Our success in grant-making is a direct result of community support

To the Editor:

2017 is off to a great start! The Voorheesville Community and School Foundation has committed up to $29,000 in grants to our community and schools since the beginning of 2017 and we are excited to share the following updates with our community supporters.

Most recently, the foundation awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Friends of the Voorheesville Playground. This grant recognizes the students of Voorheesville Elementary School who are planning a dance-a-thon on March 10 to raise funds for a new school playground. VCSF will also match up to $15,000 for all donations and revenues received at the dance-a-thon for a total grant award of up to $25,000 toward the new playground.

In January, VCSF awarded a grant of $1,000 to the Voorheesville Dionysians of Clayton A. Bouton High School for the purpose of presenting the musical “Mary Poppins” at the Voorheesville Performing Arts Center on March 24 to 26.

Also in January, a grant of $1,000 was awarded to the James A. Deragon Memorial Fund for the purpose of building a new a pavilion at Feura Bush Park in the town of New Scotland. It is expected that the pavilion will be erected in the summer of 2017.

In February, VCSF awarded a grant of $2,000 to the Classic Theater Guild in support of the Helderberg Theater Festival to be held at Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont in the summer of 2017. With this grant, the Classic Theater Guild will continue its 10-year tradition of offering free summer theater in our community.

Our success in grant-making is a direct result of the support given to VCSF throughout the year by our wonderful community members, organizations and businesses. Thank you! Please visit our recently remodeled website to learn more about the foundation and other ongoing fundraising endeavors throughout the boundaries of Voorheesville, New Scotland, and the Voorheesville Central School District. We look forward to your continued support of our mission and all the grant-making we can accomplish together in 2017.

Patricia Conway, president

Voorheesville Community & School Foundation