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Cattaraugus Gives raises nearly $32,000 for nonprofits

In its second year Cattaraugus Gives, Cattaraugus County’s Day of Giving, raised nearly $32,000 for area nonprofits. The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation again led efforts to organize nonprofits in Cattaraugus County to together raise funds to support each’s respective mission and added $5,000 in incentives. Those efforts culminated in 47 nonprofits together raising $31,958.52 in […]

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OHS Class of 1995 Scholarship Fund established at CRCF

When two members of the Olean High School Class of 1995 passed away tragically, the rest of the class was left reeling and racking their brains for a way to support their classmates’ families through the loss. Classmates Ben Liteer and Shane Richner passed away unexpectedly within a year and a half of each other […]

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Cattaraugus Gives cultivates giving spirit in Cattaraugus County

In this special blog post, CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit, shares some thoughts on the Cattaraugus Gives program and the true mission behind it. Make sure to add Cattaraugus Gives to your calendar for November 27, 2018, and get ready to support the causes that mean the most to you in our Cattaraugus County […]

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Local children’s causes receive Kaleigh Wilday Endowment Fund grants

Five organizations that support local children and youth will receive grants this November from the Kaleigh Wilday Endowment Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. The grants, totaling $5,000, will be made to remember Kaleigh Wilday and her birthday, November 10, said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. Skip and Greta Wilday established the fund […]

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Roger S. Niemic Memorial Fund makes inaugural grant to support diabetes research

The Roger S. Niemic Memorial Fund recently made possible its first-ever grant of $150 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Western PA Chapter. Mr. Niemic’s brothers and sisters, Karen Niemic Buchheit, Tim Niemic, Terri (Niemic) Warras and Doug Niemic, and mother and father, Stan and Pat Niemic, decided to establish the fund after Mr. Niemic […]

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Mahar Family Foundation lends support to nine nonprofits

Nine charitable organizations recently received grants from the Mahar Family Foundation Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Mrs. Francis (Roberta) Mahar Jr. and her late husband, Francis Mahar Jr., established the fund, which now memorializes Francis Mahar Sr., Margaret Mahar, Daniel Mahar and Francis Mahar Jr. Fund advisor Mrs. Francis (Roberta) Mahar Jr. recommends […]

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Nonprofit leaders, staff gather for annual Nonprofit Networking Day

by Cindy Wagner/Olean Times Herald St. BONAVENTURE — More than 120 nonprofit leaders, staff and board members gathered Wednesday for the area’s eighth annual Nonprofit Networking Day — and network they did. All started the morning at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at the event hosted by the Cattaraugus Region […]

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Leadership Cattaraugus accepting Class of 2019 scholarship applications

Scholarship applications are available for Leadership Cattaraugus’ Class of 2019 applicants through the organization’s scholarship fund, managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. The Leadership Cattaraugus board of directors established the Leadership Cattaraugus Scholarship Fund at CRCF to make participation in the program more affordable for worthy future leaders in the community. The application is […]

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CRCF Community Fund grant applications due October 21

Grant applications for the next funding cycle of the Community Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation are due October 21. “The Community Fund is the Foundation’s vehicle for responsive grantmaking, allowing the board to support projects and initiatives that address the changing needs of the community,” said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. “The […]

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Nonprofit Networking Day sessions provide strategies for a thriving nonprofit

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Networking Day will provide four different breakout sessions hosted by some of the area’s leading professionals and speakers in order to equip area nonprofits with strategies to thrive in today’s challenging landscape. Nonprofit Networking Day, set for October 17 at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the […]

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