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2016 grants from Reisner funds provide 11 charities with $16,000

OLEAN, N.Y., March 2, 2016 – Eleven local and national charitable organizations recently received $16,000 in grants from two funds established by the late Doris Reisner of Olean at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. The CRCF board of directors approved the annual grants from the Lewis and Doris Reisner and Doris Reisner funds based on […]

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Wendy Brand elected president of Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation board of directors

Wendy Brand of Allegany was elected president of the board of directors of the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation at the board’s recent annual meeting. Ms. Brand, who previously served as board vice president, is the community constituent liaison for Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio, Assembly District 148. She also serves as a commissioner of Allegany State […]

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Community Foundation board elects four new directors

Four new directors were elected recently to the board of the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Three people – Lucy Benson of Allegany, Dan Strauch of Allegany and Jeff Reisner of Little Genesee – were elected as new board members for a three-year term, and one person, Tim O’Keefe of Cuba, was elected as a designated […]

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Rose Pappas Foundation Fund grants help food pantries, 12 other charities

Sixteen organizations, including four area food pantries, received grants recently from the Rose Pappas Foundation Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Each year the Rose Pappas Foundation Fund distributes a number of grants in December as part of the holiday season and in memory of Rose Pappas. Her sister, Betty Pappas, established the fund […]

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Community Foundation recognizes outgoing board president Carol Stitt

Carol Stitt has been a key leader of the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation (CRCF) almost since its inception, making her farewell at the end of 2015 a bittersweet one for board members and staff alike. In recognizing Mrs. Stitt’s contributions, new board president Wendy Brand noted that Carol had not only been a board member […]

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Kaleigh Wilday Endowment grants awarded to local children’s causes

Five grants to help local organizations that provide services to children and youth have been awarded from the Kaleigh Wilday Endowment at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. The grants, totaling $5,000, were made in honor of Kaleigh Wilday’s birthday on November 10, according to Karen Buchheit, executive director of the CRCF. The following grants were […]

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Gift certificate donations bolster Gift Tree giving

This story was originally published in the Olean Times Herald on December 1, 2015 by Kate Day Sager. It is reprinted here with permission. For the past 15 years, many needy families helped by the annual Gift Tree program have not only received Christmas presents from kind strangers, but also gift certificates from a local […]

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Grants from Mahar Family Fund support seven charities

Seven area charitable organizations received grants recently from the Mahar Family Foundation at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation just in time for the holidays. The CRCF board of directors recently approved annual grants from the Mahar Family Foundation Fund for a total of $1,000, according to Karen Niemic Buchheit, CRCF Executive Director. The following organizations […]

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Community Foundation grant funds art kits for children

  Children who visit the Southern Tier Child Advocacy Center will have a better experience thanks to art kits donated to the center through a grant from the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation (CRCF). The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) was awarded $1,000 to provide more than 100 art kits for children served by the center, […]

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Foundation grant supports arts council

  A $500 grant from the Visual Arts Alliance Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will help the Cattaraugus County Arts Council’s pottery programs. The board of directors approved the grant to help the arts council purchase a new pug mill to mix clay for pottery programs. “We are pleased to help the arts […]

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