The Northern New York Community Foundation’s Board of Directors approved a $25,000 grant Tuesday to support the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center capital campaign at the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg. The campaign is centered on enhancing cancer center services and programming through the purchase of a linear accelerator and building additional space. The Community Foundation grant assists the organization in reaching its campaign goal.
“Both this project and the Center have demonstrated how critical they are to the citizens of Ogdensburg and the entire region they serve. As we continue to explore ways to partner with donors to provide a better community, we are very pleased to be a partner in this meaningful endeavor,” said Rande S. Richardson, Community Foundation executive director.
Other St. Lawrence County grants approved by the board were:
- Volunteer Transportation Center – $5,000
To help launch the expansion of transportation services in St. Lawrence County
- Lawrence University – $5,000*
Web development support for the “Nature Up North” project.
*-This grant is made possible, in part, through the Peter Van de Water Fund for St. Lawrence County. The Van de Water Fund is a permanent, charitable endowment to enhance the quality of life in St. Lawrence County.
The Northern New York Community Foundation makes grants to support the work of non-profit organizations and provides scholarships to individuals in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. This work is made possible by donors who have make annual gifts as well as those who have established permanent, charitable funds with the Foundation during their lifetimes or through their wills and have a general, broad and enduring interest in supporting the quality of life in the North Country.
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