What a week of awarding $100 grants and handing out popcorn! The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation thanks everyone who stopped by its Chautauqua County Fair booth and especially those who participated in the Philanthropist for a Day contest. Over 270 entries were received over the seven days at the fair. We are pleased to announce the six $100 grant winners and their favorite charities: Michelle Pierce -- Chau-tauqua Humane Society; Lisa Sheldon - Chau-tauqua Adult Day Care; Holly Domon - Dunkirk Pet Pantry; Elizabeth Lee - Ruth Barker Winch Scholarship Fund; Katherine Hamernik - Literacy Volunteers; and, Dale Mathews - YWCA Westfield.
On Sunday, a $500 Grant was awarded to Bill Britton for the Chautauqua County 4-H. Each winner received an NCCF t-shirt and canvas bag. Congratu-lations to our winners and their charities. See you next year!
The NCCF was incorporated in 1986 as a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $8.6 million in the community through its various grant programs. It is an organization inherently committed to enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy.
Top: Michelle Pierce presents her $100 NCCF Philanthropy in Action grant to Roxanne Wendling, Community Relations Director, Chautauqua County Humane Society, Inc. There is no doubt why Michelle Pierce chose the Chautauqua County Humane Society as her charity to receive her grant. She has numerous cats and dogs at home and yet she wanted to take on and care for all the animals at the shelter. Even at 11 years old Michelle knows that working with either homeless animals or homeless children is in her future. Until then she plans on doing volunteer work in her hometown of Salamanca.
For more information on the NCCF, visit www.nccfoundation.org or call 366-4892.