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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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CRCF to lead second annual giving day, Cattaraugus Gives, this year

Cattaraugus Gives, the successful 24-hour fundraising challenge led by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, will return this year on November 27, with the hopes of making an even greater impact in 2018. In 2017, 40 nonprofit organizations together raised nearly $29,000 to benefit programs and projects in Cattaraugus County during Cattaraugus Gives. CRCF also offered […]

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Two Allegany County graduates receive CRCF scholarships

Two Allegany County students recently received scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Kelsey Pierce, a Cuba-Rushford Central School graduate this year, received the Kaleigh Wilday Scholar Athlete Award. This scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a scholar athlete who is part of a scholar-athlete team during her or his senior year. The Cuba-Rushford […]

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Brunelle receives first-ever Greenawalt Scholarship, Cornell tuition

August Brainard-Brunelle of Olean High School received the first-ever Russell F. Greenawalt and Elizabeth Page Scholarship to attend Cornell University. Established as part of the Olean City School District Scholarship Fund, now managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, through the estate of Russell F. Greenawalt, this scholarship is intended to provide a last-dollar award […]

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