YADKINVILLE — The board of advisors of the Yakin County Community Foundation announced $7,440 in local grants and scholarship awards from its community grantmaking fund and component funds — the Pauline “Polly” Hudspeth Wood and Dr. William L. Wood Sr. Endowment, the Hubert Lewis Phillips and Pearl Shermer Phillips Scholarship Fund and the Jonathan Jackson Cancer Survivors’ Scholarship Fund, according to Lisa Drum, board president.
This year’s nonprofit grant recipients included:
• $1,000 to Magnify Ministries, Inc. for Impact Yadkin.
• $1,500 to Solus Christus for general operating support.
• $750 to Children’s Center of Surry, Inc. for Children’s Center Life Skills.
• $1,250 to Starmount Middle School for SPRK Cross Curriculuar Learning with Sphero SPRK devices and iPods.
This year’s scholarship recipients included:
• $845 to Emily Mendenhall from the Hubert Lewis Phillips and Pearl Shermer Phillips Scholarship Fund.
• $845 to Marlee Pardue from the Hubert Lewis Phillips and Pearl Shermer Phillips Scholarship Fund.
• $750 to Madison Ruff from the Jonathan Jackson Cancer Survivors’ Scholarship Fund.
• $500 to Travis Dixon for Humanitarian Award from the Pauline “Polly” Hudspeth Wood & Dr. William L. Wood Sr. Endowment.
Drum thanked the community for its support of the Yadkin County Community Foundation. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” she said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported Yadkin County’s community fund.”
The Yadkin County Community Foundation was founded by a group of committed citizens to serve as a local resource to meet community needs through permanent endowments that fuel grantmaking. In addition to Drum, board members include: Robin Nance (secretary), Bonnie Lasky (grants chair), Andy Anderson, Dorothy Carter, Wayne Dixon, Tom Fagerli, Chris Funk, Hope Hardy, Darrell McCormick, Kenneth Reavis, Barbara Todd and John Willingham.
Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Yadkin County Community Grantmaking Fund, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Contributions can also be made online at nccommunityfoundation.org.
For further information, contact NCCF Regional Director Colby Martin at 828-358-0030 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the NCCF website at nccommunityfoundation.org.
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made $116 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $222 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.
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