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Foundation honors Joseph and Cecily Higgins, 2018 scholarship recipients

At its 11th annual Friends of the Foundation Luncheon the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation had the unique opportunity to honor its roots while looking into the future by honoring the 2018 Friends of the Foundation, Joseph and Cecily Higgins, and more than 80 area students who received scholarships in 2018. The Friends of the Foundation […]

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Three Hinsdale grads receive CRCF Scholarships

Three recent Hinsdale Central School graduates received  scholarship awards totaling $6,100 from scholarship funds managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Kristin Chapman and Kyleigh Nolder each received the Hinsdale Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship established by the Hinsdale Alumni Association, $2,000 each this year, is for a graduating senior of Hinsdale Central School. […]

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Four area students receive Murphy scholarship

Four area high school graduates each recently received a $10,000 John J. Murphy Family Scholarship managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Tyler Lashway of Port Allegany High School; Emily Rohrs and Anna Seamon, both of Allegany-Limestone Central School; and Olean High School’s Natalie Sova each received the John J. Murphy Family Scholarship. The $10,000 […]

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Arnold McHone Sr. Manufacturing Scholarship to support future industry workers

When Yvonne McHone recalls time spent with her late husband, Arnold McHone, tears bubble in her eyes, but she still cannot help but smile when she thinks back on all of the memories. The Arnold McHone Sr. Manufacturing Scholarship Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will carry on those special memories for many years […]

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OHS scholarship and area nonprofits receive support from Paul and Betty Hanson Fund

Paul Hanson passed away this year, but area nonprofits and a graduating Olean High School student received the familiar Hanson family support this year thanks to funds established at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation by Paul and his wife, Betty. Before Paul’s passing in April of this year, Paul and Betty established a number of […]

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Four area students receive Pat McGee Nursing scholarship

Four area graduates and current college students recently received the Pat McGee Nursing Scholarship managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. This year’s recipients include: Megan Shumway, a 2015 Olean High School graduate; Kaytelyn Powless, a 2016 Allegany-Limestone Central School graduate; McKenzie Rider, 2018 Salamanca High School graduate; and Megan Rose, a 2018 graduate of […]

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Three Otto-Eldred grads receive CRCF scholarships

Three Otto-Eldred High School (PA) graduates recently received scholarships, totaling $8,500, from scholarship funds managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Ethan Flexman, Alyssa Shelander and Marhea Unverdorben each received the Bob and Barbara McCord Scholarship. This scholarship, now in its second year is for graduating seniors of Otto-Eldred High School, established at CRCF through […]

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$5K in Community Fund grants support area nonprofit projects, health and safety

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation’s board of directors recently approved five grants totaling more than $5,000 from the Community Fund to support special projects and initiatives at area nonprofits. The Food Bank of WNY received a $1,000 grant to support the purchase of a new, refrigerated truck to directly deliver food to 34 member agencies […]

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City to dedicate Oak Hill Park steps to Laines June 16

The City of Olean will dedicate the newly restored Oak Hill Park steps in honor of Erick and Marianne Laine for their generous gift to make the project possible and their longtime dedication to beautification of city parks. The public is invited to attend the dedication and ribbon cutting of the steps on the North […]

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Community Foundation to honor Joe and Cecily Higgins, 2018 scholarship recipients

The best of friends are the ones that remain a constant over the test of time. Joseph and Cecily Higgins have long been exactly those kind of friends to the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. From the days when the Foundation was little more than an idea to make the Allegheny River Trail possible, the Higginses […]

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