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Kiwanis Club of Tunkhannock Forms Community Fund

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The Kiwanis Club of Tunkhannock recently established the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Community Fund with The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. The fund is a permanent endowment that will provide grants to help support the Kiwanis Club’s various community projects. “The Kiwanis Club of Tunkhannock has a long tradition of supporting a broad array of local activities, and this new endowment will help the club continue that tradition and possibly expand that support,” said Rebecca Corby, club President.

The Kiwanis Club of Tunkhannock supports such community activities as the Tunkhannock Area School District’s Builder’s Club, reading programs for local Pre-Schools, installing community Christmas lights and providing Christmas trees to needy families, as well as the Wyoming County Safety Cupboard, the Wyoming County Resource Center, and also various youth programs at the Endless Mountains Nature Center.

“This new endowment will provide a reliable and growing base of funding that the club will be able to utilize for many generations to come,” said Peter Quigg, Community Foundation president. To help enhance its value and its granting ability, this new Tunkhannock Kiwanis Community Fund can always receive additional tax-deductible donations, which can be sent to The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains; 207 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801 or made online at www.community-foundation.org.

Cultivations Endowment for the Arts Established at Community Foundation

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Cultivations Endowment for the Arts Established at Community Foundation

August 10, 2017: Montrose, PA: The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to announce the establishment of 

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The Cultivations Endowment for the Arts which will support art education in the public schools of underserved communities throughout the United States. Cultivations is an online boutique representing various artisans from throughout the country and proceeds from sales will be contributed to this permanent endowment. The web site showcases a collection of specially curated handcrafted goods.

Cultivations’ Founder and Curator, Holly Bailey, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania feels that “promoting creativity and expression empowers young people to stay engaged, to succeed, and to grow over the course of their education.” Bailey adds that “the goal of the Cultivations Endowment for the Arts is to introduce young people to creative outlets and help foster in them an appreciation for the arts that will stay with them throughout their lifetime.”

More information about Cultivations and the new endowment for the arts can be found at www.cultivations.com. For information about The Community Foundation please visit www.community-foundation.org.  

Community Bank, N.A. Supports Camp Invention

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Peter Quigg, President Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains; Susan Bugno, Principal Tunkhannock Area Middle School; Lisa Sniscak, Tunkhannock 5th Grade Teacher and Camp Invention Director; Barbara Maculloch, President Community Bank NA

Community Bank NA recently provided $12,000 in assistance to Camp Invention held at the Tunkhannock Area School District. The contribution was made through the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit program administered by the Tunkhannock Area School District Foundation which is an affiliate of The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. This assistance enabled 62 Middle School students to attend the one week summer enrichment program to foster an interest in science and technology. Camp Invention is held in schools throughout the United States and more can be learned at www.campinvention.org. The Community Foundation has provided such assistance to Tunkhannock’s Camp Invention for ten years and is pleased to have Community Bank NA be the corporate sponsor for 2017.

This assistance continues a tradition of Community Bank NA supporting education in northeastern Pennsylvania, and since 2007 the bank has worked with The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains regarding various educational assistance projects in this region. Barbara Maculloch, President of Community Bank NA states that “the bank is very pleased to assist deserving students and we hope this was an interesting and enjoyable start to their summer vacation.” Lisa Sniscak, Director of Camp Invention, points out that this assistance from the bank will enable local students to receive the technical and scientific education that is so vital to today’s students.

Community Bank NA has 32 branches serving northeastern Pennsylvania and provides a full array of banking services as well as wealth management advice including insurance and trust administration. More can be learned at www.communitybankna.com

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