Donations Support 25 Area Organizations
Because of the giving spirit of the community, the Sewanee Community Chest has met its 2015–16 fund-raising goal.
The Sewanee Civic Association is grateful to all who made a gift or a pledge to help reach the $100,000 goal for 25 local organizations.
Requests to the Community Chest this year totaled approximately $128,000.
The Sewanee Civic Association organizes the volunteer-led Community Chest, which raises tens of thousands of dollars yearly for local organizations that support youth, outreach, community and educational programs in the tri-county area (Franklin, Grundy and Marion). Through Community Chest funding, these organizations help those caught in the cycle of poverty, improve lives through outreach and community initiatives, and provide support for children with a variety of programs.
The money raised in the community goes directly to organizations that support the following: community aid, $21,850; children, $35,300; quality of life, $35,850; and beyond Sewanee, $7,000.
If you have not made your gift to the Community Chest this year, it is not too late. Any money that exceeds the goal will be used to support the mission to aid the community with annual funding and emergency requests, as they arise. Last year, the Community Chest was able to grant an additional $1,200 in emergency funding.
The SCA board also thanks Elizabeth and Rick Duncan, Community Chest stewards, for their work on this year’s campaign.
Projected distributions by the Sewanee Community Chest are:
Community Chest 2015–16 Grants
Blue Monarch $1,000
Boy Scout Troop 14 $300
Cowan Little League $4,500
Cub Scout Pack 152 $600
Folks at Home $5,000
Fourth of July $4,000
Humane Society $3,000
Girl Scout Troop 2107 $200
Girl Scout Troop 621 $200
Housing Sewanee $5,000
Mountain Goat Trail
Phil White Dog Park $600
SCA for the Parks $2,000
Senior Citizen’s Center $12,000
Sewanee Angel Park $1,500
Sewanee Children’s Center $9,000
Sewanee Chorale $750
Sewanee Elementary PO $20,000
St. Mark’s Community
Thurmond Library $500
TigerSharks Swim Team $500
Volunteers in Medicine $750
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