Foundation celebrates donors, honors students at annual luncheon

More than 150 people gathered to honor the memory of a special young man, as well as to congratulate the Foundation’s 2012 scholarship students at the fifth annual Friends of the Foundation Luncheon.

The Foundation board honored committee members of the Jonathan Teuscher Scholarship as 2012 Friends of the Foundation. The committee created the scholarship in Jonathan’s memory with the Foundation to help students who, like Jonathan, maintained positive attitudes while facing challenges. Committee members honored included his father and step-mother, Steve and Donna Teuscher; brother and sister-in-law Bill and Paula Teuscher; aunt Kim Teuscher; grandmother, Velma Tanner; and friends Jude and Amanda Auman, Gregg Prockton, Dr. Colleen Taggerty and Dave and Karen Todd.

Past recipients of the Friends of the Foundation award include: Betty Pappas and Russell Hurlburt for their commitment to the Rose Pappas Foundation Fund; John “Jack” and Louise Murphy, who established the John J. Murphy Family Scholarship; Carroll and Dolores Anstaett, who established the Gift Tree and Carroll Anstaett Olean Little League funds; and Mildred Milliman, posthumously, for her generosity through the anonymous fund she created at the Foundation and which has since been renamed in her memory.

The board also recognized the 25 recipients of awards from scholarship funds. This year’s award commitments total more than $90,000.

Donors who established new funds at the Foundation were recognized as well. New funds created in 2011-12 included: Allegany Nordic Fund, Cattaraugus County Law Enforcement Foundation Fund, Community Warmth Fund, Cuba Lake Area Young Sailors’ Fund, Horse Resource Fund, John Muir Book Fund, Olean Meditation Center Fund and Ben & Rose Schwabenbauer Educational Scholarship.

To see more photos from the day, visit the Foundation’s Facebook photo album.

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Members of the Jonathan Teuscher Scholarship committee were honored at the luncheon. Front row: from left, Carol Stitt, CRCF Board President; Donna Teuscher, Velma Tanner, Kim Teuscher, Amanda Auman and Bill Teuscher. Back row: from left, Karen Niemic Buchheit, CRCF Executive Director; Steve Teuscher, Gregg Prockton, Dr. Colleen Taggerty and Paula Teuscher. Photo by Joelle Wolters Photography

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