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Organizers, supporters hopeful for RAM return

Local organizers of the Remote Area Medical clinic hope that the project’s initial success will lead to a return visit after treating some 400 local residents. The initiative provided professional care to uninsured or underinsured local residents at the St. Bonaventure University campus. Patients received everything from basic dental cleanings and checkups to extractions from […]

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McKean County organizations receive Costa Fund grants

Three McKean County organizations received grants from the Samuel Costa Fund, together totaling $3,412. Samuel and Dorothy Costa of Smethport established the fund in 2004 at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to benefit organizations each year that both cared about, said Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church received the largest grant, […]

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Community Foundation to honor Skip and Greta Wilday, 2017 scholarship recipients

The strongest among us turn tragedy into a force for good. Ward “Skip” and Greta Wilday did exactly that when they established the Kaleigh Wilday Endowment Fund after the tragic passing of their eight-year-old daughter in 2002. Because of the Wildays’ resolve to preserve Kaleigh’s memory and spirit, countless area youth have been provided incredible […]

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Variety of nonprofits gain support from CRCF donor-designated funds

Three donor-designated funds at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation recently made possible $2,855 in grants to four organizations. The Kothari Family Endowment Fund, which also provides scholarships to students entering health care fields of study, made possible a $1,000 grant to the Olean General Hospital Foundation and a $250 grant to the Olean Food Pantry. […]

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Keeping Oak Hill Park beautiful and memorable for future generations

In this month’s blog Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit writes about the recent work done at Oak Hill Park and the importance of beautifying and preserving our historic city parks.       I noticed recently while walking along 4th Street near Oak Hill Park that the day lilies have started […]

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Hanson funds at Community Foundation benefit first responders, dialysis center and other causes

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation’s board of directors recently approved grants from two funds established by Paul and Betty Hanson to support local first responders, a local dialysis center and hospital, and a library. The Paul and Mary Janowicz Fund provided three grants of $150 each to three organizations selected by the fund advisors – […]

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Roger S. Niemic Memorial Fund to support juvenile diabetes research, cure

The Niemic family recently established the Roger S. Niemic Memorial Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to support organizations championing research for a cure to juvenile diabetes. 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 […]

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Schools, church benefit from CRCF Spring grants of $4,000+

Three funds at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation made possible $4,738 in grants this Spring to support scholarships, student study aboard programs, a local Catholic school system, and an area church. The JCC Foundation received an annual $1,000 grant from the Kaleigh Wilday Endowment Fund to continue a scholarship in Kaleigh’s memory for a Cuba-Rushford […]

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Give back what you take for granted

This month, Kirk Windus, CRCF communications and fund development coordinator looks back on community projects helped by the Community Fund and the impact they have. Between college basketball games a while back, TNT aired a special story about Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan. Swanigan, now a national player of the year candidate, weighed 360 pounds as a […]

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Kay and Oliver Williams Fund supports Rushford community and heritage

The Kay and Oliver Williams/Rushford Endowment Fund recently made possible $6,728 in grants to organizations that support the Rushford area community and help preserve its heritage. The late Mr. Williams, a Rushford resident, established the endowment at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation in order to continue supporting the causes that he and his wife, Kay, […]

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