg, President Community Foundation.

Wyoming County Community Health Foundation Creates Endowment

WCCHFLogoThe Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to announce that the Wyoming County Community Health Foundation has established an endowment to help support its work on behalf of the citizens of Wyoming County and surrounding counties. The endowment is intended to provide annual grants to assist with the Health Foundation’s operational and programmatic expenses, thus helping to ensure its long-term viability and to continue to promote health and wellness initiatives.

The Wyoming County Community Health Foundation provides support for health initiatives that address unmet community needs, promote proven healthcare techniques, encourage innovative approaches to health care, and advocate for underserved and vulnerable populations. “Our organization is eagerly working to improve our community’s health care needs in several different areas. We value our continued partnerships with local organizations and we look forward to being able to help our community more by creating this endowment,” explains Shealynn Shave, Executive Director of the Health Foundation.

Those interested in supporting health care in Wyoming County and surrounding counties, and in contributing to this permanent endowment may send contributions to Wyoming County Community Health Foundation Fund at The Community Foundation 270 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801 or online at www.community-foundation.org.

Community Foundation Congratulates 2018 Graduates


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The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains extends congratulations to the High School graduates who will receive tuition assistance from 87 college scholarship awards that have been granted by The Community Foundation this spring. More than $123,000 will be provided to graduates from eleven High Schools or Career and Technology Schools in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties. Furthermore, The Community Foundation’s participation in the Pennsylvania PATH program will allow students who matriculate at Pennsylvania colleges to be nominated for potential matching funding. The Community Foundation thanks the donors who have established these permanent scholarships and wishes good luck to all the scholarship recipients on the next phase of their education.

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